After the attacks of Jan. 6, commentators on the far right papered over the violence at the Capitol by saying that it had been a ploy, cooked up by left-wing activists and anarchists in antifa (itself an ideology, by the way, more than a real organization). And the lies have […]

WASHINGTON — In the summer of 2017, Lenka Perron was spending hours every day after work online, poring over fevered theories about shadowy people in power. She had mostly stopped cooking and no longer took her daily walk. She was less attentive to her children, 11, 15 and 19, who […]

While some Fox News personalities have condemned QAnon, the network’s top host went to bat Monday night for the deranged right-wing cult. Tucker Carlson lashed out at the supposed “dictators” trying “to take total control of everything” via online censorship and asserted what was essentially an “enemy of my enemy […]

Biden’s inauguration marked another transition of power in the United States — and not, as QAnon disciples expected, a long-anticipated “storm.” Followers of QAnon, an ideology the FBI deems a domestic terror threat, believed Trump would carry out a secret plan to take down a supposed cabal of child-eating Satanists […]