Conspiracy theories

Conspiracy theories

Greece is not Turkey. It is therefore a huge mistake for a party to adopt - even tacitly - outlandish conspiracy theories indicating that Sunday's election may be tampered with. Such issues have been resolved, once and for all, and no one has cast the faintest shadow of a doubt on any electoral contest since 1974.

Crime and politics

Cases coming under the category of common criminal law, in which politicians appear as suspects, should not become material for political scandalmongering. 

In the recent past, media have not observed this rule. The result was to poison public debate with hatred and conspiracy theories. 

Alex Jones ordered to pay $45.2 mln more over Sandy Hook lies

A Texas jury on Aug. 5 ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to the parents of a child who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, adding to the $4.1 million he must pay for the suffering he put them through by claiming for years that the nation's deadliest school shooting was a hoax.

Deputy PM Barna: Discrepancies in reporting of COVID-19 deaths - real problem, but not conspiracy

The different reports in the medical system of COVID-19 deaths represent a real problem, however a technical one, not someone's "conspiracy", Deputy Prime Minister Dan Barna told Tuesday evening private broadcaster B1TV. "It is a technical matter, my colleague [Minister of Health, Ioana Mihaila - ed.n.] answered very clearly how those figures were generated.

Growth in Conspiracy Theories Risks Undermining Democracy in Balkans

In the Western Balkans region, events have opened up many opportunities for manipulation. Some so-called conspiracy theories, combined with fake news, lead to collective paranoia. It all contributes to a lack of trust in existing institutions, directly undermining the already fragile democracy in the region.