Can conspiracy believers be helped?

The other day, EC had a private message on Twitter, asking for help. The person said they had a family member who had gone full-tilt conspiranoid in the past year or so, not just believing in chemtrails, but falling headlong into the QAnon/pedogate quagmire. What, the person asked, could they do to help their family…

Link between school arsonist and Hampstead hoax

Yesterday we wrote about Philip Day, who was found guilty this week of having pursued a campaign of harassment against teachers in a Cheshire school, which culminated in his setting fire to the school. One of the charges of which Day was found guilty related to his having also burned down a 700-year old house…

Facebook’s new oversight board: Will it help?

Anyone who has had much experience with reporting illegal or harassing posts on Facebook will attest that it’s a profoundly discouraging experience. In the four years since Sabine McNeill released videos of P and Q, many of our commenters have reported hundreds if not thousands of posts to Facebook, only to receive the infuriating response,…

Parents of ‘snatched’ baby promote toxic cure-all

The interconnections amongst troofers, scammers, and grifters of the conspiranoid ilk never fail to amaze and astound. Just for example, the other day while browsing on Twitter we came across this tweet: R. James Bilton had recently raised the issue of ex-cop Jon Wedger’s affiliation with (another ex-cop) Anthony Carlin, who in addition to attempting…

Questions mount for Jon Wedger

Usually this time of year is a bit of a snooze-fest in Hoaxteadland, as even SRA hoax-pushing conspiracy theorists like to take a bit of down-time between Christmas and New Years. Into this year’s vacuum, though, has galloped a face that became all too familiar to us last year: yes, Jonathan Wedger, alleged police whistle-blower,…

2018 in review: They fought the law & the law won

On this last day of 2018, we’re taking time to look back over a year that’s brought victories great and small in the fight to debunk the Hampstead SRA hoax and those who’ve continued to promote it. This time last year, Rupert Quaintance was serving the final weeks of his prison sentence for harassment, and…