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Quora is a Q&A and blogging site created by Adam D'Angelo and Charlie Cheever (two former Facebook employees) in June 2009.[1][2] While some Quora users support science, the site is kind of just a more formal version of the now-deceased Yahoo! Answers (so it's effectively a bit of a free-for-all). Quora used to allow anonymously asked questions, some of which concern matters of pseudoscience.

Cranks on Quora[edit]

  • Eva Glasrud,[3] the biggest TERF on Quora. She is also a SWERF. She believes that transgender people are grooming minors.[4] She believes that trans women are not real women.[5] She also supports the famous transphobe JK Rowling, saying that J.K. Rowling supports women's sex based rights.[6]
  • Christopher Langan,[7] though he has been banned
  • Abd ul-Rahman Lomax[8]
  • Daniel Kinch, who believes that a clathrate gun is going to cause global warming to such a degree that humanity goes extinct.
  •,[9] mostly posts anti-vax propaganda
  • Lou Liu and his Meether Concept, which appears to be somewhere between energy and matter.
  • Alexander Finnegan,[10] a tankie who supports Russia. He used to be saner before the Russo-Ukrainian war, but ever since that war he became a crank magnet. He thinks that Ukraine is a neo-Nazi state, citing articles from the pro-Russian propaganda site The Grayzone.[11] He believes that Russia is invading Ukraine to remove Nazis and Russophobes from Ukraine, that Ukraine joining NATO is a security issue, and that Ukraine deserves to be annexed by Russia.[12]. He also loves the Chinese dictator Mao Zedong saying that he ended slavery in Tibet and doubled life expectancy in China.[13] He believes in conspiracy theories about George Soros.[14] Alexander Finnegan also thinks that COVID-19 was engineered in a lab, that the COVID vaccine doesn't work, and that efforts to combat climate change is intended to depopulate the world.[15]
  • Rome Viharo[16]
  • Francoise Marie,[17] a Congolese Afrocentrist. She claims that white people are exiles from central Asia,[18] and claims that black people are the original inhabitants of the Americas.[19] She claims that Moors are black, and that Europeans deny that Moors are black.[20] She claims that accusations of Afrocentrism are denial tactics.[21]
  • Varg Vikernes, mostly inactive.
  • Jordan Peterson, now inactive.[22]
  • Hoang Phan[23], a Vietnamese tankie. He, like most tankies, supports Russia, and believes that Ukraine is run by neo-Nazis.[24] He also denies the Bucha massacre was done by Russia.[25] He really hates the US, so he constantly calls it "Amerikkka" and is a fan of North Korea.[26]. He, unsurprisingly, is also a huge apologist for China.[27]
  • Bo Thompson,[28] a huge conspiracy theorist who makes Alex Jones look sane. He legitimately believes in QAnon,[29] and is a Holocaust denier.[30] He hates GMO, because he thinks it causes cancer and infertility.[31] He is obviously also an anti-vaxxer, believing that the COVID-19 vaccine causes infertility.[32] He promotes alternative medicine and cites NaturalNews often; He also believes in chemtrails.[33]. He also is an admin of a pro-Trump group, "Jon's political corner".
  • Daniel Renyolds [34], thinks that owning pets is akin to literal SLAVERY. And how does he want to stop this? "Culling" every domestic animal. Which is a bad idea.
  • And many more. So many more.

Disturbingly, some of these appear to have a large number of followers, such as Abd ul-Rahman Lomax, though he does write about many things other than his crank ideas about cold fusion, such as religion and the Landmark Forum. He even writes some answers based in facts.

The sections with regard to conspiracy theories are somewhat biased towards conspiracy theories. The alternative medicine topics in general tend to be more in line with science, but of course there is great diversity in views among the Quora community.


Here is a selection of the worst Quora questions. The majority are not like this. Because a majority of Quora's users are from South Asia, these questions mainly cover topics about India, Pakistan and other questions relevant for them.

Is God punishing the people of Kerala with nipah virus for eating beef?
Will the movie "Baahubali" enlighten all South Indians of the ancient South India's might and glory (the real India/Indians)?
Isn't Quora spreading Islam?
Which is larger: 0 or 2+7?
Writing God in mathematical form. So how many of you will agree with me?
What is 1+1
Why is it that those on the left don’t understand that if left alone the economy will grow simply because it's human nature to grow

Many bad Quora questions assume things that are often discriminatory.


Quora also hosts propaganda from many states, including authoritarian regimes. Particularly common are questions and answers that echo the viewpoints of the Chinese Communist Party and Putin's Russia.

Quora Spaces[edit]

There are a number of spaces (AKA shared blogs, AKA echo chambers) on Quora that support lots of nonsense. The problem is that Quora doesn't ban these spaces so there are spaces for all sorts of cranks


War Elephant

The "largest military, politics, and conservative space on Quora."[37][note 1]

It's Ok To Be White[38]

Named after a meme of the same name, it does exactly what the space name says, and was created by Heather Anderson.[39] They are Islamophobic and promote the White genocide conspiracy theory. They also defend racist regimes. One user there defends Rhodesia, saying that the farmers are defending their property.[40] Heather Anderson posted that it's white people's fault for not reproducing enough that other races are reproducing faster.[41] The same Quoran posted that an unspecified far-right conspiracy theory is based.[42] Another user claims Black Lives Matter is "race-baiting gaslit bullshit".[43]. A Quoran cites Stew Peters, saying that France is a Third World country and also cites WallStreetSilver (a racist Twitter account).[44]

Terry's PC-Free Topics[45]

An echo chamber for conservatives to cry about many things they hate, it is run by PC-Free Terry. Better known as Terry's Evidence-Free Topics, this space is overrun by many stupid and unfunny conservative memes. One member posted that, if Hillary won, no one would know about corruption in the "Democrat communist Party".[46] Another Quoran there claims that UN and the Clinton Foundation are sending illegal immigrants to America, citing a tweet from DC_Draino.[47] Another claims that gun control is a partnership between Democrats and criminals citing a post from Gun R US (another conservative space), saying that gun control is to control the country.[48]. Canadian Deplorable[note 2] reposted from Don N., saying that the CDC is a vaccine company. He was citing a quote from Robert F. Kennedy Jr.[49] Don N. posted an image of Candace Owens with a caption basically saying that Joe Biden is an illegitimate president and a dictator that has used the Department of Justice to go after political opponents.[50]

Red Pill Reality[51]

It is riddled with homophobia, racism, transphobia, Islamophobia, and more bigotry. Most of the posts are just reposts from Terry's PC-Free Topics and It's OK to be White.

Conservative SJW/Woke Jokes[52]

They are conservative space about making memes on SJWs and wokeism. As you would expect, the memes suck.


Exactly what it says on the tin. It is the de facto largest conservative space on Quora. A Pro-Trump contributor answered a question about Trump being peace loving, he said everyone with Trump Derangement Syndrome thinks that Trump would start World War III, that "even Trump's personality will stop a war", that Biden almost started WWIII, and that globalists want WWIII.[54] A Quoran posted an answer to a question in the space, saying that Democrats are making America communist with 45 steps.[55] Another claims in an answer that Democrat policies cause crime because of defunding the police and George Soros.[56]. One user posted that the Capitol riot was fake, citing Elon Musk (well-known for his reliability).[57]


The Wumao Club[58]

A space for wumaos (who are Chinese trolls hired by the CCP), as you expect the space is filled with Chinese propaganda. One member posts, "the Western media will never let you know: Xinjiang people's love for their motherland & the CPC." They cite tweet from Nina DN, a propaganda account on Twitter.[59] Bill Zhang pinned a post from a space named "China - World Leader", which says that COVID-19 is an American-engineered bioweapon. It cites a video from Gweilo 60, a pro-CCP YouTuber.[60]. A Quoran reposted from Kanthaswamy Balasubramaniam that China has no propaganda, that China is defending itself against Western propaganda (that is, mainstream media and social media).[61]

GeoPolitical Economy & Multipolarity[62]

A Pro-Russian group run by tankies, Hoang Phan is the admin and Alexander Finnegan is the moderator. Hoang Phan posted that the Ukraine counter-offensive would fail, that Europe was being weakened by the war citing TASS (a Russian government news agency).[63] One member posted that Biden believes that China wants to replace the US; the entire post is a copy-and-paste of a Sputnik article (another Russian government source).[64] Hoang Phan posted that Ukraine was going to destroy the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in an attempt to create a nuclear disaster.[65] Alexander Finnegan linked to his post saying that Latvians hate Russians because of prior border conflicts, that WWIII was about to happen, that the US made COVID-19 in a lab and killed 100 million Native Americans, he then goes on to to say that US runs Ukraine through corporations, and that Putin is just a bogeyman.[66] Hoang Phan posted that Vietnamese-Americans (who he calls "Viet Amerikkkan") are selling out their country "just like Zelensky".[67]

Anti-Communist Propaganda[68]

A space for tankies to broadcast their communist propaganda (ironically enough) while they sometimes debunk propaganda from conservatives. One member denies the Holodomor for instance.[69]. Cade Ellis dismisses that Stalin killing people as anti-communist propaganda.[70] In response to a post on Ukraine Uncensored, Ellis also says that NATO did a coup in Ukraine and that it is infested with neo-Nazis.[71]

Ukraine vs Russia War of 2022 A Realistic View[72]

You'll be shocked to learn that this space doesn't actually provide a realistic view of the war. Instead it promotes anti-West, pro-Russian propaganda. Half of the posts are from Alexander Finnegan or Cade Ellis. Alexander Finnegan links to a post by himself, saying that the OP is Satanic and Russia is last remnant of conservative Christian values.[note 3] He says that Ukrainians were going to do a massacre on February 24 and that Putin is good and honest.[73] Cade Ellis links to a tweet by FriendOfRussia saying that a key goal of the war (which at the late date of July 2023 is here referred to as a mere "special military operation") is to demilitarize Ukraine.[74] Rozza posted a link to her post on Truth About Ukraine Conflict saying that Ukraine is a Nazi state, because Hitler occupied Ukraine.[75] Alexander Finnegan claims God supports Russia because Ukraine:

  1. "Traffics children, organs, and women."
  2. "There are wealthy US elites who literally worship Satan. The moral decadence of the West is clear and obvious. The open mocking of God and religion are ubiquitous in the public spaces."
  3. "Is filled with Nazis."[76]


Choice not Coercion[77]

An anti-vax space filled with conspiracy theories, frequently citing The Exposé. Roger Cook who apparently has a PH.D in Physics posted there that the vaccine is a bioweapon, citing an article from a fake news site.[78] A Quoran posted that life is not that normal after the COVID-19 pandemic that They are spraying us with chemtrails to depopulate us.[79] A Quoran posted a tweet from Paul Oosterhuis linking to another tweet by riseMelbourne saying that the vaccine killed a 38-year-old[80] A Quoran user linked to a post by him saying that the Covid-19 vaccine is meant to kill us, citing various fake news sites like: NaturalNews, StopWorldControl, NoBulart, videos from Rumble and Brighteon, The Liberty Beacon, Alex Jones video from, The Exposé and; he says that it's Scientifically proven [81]. A Quoran claims that Democrats are falling apart because they are "Censoring" RFK Jr. links to a tweet by The chief nerd, a fake news account [82]

New real Climate Science [83]

A climate change denial space; as you would expect, it promotes a lot of conspiracy theories, run by a TL Winslow who claims to be the world's biggest climate scientist but has no degree in it. A Quora user posted that climate change is a Globalist fraud by the UN; he says that predictions are made up and that the solutions are aimed to make the middle and lower class poor—he finally links to a post by Kevin Loughrey saying that climate change is a fraud.[84] TL Winslow posted that net zero isn't green or good for the environmentm cites Net zero isn't Clean or greenm and cites Heartland News .[85] A Quoran promotes Iain Davis' climate change denialist book A Climate Emergency – Fit For A Parasite Economy [86]. A Quoran answered a Question about why Climate Cultists claim there is climate change when John F. Clauser, A Nobel prize winner, said that it threatens the lives of billions and the economy; he answered it by saying climate change is a religion and the government is destroying culture by doing this.[87]

The New world order, illuminati and controlling US [88]

A conspiracy theorist space, it promotes Illuminati and NWO conspiracy theories. AMS made a post which is pinned; he says that there is child trafficking run by the governments, basically promoting QAnon [89]. A Quoran posted that climate change isn't real while aliens are, he links to a post on ancient astronauts space saying the conspiracy theorist is a snarl word to control the masses, he misinterprets U.S government documents about Unindentified flying objects to be aliens, and (of course) he says that the U.S. hides UFO Technology.[90] A Quoran linked to a post on ALL GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION ! Expose All space saying that Klaus Schwab must be Arrested and jailed along with Biden’s, Gates, Obama, Clinton’s , Bushes and many many others, under it is an image saying that 15 minute walk cities are disgused climate change lockdowns and are a brainchild of agenda 2030, the image contains a link to The Exposé [91]. The same user liked to a post on Biden Obama, Klaus Schwab want to destroy America which links to a post on ALL GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION ! Expose All that links to another post which links to an answer by David Massey saying that Eisenhower would take no part in Democrat Socialism followed up by an unfunny conservative meme [92]

Quora and news[edit]

Some Quora answers are republished on news sites, especially The Huffington Post and Fatherly. Quora also has news articles embedded in its feed. Romper and POPSUGAR Moms are especially prevalent, though occasionally serious news sites insert articles into a feed. The vast majority of these come from a position based in fact instead of pseudoscience.

Bullshit generator[edit]

As of 2023, answers generated by ChatGPT now come to the top of many pages.[93] ChatGPT is known to be a computer version of a bullshit artist.[94]


  • According to robots.txt in its site, Quora has excluded the Wayback Machine from their website.[95] As we all know, the best way to advance knowledge is to obstruct archival attempts, as well as restrict access attempts.(like Twitter nowadays).[note 4]

Quora and RationalWiki[edit]

Quora has a topic on RationalWiki with 22 questions in it.[96] For the most part, the questions have to do with comparing RationalWiki, what people think of RationalWiki, and biases in RationalWiki. Some of the cranks listed above, such as Abd ul-Rahman Lomax, Rome Viharo, and Christopher Langan, regularly post in the topic, though some people there try to defend RationalWiki. RationalWiki is occasionally cited on Quora in response primarily to questions about crank views, itself, and religion. Viharo's "The Attack of David Gerard's 50 Foot Troll Farm" website can be found cited in a few different answers. On the other hand, Quora is sometimes cited on RationalWiki, such as on Wind Turbine Syndrome.

See also[edit]


  1. While it is true that war elephant is the largest conservative space, the number of contributors is small (around 76), and the space gets 6 posts in a month, while the Pro-Trump space has 1,177 contributors and gets around 30-50 posts a day.
  2. His name actually suits him.
  3. Ironic considering he is a communist and many communists hate Christianity.
  4. In Twitter's case, you can use this code with uBlock Origin to bypass this.


  1. "Adam D'Angelo". Forbes.
  2. Esth B. J. (December 16, 2022). "Quora - Forum for Questions and Answers". LinkedIn.
  3. Eva Glasrud Quora
  4. "Should transgender people be allowed to compete in pageants for girls? Do you agree? Why or why not?". (Answer by Eva Glasrud)
  5. "If trans women are real women, then why don’t straight, heterosexual males date them or be in intimate with them? What straight men here would date and marry a trans woman?". (Answer by Eva Glasrud)
  6. "Do you still support JK Rowling?". (Answer by Eva Glasrud)
  7. Chris Langan Quora.
  8. Abd ul-Rahman Lomax Quora.
  10. Alexander Finnegan Quora
  11. "Is Ukraine truly a Nazi state as claimed by Putin?". (Answer by Alexander Finnegan)
  12. "Why is Russia invading Ukraine?". (Answer by Alexander Finnegan)
  13. "Why do many Western leftists love Mao?". (answer by Alexander Finnegan)
  14. "Do you think George Soros is trying to sabotage India by exploting the Adani debacle?". (Answer by Alexander Finnegan in Victims of American Hegemony)
  15. "The Big Con". (Post by Alexander Finnegan)
  16. Rome Viharo Quora.
  17. Francoise Marie Quora
  18. "Why do some Afghans have fair skin and European looking?". (Answer by Francoise Marie)
  19. "Are blacks really indigenous to America?". (Answer by Francoise Marie)
  20. "Why would a white person do 'black face'?". (Answer by Francoise Marie)
  21. [1] (Post by Francoise Marie)
  22. Jordan B Peterson's profile. Quora.
  23. Hoang Phan Quora
  24. "Ukraine is sovereign and totally not a Nazi Pawn". (by Hoang Phang; Archived from Quora on July 1, 2023)
  25. "Nebenzya: Western media acknowledged the death of many residents of Bucha from the artillery of the Armed Forces of Ukraine". (by Hoang Phan; Archived from Quora on July 1st, 2023)
  26. "Myths and Facts about North Korea" (2 parts). (by Hoang Phan; Archived from Quora on July 1st, 2023)
  27. China has bad news for the US (by Hoang Phan; Archived from Quora on July 1st, 2023)
  28. Bo Thompson Quora
  29. "What finally made you start believing in QAnon?". (Answer by Bo Thompson).
  30. "How can I effectively fight against Holocaust revisionism and Holocaust denial?". (Answer by Bo Thompson).
  31. "What are GMO foods doing to me?". (Answer by Bo Thompson).
  32. "What's your opinion on the COVID vaccine during pregnancy?". (Answer by Bo Thompson).
  33. "Chemtrails? Any one knows about this, do you have any evidences of that?". (Answer by Bo Thompson).
  34. Daniel Renyolds Quora
  36. What is the worst question you have found on Quora., retrieved from
  39. Heather Anderson Quora
  40. [2] (Post by Racoon in It's OK to be white).
  41. "It's not their fault." (Post by Heater Anderson from it's OK to be White).
  42. "In other words based". (Post by Heather Anderson from it's OK to be white).
  43. "What have white people learned from all their Black Lives Matter reading?". (Post by Tony Lewis on Its ok to be white)
  44. "oUr gReAtEsT sTrEnGtH…………..". (Post by dipak C. on it's OK to be white).
  45. Terry's PC-Free Topics. Quora.
  46. (Post in Terry's PC-Free Topics (archived from Quora on July 4, 2023))
  47. (Post by Don. N on Terry's PC-Free Topics (archived from Quora on July 4, 2023)
  48. "Gun Control is a partnership between the LeftLibProg (readDems) and criminals". (Post by Buck Phyden on Terry's PC-Free Topics (archived from Quora on July 4, 2023).
  49. (post by Canadian Deplorable (archived from Quora on July 4, 2023)
  50. (post by Don. N on Terry's PC-Free Topics (archived from Quora on July 4, 2023)
  51. Red Pill Reality. Quora.
  52. conservative SJW/Woke jokes
  53. Pro-Trump
  54. "How would liberals refute the idea that Trump is peace-loving? He said he is the first president in 70 yrs who didn't start a war, even Trump's personality will stop a war and he is the only person who could stop WWIII." (Answer by Rian Creamer on Pro-Trump (Archived from Quora on July 5, 2023)
  55. "Given the radical changes that have occurred over the last decade, is it fair to say that some 80% of Americans now recognize the Democrat party as the party that will destroy America?". (Answer by Ann Kenevan on Pro-Trump, archived from Quora on July 5, 2023).
  56. "Why do Democrat crime policies increase crime?". (Answer by Jeff Alexander on Pro-Trump, archived from Quora on July 6 2023).
  57. (post by Arthur Majoor on Pro-Trump, archived from Quora on July 6, 2023.
  58. The Wumao Club. Quora
  59. (Post by Cade Elis on The Wumao Club, archived from Quora on July 7, 2023).
  60. (post by Bill Zhang on The Wumao Club, archived from Quora July 7, 2023)
  61. (Post by Pete Okuhira on The Wumao Club, archived from Quora on July 7, 2023).
  62. GeoPolitical Economy & Multipolarity
  63. "French general forecasts failure of Ukrainian counteroffensive".
  64. "Biden Believes China Wants to 'Replace US as Leading Power'". (Post by Elis on Ukraine Uncensored, archived from Quora on July 11, 2023).
  65. "There’s a very real chance Ukraine is about to attack the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in an attempt to create a nuclear disaster. But why? 🧵". (Post by Hoang Phan on Ukraine Uncensored, archived from Quora on July 11, 2023)
  66. (Post by Alexander Finnegan on Ukraine Uncensored, archived from Quora on July 16, 2023.
  67. (Post by Hoang Phan on Ukraine Uncensored, archived from Quora on July 16, 2023.
  68. Anti-Communist Propaganda, Quora.
  69. (Post by Comrade Paul Kingsley on Anti-Communist Propaganda, archived from 14 July 2022.
  70. post by Cade Ellis on Anti-Communist Propaganda, archived from Quora on July 14, 2023.
  71. (Post by Cade Ellis on Anti-Communist Propaganda, archived from Quora on July 16, 2023.
  72. Ukraine vs Russia War of 2022: A Realistic View, Quora
  73. (Post by Alexander Finnegan on Ukraine vs Russia War of 2022: A Realistic View. Archived from Quora on July 16, 2023.)
  74. "How many times do these idiots need telling, the demiliterization of #Ukraine️ is a key objective of The Special Military Operation. Ukraine will be Demilitarized . Ukraine will NEVER join #NATO #StandWithRussia 🇷🇺". Post by Cade Ellis on Ukraine vs Russia War of 2022: A Realistic View, archived from Quora on July 17, 2023.
  75. "Absolute Proof Ukraine is a Nazi State." (Post by Rozza on Ukraine vs Russia War of 2022: A Realistic View, archived from Quora on July 17, 2023.
  76. (Post by Rozza on Ukraine vs Russia War of 2022: A Realistic View, archived from Quora on July 17, 2023.)
  77. Choice not Coercion
  78. (Post by Roger Cook on Choice not Coercion, archived from Quora on July 18, 2023).
  79. At present days, can we now say that we have gone back to normal life as it was before the COVID-19 pandemic? ( answer by TrollHuntr on Choice no Coercion ( archived from Quora July 19,2023))
  80. ( post by Duncan Buckley on Choice not Coecern ( archived from Quora July 20,2023))
  81. ( post by Kenneth Dyer on Choice not Coecern ( archived from Quroa July 20,2023))
  82. Dems are falling apart ( post by Duncan Buckley on Choice Not Coicern ( Archvied from Quora July 21 2023))
  83. new real climate science Quora
  84. ( post by George Branagh on New real Climate Science ( archived from Quora July 22,2023))
  85. ( post by TL. Winslow on New real climate science ( archived from Quora July 23,2023))
  86. ( post by George Branagh on New real Climate science ( archived from Quora July 23 2023))
  87. How do Climate Change cultists continue to claim there is man made climate change when Dr. John F. Clauser, joint recipient of the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics, has criticized the climate emergency narrative calling it “a dangerous corruption of science that threatens the world’s economy and the well-being of billions of people", and has stated that "there is no climate crisis and that increasing CO2 concentrations will benefit the world” He criticized the prevalent climate models as being unreliable and not accounting for the dramatic temperature-stabilizing feedback of clouds, which he says is more than fifty times as powerful as the radiative forcing effect of CO2 ( answer by Bob Harvey on New real Climate science ( archived from Quora July 23,2023))
  88. The new world order illuminati and controlling US Quora
  89. ( post by AMS The New world order, illuminati and controlling US ( archive from Quroa July 24,2023))
  90. Like the globalist fake climate doomsday, their alien threat is coming. ( post by Art Colaianni on The New world order, illuminati and controlling US ( archived from Quora July 24,2023))
  91. ( post by Phil B. On The New world order, illuminati and controlling US ( archived from Quora July 24,2023))
  92. ( post by Phil B. On Illuminati, New world order and controlling US ( archived from Quora July 24,2023))
  93. What is Chatgpt, and how is it useful? Quora (archived from 25 Dec 2023 01:13:14 UTC).
  94. "Just How Accurate Is ChatGPT? A look at whether ChatGPT is the ultimate bullsh*tter." by Matt Grawitch, Psychology Today, 2023 February 6
  95. “Quora Keeps the World's Knowledge For Itself” – Article on by Eric Mill on 2014-10-15.[a w](broken link)
  96. RationalWiki Quora.