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A May 17 post on a QAnon Quebec Facebook page showed a cell tower burning in Italy, and generated comments such as "burn them all" and instructions on how to do so, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute.

"CSIS is aware of how conspiracy theories have the potential to inspire individuals to take violent extremist action," Townsend said.

None have any scientific validity, but white supremacists, neo-Nazis and anarchists have all adopted COVID-19 conspiracy theories to varying degrees, while the anti-vaxxer movement has promoted the notion that 5G is responsible for spreading COVID-19.

"Other conspiracy theories targeting COVID-19/5G have emerged from various online anti-capitalist, anti-technology, and environmental groups/communities," according to the CSIS report.

by Oui on Mon Dec 28th, 2020 at 02:39:03 PM EST

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