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A Europe of conspiracy theories

Our series on the European Complosphere, produced in collaboration with the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

‘White mask’ protesters, anti-vaxxers, COVID skeptics, anti-5G campaigners… These are some of the conspiracists that emerged in Europe in response to health restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have flocked the streets during recent lockdowns. Among them are from far-right groups and conspiracists in Europe. Their theories, which have become viral attracting new followers, are feared to threaten democracy.