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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WATCHING the BBC film 8 Days: To The Moon and Back I had a flicker of sympathy for the conspiracy theorists.
Parents of the slain children in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting have had to contend with personalities like conspiracy theorists Alex Jones, who have claimed that the massacre was a hoax.
Countless documentaries, newspaper articles, and internet pages written by conspiracy theorists have led the ongoing debate surrounding Hitler's last days.
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The Islamberg community has become a target for conspiracy theorists who say it is a terrorist training camp.
Cook said Apple showed this year that it won't enable "violent conspiracy theorists," in an apparent reference to Alex Jones, who Apple permanently banned from its platforms, and said now is not the time "to get tied up in knots" when dealing with hate speech.
Cook, who received the Anti-Defamation League's first-ever Courage Against Hate award at an event in New York City, said that supremacists, conspiracy theorists, and those who seek to spread hate have no place on Apple's platforms, Cnet reported.
But Soros is a perfect bogeyman for conspiracy theorists. He is rich, powerful, grew up abroad and has a foreign accent.
Conspiracy theorists, haters, skeptics, indeed pretty much anyone who has access to a computer, weigh in, attack, surmise, etc.