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'I saw it on TV!': Why Trump supporter says she believes election lie

A couple attending an event hosted by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) tell CNN's Donie O'Sullivan why they still believe debunked conspiracy theories cited as evidence that the 2020 presidential election was "stolen" from former President Donald Trump.

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How to talk to insurrectionists and conspiracy theorists

A recently unclassified summary by US intelligence agencies has warned that as misinformation swirls over the November election, America could be in for more unrest and violence of the sort we saw at the US Capitol on Jan. 6. That looming danger has generated much debate about what the government and social media companies can do to mitigate this violence and the dangerous polarization that drives it.

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Facebook told to investigate its role in insurrection

Facebook's independent oversight board on Wednesday upheld the company's decision to suspend former President Donald Trump. But one of the most important aspects of the decision wasn't really about the former President's social media accounts at all; instead it was a recommendation for a deeper review of the role the platform played in the spread of election conspiracy theories that, in the board's words, "exacerbated tensions that culminated in the violence in the United States on January 6."

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Vaccination site sees drop-off in appointments

With vaccine hesitancy still prominent in the US, CNN's Martin Savidge reports on the efforts to battle conspiracy theories and get people vaccinated for Covid-19 in Mississippi.

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New Proud Boys indictment adds Syracuse man to US Capitol conspiracy case

The Justice Department has added a third person to a major federal criminal case that accuses members of the Proud Boys of breaking into the US Capitol on January 6, as prosecutors continue to drop breadcrumbs about their larger efforts to investigate key members of the far-right group.

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China and Russia 'weaponized' QAnon conspiracy around time of Capitol attack, report says

Foreign adversaries like Russia and China "weaponized" QAnon messaging to sow further discord among the American population in the months leading up to, and following, the January 6 attack, according to a new report released Monday that details how these countries are not only utilizing the same false narratives to peddle disinformation on social media, but also fueling a conspiracy theory that could incite more violence by domestic extremists.

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FBI director says bureau is not investigating QAnon conspiracy 'in its own right'

For the second time in as many days, FBI director Christopher Wray acknowledged he remains concerned about potential violence incited by QAnon but despite telling lawmakers that the conspiracy theory is something "we look at very seriously" when it is tied to a criminal act, he made clear the bureau is not investigating the online movement itself.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene raises $3.2 million in first 3 months in office

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene announced on Wednesday that her reelection campaign raised an astonishing $3.2 million in the Georgia Republican's first three months in office, after reports detailed her embrace of conspiracy theories and support for executing prominent Democratic politicians.

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