An AI tool can distinguish between a conspiracy theory and a true conspiracy – it comes down to how easily the story falls apart

The audio on the otherwise shaky body camera footage is unusually clear. As police officers search…

5 types of misinformation to watch out for while ballots are being counted – and after

With no clear winner yet in the presidential election, there’s an opportunity for partisan activists, conspiracy…

5 reasons not to underestimate far-right extremists

Far-right extremists have been in the news, with an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan’s governor and…

On Twitter, bots spread conspiracy theories and QAnon talking points

Americans who seek political insight and information on Twitter should know how much of what they…

How QAnon uses satanic rhetoric to set up a narrative of ‘good vs. evil’

In front of a TV audience on Oct. 15, President Donald Trump declared that he knew…

Political leaders’ views on COVID-19 risk are highly infectious in a polarized nation – we see the same with climate change

When President Donald Trump announced he was leaving the hospital after being treated for COVID-19, he…

Evangelical leaders like Billy Graham and Jerry Falwell Sr. have long talked of conspiracies against God’s chosen – those ideas are finding resonance today

President Donald Trump sees many conspiracies around him. He has described investigations into both Russia’s interference…

Portland and Kenosha violence was predictable – and preventable

The U.S. reached a deadly moment in protests over racial injustice, as back-to-back shootings in Kenosha,…

Nearly two centuries ago, a QAnon-like conspiracy theory propelled candidates to Congress

Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Republican congressional primary win in Georgia ensures, in all likelihood, that the heavily…

Why the ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion’ is still pushed by anti-Semites more than a century after hoax first circulated

An anti-Semitic hoax more than a century old reared its ugly head again as the Republican…