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Gas stoves became part of the culture war in less than a week. Here's why

Saturday, January 21, 2023

An interview with a federal safety regulator quickly became fodder for outrage, viral social media content and political fundraising.


The facts and strategy behind the outrage over rumors of a ban on gas stoves

Friday, January 20, 2023

The conservative media was in uproar last week over speculation that the federal government planned to ban gas cooking stoves and possibly seize them. It escalated into something much larger online.


Anti-Defamation League survey finds a spike in antisemitic beliefs

Thursday, January 12, 2023

The percentage of Americans who believe in a number of antisemitic tropes has spiked in the past three years, according to the results of a recent survey by the Anti-Defamation League.


How Damar Hamlin's collapse fueled anti-vaccine conspiracy theories

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

In the absence of information about why the Buffalo Bills player collapsed during a game, misleading claims about COVID vaccines quickly spread online.


Anti-Semitism is on the rise, and not just among high-profile figures

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

It's not just high-profile figures who have spouted anti-Semitic language recently. Attacks and harassment against Jewish people have been on the rise, according to researchers.


Prominent conspiracy theorists are on a nationwide tour, speaking to crowds

Friday, November 04, 2022

Prominent conspiracy theorists are on a nationwide tour. They fuse far-right politics, conservative Christianity and lies about vaccines and elections. And they're drawing in crowds of thousands.


The ReAwaken America tours unites conservative Christians and conspiracy theorists

Wednesday, November 02, 2022

Some of the biggest proponents of conspiracy theories about vaccines and elections regularly tour the country together. Many of the speakers are closely tied to former president Donald Trump.


Election deniers in Georgia are calling for voting machines to be scrapped

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Election deniers in Georgia are trying to cast doubt on the state's voting machines. They are calling for them to be scrapped weeks before the midterms.


Alex Jones' defamation trials show the limits of deplatforming for a select few

Friday, September 16, 2022

Revelations from Jones' defamation trials point to the existence of a rarified class of extreme internet personalities who are better shielded from efforts to stem the reach of their content.


Here's why conspiracy theories about Jeffrey Epstein keep flourishing

Thursday, September 08, 2022

Wealthy and powerful sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has been dead for three years, but members of the far-right keep invoking him in conspiracy theories to smear their opponents.


Conspiracy theories are emerging after the FBI's search of Mar-a-Lago

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

The FBI search of former President Trump's home in Florida has kicked off a series of conspiracy theories alleging nefarious conduct by the government.


Defense attorney in the trial over the killing of Ahmaud Arbery sets off outcry

Friday, November 12, 2021

In Georgia, a defense attorney in the trial over the killing of Ahmaud Arbery apologized on Friday. It follows controversial statements he made about the presence of black pastors in the courtroom.


The DOJ Is Investigating Georgia's Prison System For Civil Rights Violations

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

The Department of Justice is launching a probe into the conditions of Georgia's state prison system, citing high levels of violence and gang activity.


President, Vice President Visit Atlanta To Pay Tribute To 8 People Killed

Saturday, March 20, 2021

The investigation continues into Tuesday's shootings of eight people at the Atlanta-area businesses Gold Spa, Aromatherapy Spa and Youngs Asian Massage.


Authorities: It Is Too Early To Say If Atlanta Killings Are Hate Crimes

Thursday, March 18, 2021

The suspect in the shooting deaths of eight people in the Atlanta area is due to be arraigned on murder charges Thursday. Most of the victims are women of Asian descent.


'Sex Addiction' Cited As Spurring Spa Shooting, But Most Killed Were Of Asian Descent

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Georgia authorities say the suspect in Tuesday's Atlanta spa shootings claimed a 'sex addiction' and that he wasn't racially motivated, though six of the eight killed were women of Asian descent.


What Do Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene's Georgia Constituents Think Of Her?

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

New Republican member of Congress Marjorie Taylor Greene is a polarizing figure both in Washington, DC and in her district in Georgia, where voters are mixed about her presence in the U.S. House.


Trump's Conspiracy Theories Raise Concerns About Turnout In Georgia Senate Runoffs

Thursday, December 03, 2020

State Republican election officials say that there's no evidence of any widespread fraud and that these conspiracy theories are "crazy" and like a game of "whack-a-mole."


Some GOP Members Worry Trump's Rhetoric May Affect Results Of Georgia Runoffs

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Many Republicans believe President Trump's false rhetoric that the election was stolen. But some worry that such messaging could harm the party's chances in the upcoming Georgia Senate runoffs.


Democrats Embrace Gun Control On Debate Stage; Researchers Question Policies' Impact

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Lowering gun violence was one issue on which Democratic presidential candidates spoke with nearly one voice. But researchers question the effectiveness of some of the Democrats' proposals.