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The conspiracy theory has gained followers among state and local governments nationwide

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Pastors tend to the spiritual needs of their congregations. Conspiracy theories have made their jobs a lot harder.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who identifies as Christian, has embraced QAnon conspiracy theories. Photo: Alex Edelman/AFP/Getty Images.


I’ve received a few myself—and it’s time to let Trump-loyalist relatives go

Rep. Adam Kinzinger during a House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing. Photo: Kevin Dietsch/Pool/Getty Images


A former white supremacist on how disappointed Q followers can regain agency in their lives — but only if they’re willing

Photo illustration; image sources: Kyle Grillot/AFP, Royalty-free/Getty Images, courtesy of Shannon Foley Martinez


You Are Here

What is the perfect weapon for a break in shared reality?

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Conspirituality — in which New Age wellness meets conspiracy culture — helped stoke the riot on Capitol Hill

Jake Angeli (center) stands outside the Senate chamber. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images


The first step is recognizing that conspiracies do, in fact, exist

Supporters of President Donald Trump wearing ‘QAnon’ t-shirts wait in line before a campaign rally at Freedom Hall on 10/1/18
Supporters of President Donald Trump wearing ‘QAnon’ t-shirts wait in line before a campaign rally at Freedom Hall on 10/1/18
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A Facebook purge and Trump’s infection weakens QAnon but not the alt-health libertarians of ‘Soft-Q’

A QAnon sign outside a Donald Trump campaign stop in Mankato, Minnesota. Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images


The spread of QAnon and other conspiracy theories shows how easily people turn to superstition and panic when the world falls apart

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What do internet-born urban legends tell us about deep-rooted societal anxieties?

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