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The Trump Shooting, Conspiracies, and Calls for War

David Gilbert: But, this is a really interesting conspiracy because it’s based on possibly the biggest conspiracy ever. The fact that the Moon landing was faked. Leah Feiger: Oh, incredible. Good. David Gilbert: Unless, maybe you don’t know about it, but there’s a new movie that’s out called “Fly Me to the Moon,” which stars […]

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Militias Are Recruiting Off of the Trump Shooting

Militia and anti-government groups across the United States are using the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump as an opportunity to organize, recruit, and train. “An attack on President Trump was an attack on us, people like us—like-minded American patriots,” says Scot Seddon, the Pennsylvania-based founder of The American Patriots Three Percenters (APIII), in

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Far-Right Extremists Call for Violence and War After Trump Shooting

Far-right communities online lit up on Saturday night with calls for violence, retribution, and civil war in the wake of the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump. “I guess they really do want war,” a member of the pro-Trump message board known as The Donald wrote on Saturday evening in a post that has

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Elon Musk ‘Fully Endorses’ Donald Trump After Deadly Rally Shooting

Elon Musk endorsed Donald Trump for reelection Saturday evening shortly after gunshots appear to have been fired at the former president’s campaign rally in Pennsylvania. Trump was escorted off the stage by the Secret Service and seen with blood on his face afterwards. “I fully endorse President Trump and hope for his rapid recovery,” Musk

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The Kamala Harris Conspiracies Are Here

Leah Feiger: Well, yeah, no, in your reporting, you shared posts of people calling her the DEI candidate. That’s what’s going around, and it’s not just Trump in the public sphere sharing this. These were conspiracies that were legitimately being repeated on Fox and all over the place. David Gilbert: After those fringe platforms, we

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The Far Right Is Already Demonizing Kamala Harris

Far-right communities online are already demonizing Vice President Kamala Harris after speculation that she may replace President Joe Biden as the Democratic nominee in the US election. But rather than focusing on her policies, experience, or ability to do the job, the vicious attacks have focused instead on her sex life, her race, and rethreading

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How the Biden Administration Is (Not Really) Handling Disinformation

Leah Feiger: It’s like, what a beautiful idea. Jon Favreau: And now when you only organize people online and they only meet online and the debates happen online and everything, you’re going to lose trust. And so, I do think that there’s going to be, and where I’ve seen this already a return to sort

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Trump–Biden Debate Conspiracies Have Already Flooded the Internet

The Republican online ecosystem has gone into overdrive ahead of the first US presidential debate. Lawmakers and influencers are pushing wild conspiracy theories about President Joe Biden, and instead of coming up with anything new, they are recycling tired old allegations that have already been debunked—including claims that Biden will be “jacked up” on performance-enhancing

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Supreme Court Rules That US Government Can Continue Talking to Social Media Companies

Today, the Supreme Court ruled in a 6–3 decision that the plaintiffs who’d sued the US government for allegedly violating the First Amendment—by communicating with social media companies about misleading and harmful content on their platforms—did not present enough evidence to prove that they had standing to sue. The case was brought by the attorneys

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