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Ali debunks Whitmer kidnapping conspiracy theory

Apr 19, 2022 The American Independent
Michigan gubernatorial candidate Garrett Soldano has been circulating the conspiracy theory that the intended kidnapping of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was a government plot to sway the 2020 election. Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, debunked...
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Questioning election validity makes the U.S. vulnerable, says Ali

Nov 17, 2020 CNN
"It's one thing to try to prevent foreign adversaries from engaging in disinformation and misinformation campaigns to influence the elections," Ali said. "When you have the President and his advisers pushing those messages literally from inside the...
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Hanson speaks on QAnon conspiracies

Sep 18, 2020 CNN Brasil
"People who are attracted to conspiracy theories tend to be people who are feeling anxious about the world, who feel a lot of uncertainty and are looking for explanations to help them find meaning in a scenario where they feel they have lost...