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Perspectives

Are end-of-Earthers and conspiracy theorists that dangerous?

Why are many consumed with a sense of moral panic that conspiracy theorists constitute the next wave of terrorism?

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Quick Hits Right-wing extremism

Quick Hits 139 – What is next for QAnon? Should we be worried?

Will QAnon now turn violent… or disappear?

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Nashville explosion Quick Hits Video

Quick Hits 123 – Do conspiracy theories constitute an ‘ideology’

Lizard people, COVID, 5G… What conspiracy theories did the Christmas Day Nashville bomber believe in? Was he treated differently because he was white?

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Right-wing extremism Video

Hate in the Homeland: The New Global Far Right

A startling look at the unexpected places where violent hate groups recruit young people.

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Phil in the media

America’s QAnon problem is infecting Canada. What should we do about it?

QAnon, an unfortunate cultural import from the United States, has gained new prevalence north of the border. How bad is it, and what can be done to stop it?

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Perspectives

Where on the ideological spectrum do conspiracy theories lie?

Violence associated with conspiracy theorists such as those linked to QAnon is becoming a real concern but are all conspiracy theories right wing?

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Articles The Hill Times

More questions than answers on the Rideau Hall ‘incident’

Former CSIS analyst explain why, when we have so little to go on, it is best to refrain from pronouncing judgment on a violent incident.

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COVID-19 The Hill Times

COVID-19, Conspiracy Theory and Terrorism?

The destruction of cell towers believed to be used to transmit 5G wireless communications is tied to a conspiracy theory that 5G is causing COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Perspectives

No, COVID-19 is not a bioterror weapon

Pandemics like COVID-19 lead to fear… and to some wacky – but dangerous – conspiracy theories.