Since the election, millions have migrated to alternative social media and media sites like Parler, Rumble and Newsmax.
For years, followers of the pro-Trump conspiracy theory had been assured that the president would win re-election in a landslide.
Chief Lang Holland of Marshall, Ark., advocated online that Democrats should be attacked and summarily executed. He resigned soon after his comments were made public.
With at most a narrow majority in the Senate, the new president will be inclined to do less. He must be pushed to do more.
In its short life span, it was one of the fastest growing groups in Facebook’s history and a hub for those trying to delegitimize the election.
Marjorie Taylor Greene’s victory in Georgia underscores an uncomfortable truth for Republicans: The 2020 election brought QAnon into their party.
It will take a long time to drive conspiracy-mongering back to the fringes of American politics.
The right-wing commentator, whose page performs better than those of major news organizations, is perplexed by his social media success.
Two members of the Base, a white supremacist and neo-Nazi group, were accused of trying to threaten a host of a podcast that describes itself as “confronting white nationalism.”
“Barbarians” depicts the Battle of Teutoburg Forest, which has long been a rallying cry for German nationalists, including the Nazis.
Two years after the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, the oldest hatred is flourishing across the political spectrum.
This group will continue to fight for Trump and he knows that.
Fringe movements will persist long after Election Day. Here’s how to help.
White supremacist groups have carried out a majority of “terrorist plots and attacks” this year, according to a report by a think tank, the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
On family WhatsApp groups and in Spanish-language media, misinformation paints 2020 as a zero-sum game.
QAnon, with encouragement from the president himself, has moved from online message boards to political rallies and congressional campaigns.
We face a choice between a true renewal and a warped fantasy of the past.
A firm started by a group of Trump lawyers highlights the campaign’s connections to the false conspiracy theory and reinforces how deeply it has taken hold in the Republican Party.
President Trump praised the killing of Michael Reinoehl, suspected of fatally shooting a far-right protester, as “retribution.” Our investigation found that officers may have shot without warning or seeing a gun.
YouTube has played a bigger role in moving QAnon from the fringes to the mainstream than most platforms.
The plot to kidnap the governor of Michigan is only the latest in a growing list of election-related threats. Some experts say the president is emboldening extremists.
Baseless claims are circulating online about a Democrat-led coup, inflaming tensions in an already turbulent election season.
Marian Kotleba, the head of a neo-fascist political party, was convicted of spreading an ideology aimed at suppressing democratic rights and freedoms.
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, once cited Holocaust denial as something he would allow on the social network for free speech reasons.
As the U.S. conspiracy theory goes global, it has found fertile ground in the putsch fantasies and anti-Semitic tropes long popular on Germany’s far-right fringe. Counterterrorism officials worry.
With its fervent gun culture and its gaping differences between urban and rural populations, Michigan has seen its divisions grow ever wider since at least the 1990s.
Extremist groups and conspiracy theorists like to connect with each other just like everyone else.
These groups have no constitutional right to exist.
An annual assessment that a whistle-blower said was withheld for months did not hold back on the threat from violent extremists and tagged Russia as the primary source of disinformation.
The company said an earlier effort to curb the conspiracy movement’s growth didn’t properly address its increasing popularity.
A report by the domestic intelligence agency listed more than 1,400 instances in which soldiers, police officers and intelligence officials were suspected of extremist actions, posing “a significant danger.”
Some of President Trump’s supporters viewed his appearance in an S.U.V. to greet supporters as a sign that he was overcoming his illness.
Almost exactly a year after a far-right extremist shocked Germany by attacking a synagogue during Yom Kippur, another assault targets a synagogue in Hamburg.
Kevin Roose, a Times tech columnist, has watched the baseless conspiracy theory grow from fringe internet subculture to mass movement, carefully calibrating his coverage along the way.
America’s failure to deal with the white power movement.
Instead of condemning violent groups, the president marshals them.
During this week’s presidential debate, President Trump said an extremist organization should “stand back and stand by.” Some saw it as an endorsement of a group known for street brawls.
Ahead of Tuesday’s debate, right-wing commentators (and President Trump’s campaign) speculated that Joe Biden might be equipped with a hidden earpiece. It’s a decades-old charge without much evidence.
The nation’s divisive political scene has increasingly spilled from social media into public rallies. Portland is bracing for possible violent clashes between far-right and left-wing activists.
Conspiracy theories about antifa arson are a symptom of a deeper unraveling, and a sign of danger ahead.
The social network tried cracking down on the spread of the conspiracy theory and other extremist material. But QAnon groups are still flourishing on the site.
How much longer are we going to allow its platform to foment hatred and undermine democracy?
A debate about the Woodward revelations, and conversation with Charlie Warzel about the conspiracy.
The testimony contradicted efforts by President Trump and other officials to downplay the threats.
An American was killed by federal agents and the president called it “retribution.” We are so far gone.
Michael R. Caputo told a Facebook audience without evidence that left-wing hit squads were being trained for insurrection and accused C.D.C. scientists of “sedition.”
The vast majority of veterans do not join militias, but some fast-growing militias have many veterans among their ranks.
In the testosterone-filled world of Trump-adjacent online conspiracy, the newest theory stands out. Why are so many women falling for Q?
Among German conspiracy theorists, ultranationalists and neo-Nazis, the American president is surfacing as a rallying cry, or even as a potential “liberator.”
The men, both American citizens, were taken into custody on Thursday evening in Minneapolis. They say they are members of a far-right group called the Boogaloo Bois.