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Why the FBI now considers ‘conspiracy theorists’ a potential terrorist threat

Why the FBI now considers ‘conspiracy theorists’ a potential terrorist threat

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On May 30th 2019 the FBI released an intelligence bulletin entitled Ant-Government, Identity Based, and Fringe Political Conspiracy Theories Very Likely Motivate Some Domestic Extremists To Commit Criminal, Sometimes Violent Activity. In it they propose the wholesale censorship of so called ‘conspiracy theories.’ Not because they are wrong or lack corroborating evidence, far from it. The FBI acknowledge the accuracy of many conspiracy theories. They state: “….another factor driving the intensity of conspiracy theorizing in the United States, and subsequent threat from conspiracy minded extremists, is the uncovering of real conspiracies and cover-ups, involving illegal, harmful or unconstitutional activities by government officials or leading political figures.” To be clear the FBI are saying that the exposure of real state crimes encourages conspiracy theories. However, given that many conspiracy theories concern the exposure of real state crimes that’s hardly surprising. In a…
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