How an internet lie about the Capitol invasion turned into an instant conspiracy theory across social media

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Remember when conspiracy theories were at least interestingly possible and not idiot level bullshit?

brewnote8

If it walks like a duck, looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it’s probably Antifa trying to make the duck look bad.

TrainOfThought6

Isn’t that what terrorists do? They lie to cover their crimes.

paulsmt

They would claim the coup if it worked. Too cowardly to admit failure and face consequences.

esril013

>President Trump himself has repeatedly promoted such claims, helping to turn anti-fascist protesters into go-to villains for his supporters. It’s good to see explicit recognition of what “antifa” actually means. A lot of people seem to throw the word around without understanding what it’s short for.

hugglenugget