Christofascist Republican and Congressional clown Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia at the 2023 CPAC.
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Conspiracy theorists have a long history on the far right, from the John Birch Society during the 1950s and 1960s to the rise of “Infowars” founder Alex Jones in the late 1990s/early 2000s. But conservatives of the past were more likely to push back against them.

The late William F. Buckley excluded the Birchers from his National Review. Jones was shunned by the George W. Bush Republicans of the 2000s.

But Donald Trump’s presidency and the MAGA movement gave Jones and other conspiracy theorists much more prominence on the right, and conspiracy theories involving the Biden family are plentiful in right-wing media.

In a report published by The Guardian on July 10, journalist Nick Robins-Early describes a conspiracy theory that has been gaining ground in MAGA World: the claim that the Biden Administration is “attempting to silence conservative voices” on social media.

In Louisiana, Judge Terry Doughty (a Trump appointee) ruled that Biden officials cannot communicate with […]

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