conspiracy theory


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conspiracy theory

n.
A theory seeking to explain a disputed case or matter as a plot by a secret group or alliance rather than an individual or isolated act.

conspiracy theorist n.

conspiracy theory

n
the belief that the government or a covert organization is responsible for an event that is unusual or unexplained, esp when any such involvement is denied
Translations
تظرية المؤمرة
Verschwörungstheorie
salaliittoteoria
théorie du complot
teoria spiskowa

conspiracy theory

nVerschwörungstheorie f
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As technology firms continue to try to bolster their defenses against fake news, YouTube reportedly plans to introduce information from Wikipedia articles to combat the spread of conspiracy theory videos on the platform.
There's a lot of talk in the news lately about conspiracy theory.
This 2003 conspiracy theory proposed that the singer Turn to Page 28 From Page 27 died that year - aged 18 - and a doppelganger took her place.
After being labeled a "conspiracy theorist" in the early 1970s, I took on "conspiracy theory" as an independent discipline, a field I call conspiracy theory research.
These leading groupthink avatars of the establishment thought cartel have been especially obsessed with channeling Hillary Clinton's conspiracy theory that Donald Trump is in bed with Vladimir Putin.
They're called the Flat Earthers (more like Flat Heads) and despite there being books, the internet and clever people who try to dissuade them, they insist it is a conspiracy theory to get more taxes out of us.
The government will not sacrifice the lives of our soldiers, you know, for the conspiracy theory that some citizens have been thinking about.
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According to national surveys conducted between 2006 and 2013 (Breed, 2013; Oliver & Wood 2014), more than half of Americans endorse at least one conspiracy theory.
No, I'm not talking about some pie in the sky conspiracy theory that says America or some other superpower is the real force behind ISIS.
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Dismissing the peer reviewed IPCC Report which has high scientific credibility, he asks us the put our faith in a conspiracy theory which completely lacks credibility.