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Colorado voting machines banned after conspiracy theorist county clerk let unauthorized person in during upgrades

The county clerk of Mesa in Colorado, Tina Peters, “could be in legal trouble” after allowing an unauthorized person into a secure facility during an “upgrade” of the county’s voting machines. Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold reported that this unauthorized person then released the passwords for the underlying voting machine software online. — Read the rest

Source: https://boingboing.net/2021/08/29/colorado-voting-machines-banned-after-conspiracy-theorist-county-clerk-let-unauthorized-person-in-during-upgrades-who-then-published-their-passwords.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=colorado-voting-machines-banned-after-conspiracy-theorist-county-clerk-let-unauthorized-person-in-during-upgrades-who-then-published-their-passwords
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Rob Beschizza

Who is the ‘pizza king’? The secret language being used by anti-vaccine groups to skirt detection

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Some anti-vaccination groups on Facebook are changing their names to euphemisms like “Dance Party” or “Dinner Party,” and using code words to fit those themes.

Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/anti-vaccine-groups-changing-dance-parties-facebook-avoid-detection-rcna1480
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Ben Collins and Brandy Zadrozny

Majority of Covid misinformation came from 12 people, report finds

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CCDH finds ‘disinformation dozen’ have combined following of 59 million people across multiple social media platforms

The vast majority of Covid-19 anti-vaccine misinformation and conspiracy theories originated from just 12 people, a report by the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) cited by the White House this week found.

Related: ‘They’re killing people’: Biden slams Facebook for Covid disinformation

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/17/covid-misinformation-conspiracy-theories-ccdh-report
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Erum Salam

Read the Pentagon’s Big Declassified UFO Report Right Here

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The truth is finally out here. On Friday, the Pentagon released its highly anticipated report summarizing previously classified information about the military’s research into UFOs—or as it prefers to call them, Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP). What bombshell revelations does the report contain? Well, it’s only…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/read-the-pentagons-big-declassified-ufo-report-right-he-1847175792
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Rhett Jones

Too Many of You Still Believe in 5G Conspiracy Theories

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5G conspiracies are nothing new. They’ve been tirelessly debunked several times and yet a 2021 survey found that roughly 24% of people believe that at least one 5G conspiracy is true. C’mon, really?

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/too-many-of-you-still-believe-in-5g-conspiracy-theories-1846822894
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Victoria Song

When QAnon Blows Up Your Friend Group

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My ex was the first person to tell me about Q. This was near the end of 2016, and we were in the beginning stages of our relationship. I took it as us having the same, passive interest in conspiracy theories. The kind of interest where you go, “LOL sounds like a Dan Brown novel!” I laughed it off, but he dug deeper…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/when-qanon-blows-up-your-friend-group-1846137937
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Joanna Nelius

5G conspiracy theorists are selling Faraday cages to put your router in. But there’s a problem.

Faraday cages for Wi-Fi routers are the latest 5G conspiracy grift, writes Matthew Gault at Vice. The metal cages “block up to 95% EMF RF waves”, the ‘blue smog’ feared by claimed radio-sensitives. But there’s a problem: it’s hard to block 5G without blocking the rest of the spectrum, and a little wire box isn’t going to do the trick. — Read the rest

Source: https://boingboing.net/2020/12/04/5g-conspiracy-theorists-are-selling-faraday-cages-to-put-your-router-in-but-theres-a-problem.html
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Rob Beschizza

QAnon conspiracy bots are taking over Twitter

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Americans who seek political insight and information on Twitter should know how much of what they are seeing is the result of automated propaganda campaigns. Nearly four years after my collaborators and I revealed how automated Twitter accounts were distorting online election discussions in 2016, the situation appears to be no better. That’s despite the efforts of policymakers, technology companies, and even the public to root out disinformation campaigns on social media. In our latest study, we collected 240 million election-related tweets mentioning presidential candidates and election-related keywords, posted between June 20 and Sept. 9, 2020. We looked for activity…

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Source: https://thenextweb.com/syndication/2020/10/30/qanon-conspiracy-bots-are-taking-over-twitter/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: The Conversation

YouTube cracks down on QAnon videos that target individuals or groups

bc994920-0ef9-11eb-a9ff-c3d6b45a222eWith just weeks to go before the 2020 presidential election, YouTube has confirmed it is expanding efforts to crack down on harmful conspiracies being shared on its platform, with a specific focus on prohibiting “content that targets an individual or…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/youtube-qanon-crackdown-152256341.html
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