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Past articles by Rachel:

QAnon followers are already spreading Epstein-like conspiracy theories about John McAfee's reported suicide

The antivirus software mogul's own social media accounts are joining in, with his Instagram account sharing an image of a "Q" after his death. → Read More

After the identity of 'Q' may have been revealed in a documentary, QAnon followers are calling it 'fake news'

An HBO filmmaker thought he uncovered the identity of the QAnon creator, but followers of the conspiracy theory are not convinced. → Read More

After the identity of 'Q' may have been revealed in a documentary, QAnon followers are calling it 'fake news'

An HBO filmmaker thought he uncovered the identity of the QAnon creator, but followers of the conspiracy theory are not convinced. → Read More

How Bill Gates became a favorite target of far-right conspiracy theorists

Bill Gates has emerged as the main target for far-right conspiracy theorists. From COVID-19 to climate change, false claims about the billionaire philanthropist → Read More

TikTokers are trying to prove that snow in Texas is 'fake,' pushing a false conspiracy theory

TikTok is full of videos spreading the bogus claim that the Texas snow is fake and engineered by the government. → Read More

The history of QAnon: how the conspiracy theory snowballed from the fringes of the internet into the mainstream

QAnon, the fictional right-wing conspiracy theory that alleges Trump is fighting a “deep state” cabal of human traffickers, has had a big couple weeks in Congress. → Read More

Gab, the social-media platform booming on the far-right, has posted direct QAnon quotes on Twitter

The corporate Twitter account for Gab, a social-media platform similar to Facebook, quoted a message from the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory. → Read More

The Trump administration gave more than $850,000 in PPP loans to prominent anti-vaccine groups

Top anti-vaccine advocacy groups received PPP funding from the Trump administration, The Washington Post reported. → Read More

Parler moves to Epik, a domain registrar known for hosting far-right extremist content

Parler registered its domain with Epik, a company known for hosting other far-right websites including Gab, and previously 8chan. → Read More

How the QAnon conspiracy theory and a stew of misinformation fueled the insurrection at the Capitol

The QAnon conspiracy-theory community shaped the false right-wing narrative that President-elect Joe Biden fraudulently won the election. → Read More

The QAnon conspiracy theory and a stew of misinformation fuelled the insurrection at the Capitol

When pro-Trump rioters stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday, the far-right corners of the internet had been ready for weeks. → Read More

A pipe bomb was reportedly found at RNC headquarters and destroyed by authorities, and a suspicious package arrived at DNC headquarters

Amid DC rioting, a pipe bomb was found at the RNC headquarters, while the DNC was evacuated over a suspicious package, The New York Times reported. → Read More

A well-known QAnon influencer dubbed the 'Q Shaman' played a highly visible role in the Capitol siege

A leader in the QAnon conspiracy-theory movement kept popping at Wednesday's Capitol siege in Washington, DC. → Read More

The Christchurch shooter was radicalized on YouTube and gave money to white-supremacist groups, report says

The mass shooter who killed 51 peoplein Christchurch, New Zealand, in March 2019 was radicalized by watching YouTube videos — and donated money to a YouTuber and a lobbying group who promoted white supremacy, a new report found. → Read More

After his pardon, Michael Flynn appears to be deepening his ties to the QAnon conspiracy theory

Michael Flynn appears to be capitalizing on attention from the QAnon community and aligning himself with the movement's figureheads. → Read More

'Umbrella Academy' and 'Juno' star Elliot Page comes out as transgender

Elliot Page, the actor formerly known as Ellen Page, publicly came out as transgender on Tuesday. → Read More

Parler created a platform for conservatives by burning the Silicon Valley script. Inside the rapid, mysterious rise of the 'free speech' Twitter alternative.

Parler claims it's not a right-wing platform. But a close look at the company's early days reveals numerous connections to prominent conservatives. → Read More

A white Republican official tweeted that he's a 'black gay guy.' That was only the beginning of a confusing Twitter drama that now involves Patti LaBelle's nephew.

A white Pennsylvania Republican tweeted that he was a 'black gay guy.' Then 'Dan Purdy,' who was actually Patti LaBelle's nephew, tried to help. → Read More

What happens to QAnon after Trump leaves the White House?

The QAnon conspiracy theory is centered on the notion that President Trump is our savior. What happens now that he's lost? → Read More

A TikTok creator says he made a fake voter fraud video that went viral and was shared by Rudy Giuliani

Rudy Giuliani and right-wing influencers shared a TikTok video as evidence of voter fraud, but the video was created as a joke by a prankster. → Read More