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# Conspiracy

Last month
April 2023
# alarmed
'They're preparing us for something': Irish conspiracy groups latch onto UK's public alert test
Why are multiple governments rolling out warning systems, if not to announce aliens?
Last year
# insurrection
January 6 panel's final report describes Trump ‘conspiracy’
It concludes an 18-month investigation into the former US president and the violent insurrection two years ago.
# Conspiracy
Alex Jones ordered to pay almost $1 billion to families of Sandy Hook victims
Jones pushed the lie that the 2012 massacre never happened, and that the grieving families were actors
# Conspiracy
Defamation trial between Alex Jones and parents of Sandy Hook shooting victims to begin
The trial will determine how much Jones must pay for falsely telling his audience the classroom shooting was a hoax.
All time
# Coronavirus
'Unchallenged misinformation' has led to very low vaccine uptake in migrant communities
Conspiracy theories were allowed to take hold in certain communities here, experts have warned.
# Donegal
Family of patient encouraged to leave Donegal hospital criticise group involved and apologise to staff
The patient in question left the hospital following the video but returned by ambulance two days later.
Opinion: First rule of social media? Don’t engage with The Horrible People
Aoife Gallagher says it’s tempting to share content that horrifies you, but it only serves to amplify the hate.
'I hung up for the last time': How I lost my partner to conspiracy theories
Our reader documents her relationship with a partner who became an advocate of online conspiracy theories.
# qanon
Swiss tech sleuths claim two people at the origin QAnon conspiracy
A Swiss startup said it had used its algorithm-based software, developed to detect plagiarism, to help crack QAnon.
# Cork
Married couple donned wigs and disguises as part of €400,000 fraud from banks, court hears
Former solicitors Keith Flynn and Lyndsey Clarke have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud.
# Conspiracy
Steph Curry claims moon landings were faked, Nasa invites him to see the rocks
In last night’s NBA action, LeBron James won the final instalment of his long rivalry with Dwyane Wade.
# Hackers
'Spy mania': West accuses Russia of global hacking conspiracy
Russia scathingly accused the West of “spy mania”, with the Russian foreign office describing the accusations as “propaganda”.
# i'll never let go
Was Rose actually lying on a door in Titanic? An investigation
It was wood panelling lads.
# Look What You Made Me Do
A very convincing theory on the origin of Taylor Swift's 'oh, she's dead' line has blown up on Tumblr
Tin foil hats on.
# heavy prison term
Nigeria charges 53 men with conspiracy to organise a gay wedding
The men stand charged with “belonging to an unlawful society”.
# Tallafornia
Did Cormac from Tallafornia really buy five eggs per bloke per day?
This ends with a conspiracy only Jim Corr could get to the bottom of.
# wake up sheeple
People think Starbucks is spelling your name wrong on purpose
# Wikileaks
"What he wants to do is interfere with the machinery of government" - Julian Assange's mission
The founder of Wikileaks detailed his approach a decade ago in an essay.
# Anglo
Anglo trial: Sentences of two to three-and-a-half years for trio convicted of fraudulent €7.2 billion transaction
Denis Casey, William McAteer and John Bowe were found guilty of conspiracy to defraud last month.
# Food Poisoning
Mandela bodyguard claims the All Blacks were poisoned in 1995
Conspiracy theories surrounding a sudden illness in the squad have swirled for two decades.
# red flag
How did a dossier about Denis O'Brien mysteriously end up on Denis O'Brien's desk?
Lawyers for PR firm Red Flag were asking that question in court today.
# secret docs
9/11 conspiracy theories were on Osama Bin Laden's reading list
The Al-Qaeda leader also appeared to have been interested in attacking the French economy.
# Conspiracy
Argentine prosecutor had warrant for President's arrest
The prosecutor was set to appear before Argentinian lawmakers
# Northern Ireland
Seven men charged with directing and preparing for acts of terrorism
The individuals are appearing before the Newry Magistrates Court this morning.
# Guinea
Ebola education team killed amid fears of organ harvesting
The bodies were found in a septic tank of a primary school. 27 people have been arrested.
# Conspiracy
'Nothing happened', snaps Uruguay's Lugano as FIFA promise investigation into Suarez 'bite'
The defender issued an angry criticism of Giorgio Chiellini, saying ‘as a man, he disappointed me totally’.
# jfk50
John F Kennedy assassination: the conspiracy theories
With the 50th anniversary of the assassination just days away, we look at some of the theories about who was responsible.
# fix fix fix
9 people who believe the MTV EMAs are a giant conspiracy
“MTV is racist against Beliebers.”
# Serie A
Move along, nothing to see here: Juventus claim 'no conspiracy' after Catania win
The Sicilian side feel they were wronged as the flag of the referee’s assistant twice went Juve’s way.
# Doping
USADA - Lance Armstrong's team groomed and pressured athletes to use dangerous drugs
The United States Anti-Doping Agency says the US Postal Service team ‘ran the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen.’
# Bin Laden
Doctor who helped CIA trace bin Laden sentenced to 33 years
The Pakistani man has been convicted of conspiring against Pakistan.
# Syria
Syrian president blames 'foreign conspiracy' for unrest
Bashar Assad also warned that ‘terrorism’ would be tackled with an “iron fist” in today’s televised address.
Sarkozy's party denies new claims that Strauss-Kahn was set-up
The denial comes following the emergence of new details in the case which forced the one-time French presidential favourite to resign earlier this year.
# Childbirth
We need to talk about childbirth - it's murder, says Tilda Swinton
Star of We Need To Talk About Kevin stokes controversy by claiming childbirth is “violent” and “murderous”.
# Michaela
One of three Michaela accused cites 'police brutality' in court
Two men named on murder charge and one on conspiracy in tragic honeymoon killing.