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Frances Haugen rips mask off Facebook

Promoting eating disorders. Reportedly facilitating drug and human trafficking. Fueling conspiracy theories and misinformation so dangerous that people have lost not just their minds, but their lives. Allowing extremist groups to coordinate. Those are just a few of the ills Facebook has long stood accused of by whistleblowers, politicians, and critics.

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Fringe conspiracy theory has now become mainstream

Far right White supremacist groups, conservative media personalities and some Republicans in Congress are trying to inflame nativist feelings among conservative Whites by warning that liberals want immigrants to "replace" native-born Americans. CNN's Sunlen Serfaty reports elements of replacement theory appear to have motivated some of the most heinous recent mass murders.

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How anti-vaxxers cling to centuries-old conspiracy theories

Anti-vax resistance has been around for years. In the latest "Reality Check with John Avlon: Extremist Beat," Avlon traces the anti-government, anti-science and religious overtones that have persisted through the history of anti-vax opposition with CNN's Elle Reeve and Donie O'Sullivan.

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Roots of QAnon run deeper than you think

The roots of QAnon tap into centuries-old conspiracy theories with echoes of anti-Semitic and anti-Catholic bigotry. In the latest "Reality Check with John Avlon: Extremist Beat," Avlon traces how far back these false beliefs go and explores the present-day implications with CNN's Donie O'Sullivan.

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Fact-checking Trump's letter to Georgia secretary of state

More than 10 months after the 2020 election, former President Donald Trump is still trying to claim victory in Georgia, a state that flipped from Trump in 2016 to Biden in 2020. Since just days after he lost, Trump has been tossing out debunked conspiracy theories over the election in Georgia, including in a now-notorious call with Georgia's Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and staff.

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Feds cite sedition in search warrant for lawyer's phone

Federal prosecutors cited seditious conspiracy as a crime under investigation in a recent search that appears to be related to the US Capitol riot probe, according to a court document supporting the search.

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Opinion: The pandemic is being weaponized

Every country has Covid skeptics, anti-vaxxers and anti-maskers. The United States is hardly the only place where some people are afraid of vaccines, angry at pandemic restrictions, open to wild conspiracy theories, and distrustful of experts. But there's one key reason why the world's wealthiest nation, home to many of the planet's top public health experts, is the red-hot bubbling epicenter of a pandemic that just won't quit.

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