Conspiracy Theorists Are Creating Their Own Nation | Decade of Hate

We Brazilians know this great divide pretty well: it's called "Brasil Paralelo". Sovereign Citizens are a bizarre anti-government conspiracist group who believe they’re above the law. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0ZbfkBCwtk Many renounce their citizenship and refuse to pay taxes. For years, they were viewed as idiotic but relatively harmless. But more recently, some have joined forces with anti-vaxxers… Continue lendo Conspiracy Theorists Are Creating Their Own Nation | Decade of Hate

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How Jair Bolsonaro Pushed Brazil’s Democracy to the Brink | Vice News

This year, Brazilian democracy -- the fourth-largest in the world -- was pushed to the brink of crisis, as far-right President Jair Bolsonaro convinced his base of heavily armed, God-fearing supporters (adding up to tens of millions of people) that the election was stolen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noP8sLB4LSY VICE News investigates how Bolsonaro, borrowing from Donald Trump and… Continue lendo How Jair Bolsonaro Pushed Brazil’s Democracy to the Brink | Vice News

Michael Flynn’s Holy War | Frontline PBS

A purified Gnosticism, then and now, is truly for a relative handful only, and perhaps is as much an aesthetic as it is a spiritual discipline. But, as the Millennium approaches, with the remote yet real possibility of a virtual Gingrichian America, we may behold a mass Gnosticism of protest rise out of a new… Continue lendo Michael Flynn’s Holy War | Frontline PBS

Why America Is in a New Era of Political Violence | Breaking The Vote

In this episode of Breaking the Vote, the VICE team travels to the U.S.-Mexico border to report on Texas voters now fearing a “takeover” conspiracy by immigrants. Plus, Liz Landers heads to Capitol Hill and hears the first-hand accounts of lawmakers on the receiving end of violent death threats and much more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdUmwX7CGzQ RELATED CONTENT:

Why America Is In A New Era of Political Violence | Breaking The Vote

In this episode of Breaking the Vote, the VICE team travels to the U.S.-Mexico border to report on Texas voters now fearing a “takeover” conspiracy by immigrants. Plus, Liz Landers heads to Capitol Hill and hears the first-hand accounts of lawmakers on the receiving end of violent death threats and much more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iebcBejDa2o RELATED CONTENT:

Brazil election: Social media content crafted for disruption | The Listening Post

In Brazil’s upcoming election, President Jair Bolsonaro is not going down without a fight. He has raised the prospect of electoral fraud, used old tricks from his media playbook to spread disinformation, and while the public is more attuned to these dangers now than it was in 2018, there is still a lot at stake.… Continue lendo Brazil election: Social media content crafted for disruption | The Listening Post

Reverb: the QAnon effect | CBS News

What started out as a fringe conspiracy theory in 2017 has recently spread into the mainstream. Dozens of people linked to the baseless QAnon conspiracy theory ran for federal office in 2020, and two were elected to Congress. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAWhOE1PEuY This documentary explores how QAnon has taken root amid challenging times and a growing distrust in… Continue lendo Reverb: the QAnon effect | CBS News

Why the Far-Right Is Fawning Over Strongmen | Vice News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ipf1FAt9c3M From Hungary to Texas, the Breaking the Vote teams travel around the world to trace the steady rise of authoritarianism and its impact in the U.S. RELATED CONTENT:

Trump and QAnon: the Cult and the Conspiracy | Al Jazeera

After being forced off mainstream social media, QAnon followers fled to the outer reaches of the internet and, since then, QAnon’s gamification of reality has morphed into more pragmatic goals - like electing certain politicians. Chief among them is Donald Trump, whose occasional flirtation with the movement has moved to more of an open embrace.… Continue lendo Trump and QAnon: the Cult and the Conspiracy | Al Jazeera

How Propaganda Is Destroying Democracy | Breaking The Vote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQJNflbciYU The VICE News team travels through Texas in search of what a post-Trump Republican party looks like. Plus, they report on the propaganda coursing through society and the dangerous intersection between Qanon and the Evangelical church. RELATED CONTENT: