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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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Wojcicki didn't provide additional details about the plan but suggested the solution would provide the platform with flexibility to fight back with sourced information against the spread of conspiracy theories and factually incorrect information.
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In such cases conspiracy theories seem entirely appropriate.
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Given that most people have little or no firsthand information about the causes of many historical and social events, media play a crucial role in providing the public with explanations for these events--including conspiracy theories (Olmsted, 2009; Stempel, Hargrove, & Stempel, 2007; Sunstein & Vermeule, 2009).
It seems that conspiracy theories about a group of elite manipulating global events to amass wealth and to control the mankind are not very wrong after all.
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He covers the origins, history, and contemporary engagement with conspiracy theories regarding secret societies, new world orders, alien civilizations, mind control, science and the occult, and the hidden world of the Nazis.