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r/conspiracy is the conspiracy theory subreddit on Reddit and the front page of paranoia on the Internet. The subreddit made Hitler Did Nothing Wrong their official documentary long before Trump ever had a chance at being president. Theories discussed here run the gamut from 9/11 to chemtrails to lizard people. Watching the history of a long-time user can sometimes be an insightful observation of how someone can go from "9/11 is an inside Job" to "Everything is wrong and the world is a simulation" in the span of a year. As of February 2023 it has 1.9 million members.[1]


See the main article on this topic: Anti-semitism

A contributor believes that George Soros funded Nazis to confiscate the properties of Jews,[2] even though he was 15 when WW2 ended. The subreddit believes that it is bad that there is a law against anti-semitism.[3] Another contributor cited an article[4] that goes on to say that hate speech laws violate the First Amendment, which they do[5]. Another contributor even posted that Trump is a Rothschild asset and Breitbart is founded by Jews.[6] Another contributor believes that the Rothschild family is five times richer than world’s 8 richest billionaires.[7] Another contributor believes that 'The Jews' killed JFK.[8] One poster claimed that George Soros owns 250 media outlets: The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Associated Press, CNN and ABC, and again claiming that he confiscated the properties of Jews under Nazi occupation.[9]


See the main article on this topic: COVID-19 pandemic

According to R/Conspiracy, YouTube removed the dislike button because people were disliking the COVID-19 vaccine videos.[10] However the real reason that YouTube removed it was to "protect the creator's mental health".[11] One contributor believes that India ended the Delta variant in their country due to Indians taking ivermectin and that Dr. Fauci could have prevented 500k deaths if he encouraged people to take ivermectin.[12] Another poster believes that serious Covid-19 cases can be prevented by taking vitamin D. [13] Another poster believes that Pfizer is mutating Covid-19 viruses.[14]

Covid-19 vaccine[edit]

Most respondents believes that Covid-19 is a depopulation scheme, with most people answering the question in post saying that it makes people sterile.[15] Another poster believes that the reason why people are becoming sicker is not because they have a cold or anything else but that people's immune systems have been weakened by the vaccine.[16] Another poster thinks that the vaccine is free because the government wants to harm people, including a screenshot from noted antivaxxer Candace Owens.[17] Another poster believes that the Covid-19 vaccine killed a 17-year old boy.[18] Another poster thinks that over 23,000 kids were killed by the Covid-19 vaccine in Europe, citing an article from The Exposé, a conspiracy theory website.[19][20]


See the main article on this topic: Extraterrestrial

The existence of extraterrestrials on Earth is one of the more harmless conspiracy theories that this subreddit pushes (doubtless fueled by credulous and bored people binge-watching Ancient Aliens). One contributor believes that the real reason the US invaded Iraq was not because of WMDs or even oil but ancient alien stargate portal in Iraq.[21] Another contributor also claimed that aliens are actually demons that are working with world leaders against god.[22] Another poster believes that NASA and the government know that aliens exist, the poster proceeds to use a GIF as evidence.[23] Another poster believes that Jack ParsonsWikipedia (1914–1952) was an occult leader who summoned portals to aliens.[24]

Russian-Ukraine war[edit]

One contributor believes Putin's propaganda that Russia is trying to denazify Ukraine and destroy biolabs in Ukraine.[25] Another contributor thinks that the alleged biolabs are linked to Joe Biden and Hunter Biden,[26] which links to a post on Twitter claiming that the Russian Ministry of Defense recognized the US response to the biolabs.[27] Another contributor believes that Volodymyr Zelenskyy was installed by the CIA, that Zelenskyy banned opposition media, and that Joe Biden allegedly gave him tanks for his birthday.[28] Another contributor believes that Ukraine is CIA/Soros puppet state and that Ukrainian Nazis are killing eastern Ukrainians.[29]

Other conspiracy theories[edit]


See the main article on this topic: Microchip implant

They cite an article from the British tabloid The Sun that claims an AIDS or swine flu vaccine will microchip people. They also claim the same article was copied directly from the conspiracy book Behold a Pale Horse by William Cooper.[30][31]:444 Another contributor, the appropriately named "TheCrazyAcademic", again cited The Sun article but this time associating the alleged plans with the George H. W. Bush administration.[32]. One r/conspiracy user says that the Pfizer CEO confirmed that he is developing 5G microchip technology to kill 5 billion people provides no citation, not even from a crank site.[33] Another contributor believes that in 1991 a former intelligence officer revealed that the government would inject people with microchips, and the contributor believes that the man was killed,[34] citing the conspiracy theory site "Down the Chupacabra Hole".[35] Another contributor thinks that the World Economic Forum is trying to have children injected with microchips.[36]


See the main article on this topic: Jesuit

One contributor believes that the CIA and KGB are both been run by Jesuits and that the millions of deaths under communist regimes were caused by Jesuits.[37] citing Saidit a far-right version of Reddit, the same poster believes that 90% of media is controlled by Jesuits[38][39] Another contributor thinks that World War I was a plot by Zionists and Jesuits to destroy Protestant Christianity.[40]


See the main article on this topic: 5G

One contributor believes that 5G is bad for health because it causes oxygen to be more reactive, thus weakening the immune system.[41] Another contributor believes that 5G towers have killed hundreds of bees, citing a UK tabloid article.[42][43] Another contributor posted a screen shot of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. saying that 5G can cause cancer and Alzheimer's diesease.[44] Another contributor believes that Switzerland banned 5G because it was bad for the nervous system.[45] Another contributor believes that some doctors and scientists are going to halt the research of 5G because increased exposure to 5G is bad for humans and the environment.[46]


See the main article on this topic: QAnon

One poster thinks that QAnon is a psyosp intended to associate critical thinkers with insane conservatives.[47][note 1] Another poster complained that Twitter banned QAnon accounts but not BLM or Antifa accounts.[48] Another poster thinks that it is terrorism to call conspiracy theorists like QAnon a domestic terror threat because the conspiracy theorists are exposing the truth.[49]

2020 U.S. presidential election[edit]

See the main article on this topic: 2020 U.S. presidential election

One contributor believes that Time magazine has admitted that 2020 U.S. presidential election was stolen by a secret cabal of the elite.[50] They then link to a tweet by notorious election denier Candace Owens[51] Another contributor believes that Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, has meddled in the 2020 U.S. election.[52] The post links to an article in NewsTarget (which became the crank website NaturalNews.[53] Another contributor believes the 2000 Mules film by Dinesh D'Souza, which claimed that the election was stolen based on the director's fabrications.[54] The 2000 Mules website claims that 77% percent of voters who watched the movie now think that the election was stolen.[55] Another contributor believes that 300,000 Biden votes in Michigan and Wisconsin were added by outside sources.[56]

Pissed at us[edit]

See the main article on this topic: RationalWiki:PISSED

A poster noticed that we had a section about them on our Reddit page.[57] Sooner or later, they'll realize that we have a page about them.

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  1. This one actually seems plausible.


  1. r/conspiracy Reddit (archived from February 4, 2023).
  2. Klaus Schwab's dad supplied weapons to Nazis, was praised by Hitler. George Soros helped Nazis confiscate property of Jews, then funded neo-Nazi takeover of Ukraine in 2014. Canada Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland's grandfather normalized genocide of Jews in media, worked directly with Nazis by Ok_Magician_1194 (05 Oct 2022) Reddit (archived from 28 Jan 2023 09:08:15 UTC).
  3. In Florida, It is Now HIGHLY ILLEGAL to Say ‘Jews Control Hollywood by OB1_kenobi (07 Jun 2019) Reddit' (archived from 28 Jan 2023 16:31:44 UTC).
  4. In Florida, It is Now HIGHLY ILLEGAL to Say ‘Jews Control Hollywood’ (Jun 6, 2019) The Truth Seeker (archived from 26 Nov 2022 07:30:27 UTC).
  5. No, there’s no “hate speech” exception to the First Amendment (May 7, 2015) Eugene Volokh in The Volokh Conspiracy, published in The Washington Post
  6. Let me explain exactly how Trump is a Rothschild asset and has been for decades. How his advisers, policies, alternative media talking heads all emanate from the Cabal, via Rothschild financial influence. We'll begin with Alex Jones and make our way down by elnegroik (25 Mar 2017) Reddit (archived from 27 Mar 2018 05:25:19 UTC).
  7. Rothschild Family Wealth Is Five Times That Of World's Top 8 Billionaires Combined by OB1_kenobi (21 Jan 2017) Reddit (archived from 28 Jan 2023 16:56:19 UTC).
  8. From recent JFK release: 11/21/63 - subject allegedly told the informant:"We now have plenty of money — our new backers are jews — as soon as 'we' or (they) take care of Kennedy..." JFK was killed in Dallas the next day by Question_History (18 Dec 2017) Reddit (archived from 20 Dec 2017 22:08:00 UTC).
  9. George Soros, the multi billionaire owner of over 250 media outlets including The New York Times, Washington Post, the Associated Press, CNN and ABC, talking about how he helped the Nazis confiscate property from fellow Jews by mickeybuilds (11 Dec 2022) Reddit (archived from 3 Feb 2023 18:42:29 UTC).
  10. YouTube took away the dislike button because Covid vaccine videos were receiving an insane amount of dislikes. They want to make you feel like you’re the only one that doesn’t want the vax. There are MILLIONS of us that don’t want it and that shows in all content responses that aren’t regulated by bobsmith0193 (07 Dec 2021) Reddit (archived from 8 Dec 2021 20:52:47 UTC).
  11. Update to YouTube's Dislike Count (Nov 10, 2021) YouTube.
  12. India has ended the Delta variant covid pandemic using a broad-spectrum 100% efficacy virus killer called Ivermectin for $3 a treatment. Indians now simply take a few Ivermectin tablets at first sign of symptoms and obliterate the virus fast. Only 6% vax rate. Fauci could have prevented 500k deaths by RealKeeny7 (19 Jul 2021) Reddit (archived from 20 Jul 2021 14:59:36 UTC).
  13. Vitamin D is cheap, widely available, and reduces serious Covid cases by 97% - yet governments barely mention it by ukdudeman (07 Nov 2020) Reddit (archived from 7 Nov 2020 14:30:54 UTC).
  14. Pfizer EXPOSED - Executive Discussing "Mutating" the Covid-19 Virus by chriswick48 (3 Feb 2023 18:56:11 UTC) Reddit (archived from ).
  15. who believes the COVID vaccine was a depopulation plan? by Otherwise-Hat2849 (17 Dec 2022) Reddit (archived from 28 Jan 2023 19:27:45 UTC).
  16. The 'vaccine' has weakened people's immune systems, that's why they're sick. by Jax_Gatsby (20 Dec 2022) Reddit (archived from 1 Feb 2023 19:34:08 UTC).
  17. Makes sense her point(only her point I don’t follow politics) is the covid vaccine 💉 made for good purposes or is this all another scam from the goverment? I think is a scam with its real purpose hidden behind. Healthcare should be free in the US for all I know not only the covid vaccine by Wallstreetmonkeybets (30 Jul 2021) Reddit (archived from 31 Jul 2021 00:07:51 UTC).
  18. Safe and Effective: 17 year old dies 33 days after receiving the COVID-19 "vaccine." by Widener6408 (22 Jan 2023) Reddit (archived from 3 Feb 2023 19:05:23 UTC).
  19. Over 23,000 Children have died across Europe since the EMA first approved the Covid-19 Vaccine for Children according to official data by Oh-TheHumanity (03 Oct 2022) Reddit (archived from 3 Feb 2023 19:09:46 UTC).
  20. See the Wikipedia article on The Exposé.
  21. This is the real reason we invaded Iraq. Ancient alien Stargate portal located in the Great Ziggurat of Ur in Iraq by PalatableMahogany (11 Dec 2022) Reddit (archived from 17 Dec 2022 09:16:09 UTC).
  22. Aliens are demons by RickySauce_98 (26 Jan 2023) Reddit (archived from 29 Jan 2023 21:14:56 UTC).
  23. Aliens exist in front of everyone. NASA knows. The Government knows. This is one of their ships caught refueling directly from our Sun. by SilentConsciou5 (05 Oct 2022) Reddit (archived from 3 Feb 2023 13:22:32 UTC).
  24. You wouldn't have NASA/SpaceX without Jack Parsons. He's the occult self-proclaimed Antichrist Rocket Man who communicated with off-world entities, opened portals for demons/aliens with Babalon Working ritual. UFOs then skyrocketed, culminating in UFOs swarming DC 1952. Then Eisenhower Greada Treaty by PalatableMahogany (11 Dec 2022) Reddit (archived from 3 Feb 2023 19:21:10 UTC).
  25. NATO interventionism in Ukraine ✓ Nazi's in Ukraine ✓ Bio Labs in Ukraine ✓ Should we revisit the concept of Russia's "Special Military Operation" in Ukraine? I think it is time to analyze the "reporting" from the Western Mass Media & determine if they should be held accountable for misinformation by iblameautocorrect (01 Feb 2023) Reddit (archived from 1 Feb 2023 19:06:41 UTC).
  26. more on biolabs in Ukraine tied to Joe and Hunter by mikepompeosjockstrap (01 Feb 2023) Reddit (archived from 1 Feb 2023 19:13:45 UTC).
  27. 1) Russian Ministry of Defense recognized the widespread US response to the biolabs. I’m going to post some quotes from the Russian MoD report yesterday (see link attached). Russian MIL recognize the global realization about the Biolabs in Ukraine. by @WarClandestine (1:19 AM · Feb 1, 2023) Twitter (archived from 1 Feb 2023 19:19:53 UTC).
  28. Remember when Zelenksy was installed by CIA in Ukraine, hid money in offshore accounts (Panama Papers), banned all opposition media, imprisoned his opponents, virtually becoming a dictator? Guess what now? Biden is giving him TANKS for his birthday by Standard-Radish1803 (25 Jan 2023) Reddit (archived from 3 Feb 2023 13:39:30 UTC).
  29. Ukraine is a CIA/Soros puppet state. Putin was a WEF Young Global Leader for a while. Ukraine and Russian troops and people I wish could somehow all lay down their arms and hug it out. If it's true that Ukraine Nazis have been bombing innocent civilians in eastern Ukraine for 8 years that's nasty by Ok_Magician_1194 (07 Oct 2022) Reddit (archived from 3 Feb 2023 19:32:26 UTC).
  30. The Sun article from August 1, 1989. It was featured in William Cooper's "Behold a Pale Horse." It speaks of using a Swine Flu pandemic and vaccine or AIDS vaccine to get people injected with nano microchips for surveillance "The doctors themselves may not even know what they're injecting." Crazy by PalatableMahogany (21 Jan 2023) Reddit (archived from 29 Jan 2023 17:13:01 UTC).
  31. Behold a Pale Horse by Milton William Cooper (199).
  32. In a 1989 sun article titled "Big Brother Coming" microchip plans involving the bush administration are discussed
  33. Pfizer CEO confirms existence of 5G microchips, 5 billion people could now drop dead at the push of a button by sanem48 (22 May 2022) Reddit (archived from 29 Jan 2023 17:51:27 UTC).
  34. In 1991 a former intelligence officer revealed the government planned to use a manufactured pandemic to justify mass vaccination. He said the shots contain injectable microchips used to track personal data & keep recipients trapped in a digital prison cell. He was later killed by undercover police. by forgottenfable (12 Jan 2023) Reddit (archived from 3 Feb 2023 13:46:12 UTC).
  35. Injectable Nanotech: Federal Insider Warns Vaccines Will Be Used to Create a Digital Prison (January 11, 2023) Down the Chupacabra Hole.
  36. The World Economic Forum persuades to implant microchips in children by J_Arimateia (24 Aug 2022) Reddit (archived from 3 Feb 2023 19:41:36 UTC).
  37. The Jesuits were controlling the CIA and the KGB simultaneously, so they are responsible for the millions of kills under communism, the dictatorships and conflicts caused by both groups, the corruption of American Intelligence and the fall of the Soviet Union. (X-post from s/Jesuits) by HibikiSS (29 Jan 2023) Reddit (archived from 3 Feb 2023 13:56:40 UTC).
  38. Five companies control 90% of the media in the US. These and the most relevant intelligence groups are controlled by the Jesuits. (X-post from s/Jesuits) by HibikiSS (22 Dec 2021) Reddit (archived from 3 Feb 2023 18:01:17 UTC).
  39. Five companies control 90% of the media in the US. These and the most relevant Intelligence groups are controlled by the Jesuits. by HibikiBlack (22 Dec 2021) Saidit (archived from December 28, 2021).
  40. Chilling letters of Kaiser Wilhelm II, when exiled to Holland after WW1, shows him in full-blown conspiracy mode after the war. He states that the wars were started by the Vatican in Rome, the Jesuits, the Freemasons, and World Zionism with the intention of destroying Protestant Christianity. by menorahman100 (29 Nov 2022) Reddit (archived from 3 Feb 2023 19:49:46 UTC).
  41. Electromagnetic Radiation; health effects of the 5G communications by putkofff (02 Jan 2023) Reddit (archived from 3 Feb 2023 20:32:19 UTC).
  42. Hundreds of Bees Drop Dead Around "5G Towers" In California by marxism_taking_over (02 Aug 2019) Reddit (archived from 3 Feb 2023 20:47:19 UTC).
  43. Hundreds of bees drop dead around ‘5G towers’ in California by Simon Green (2 Aug 2019) Daily Star.
  44. Robert F Kennedy Jr posted this regarding 5G and Coronavirus by ---l__ (03 Apr 2020) Reddit (archived from 3 Feb 2023 20:55:18 UTC).
  45. Switzerland Stops 5G - Medical Association Concerned About Cancer and Damage to Nervous System by BelizeBoy99 (13 Feb 2020) Reddit (archived from 4 Feb 2023 09:12:33 UTC).
  46. Scientists and doctors call for a moratorium on the roll-out of 5G. 5G will substantially increase exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields RF-EMF, that has been proven to be harmful for humans and the environment. by phonetwophone (03 Apr 2020) Reddit (archived from 4 Feb 2023 09:25:26 UTC).
  47. Everybody is now associating critical thinkers, conspiracy theorists, and people who question the status quo with “Q” followers now. The psyop has accomplished its mission: conflate truth seekers with insane conservatives. by baop (17 Jan 2021) Reddit (archived from 4 Feb 2023 09:44:57 UTC).
  48. Twitter banning QAnon accounts hits heavy on censorship. Meanwhile, BLM and Antifa are creating chaos in many U.S. cities. by shookqueen (22 Jul 2020) Reddit (archived from 4 Feb 2023 10:00:38 UTC).
  49. "The FBI Said Conspiracy Theories Like QAnon And Pizzagate Are Domestic Terrorism Threats" - The FBI calling "Conspiracy Theorists" as "Terrorists" is Terrorism! Being told you are possibly being targeted by the US Gov for seeing to find & expose the truth IS TERRIFYING! aka Terrorism! by MickyMick77 (24 Oct 2019) Reddit (archived from 4 Feb 2023 10:08:22 UTC).
  50. Time magazine is literally admitting that a secret cabal of powerful wealthy elite people and corporations hijacked our 2020 election by steering media coverage, influencing perceptions, and changing rules and laws. by Normiesreeee69 (05 Feb 2021) Reddit (archived from 4 Feb 2023 10:23:52 UTC).
  51. This is absolutely insane. Time magazine is literally admitting that a secret cabal of powerful wealthy elite people and corporations hijacked our 2020 election by steering media coverage, influencing perceptions, and changing rules and laws. by Candace Owens (8:20 AM - 5 Feb 2021) Twitter (archived from 5 Feb 2021 20:08:23 UTC).
  52. Mark Zuckerberg being sued for meddling in the 2020 election by Tekxt660x (03 Oct 2020) Reddit (archived from 4 Feb 2023 10:36:29 UTC).
  53. Mark Zuckerberg being sued for meddling in the 2020 election. "NewsTarget" by Ethan Huff (10/02/2020) NewsTarget (archived from 18 Mar 2022 17:49:14 UTC).
  54. 2000 Mules proves the 2020 election was rigged by applextrent (08 May 2022) Reddit (archived from 8 May 2022 16:28:52 UTC).
  55. 2000 Mules.
  56. BREAKING: FORENSIC FIRM: 300,000 BIDEN VOTES In Michigan and Wisconsin in the 2020 ELECTION Were ADDED By OUTSIDE SOURCES by lemonkid1234 (17 Feb 2021) Reddit (archived from 4 Feb 2023 11:18:15 UTC).
  57. Rationalwiki Attack on R Conspiracy by Smooth_Imagination (22 Jun 2019) Reddit (archived from 28 Jan 2023 19:41:05 UTC).