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Hey, internet companies: Pay attention to the FBI's new take on conspiracy theories

Rachel Kraus

Conspiracy theories have been radicalizing believers across the country, and finally, the FBI is connecting the dots between conspiracy theorists and real-world violence. According to a new report from Yahoo! News, the FBI has published a document warning that conspiracy theories constitute a domestic terrorism threat.

"The FBI assesses these conspiracy theories very likely will emerge, spread, and evolve in the modern information marketplace, occasionally driving both groups and individual extremists to carry out criminal or violent acts," the document states. 

The FBI also specifically calls out internet companies' role in proliferating the QAnon and Pizzagate theories, which led to violence.  Read more...

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