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ImperialRussia
Envoy
 
Posts: 295
Founded: May 16, 2019
Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby ImperialRussia » Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:16 pm

Tell them the truth and humiliate them
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Estado Novo Portugues
Chargé d'Affaires
 
Posts: 474
Founded: Mar 18, 2016
Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Estado Novo Portugues » Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:52 pm

No specific laws for that, but it's strictly illegal to disparage, ridicule or scandalize the state and public institutions. However, conspiracy theories about foreign states are perfectly OK though, unless they're a political or military ally (currently only the Holy See/Vatican).
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Velosia
Secretary
 
Posts: 37
Founded: Nov 29, 2018
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Velosia » Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:11 pm

Point and laugh, or just ignore them. It's not against the law to be a gullible idiot.
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Republica Federal de Catalunya
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1457
Founded: Nov 21, 2011
New York Times Democracy

Postby Republica Federal de Catalunya » Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:30 pm

The same of above. Normally there is always an amount of people that believes and spreads conspiration theories.
So there are ignored by law unless they overpass the limits of free speech. As attack honour or respectability, are clearly lies, hate speech, are apologies of totalitarianism or denies holocaust (like jew or armenian) or gulag system.
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Ruritane
Spokesperson
 
Posts: 107
Founded: Mar 06, 2019
Anarchy

Postby Ruritane » Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:43 pm

Usually, the treatment of conspiracy theorists is free speech. Sometimes, the government even encourages conspiracy theories, because if a paranoid citizenry sees the government admit to a conspiracy theory, they will think it isn't true. However, Holocaust denial is punished with a ten-year term in prison (majority Jewish populace, if there were less Jews there would only be fines) and climate change denial is punished with community service picking up litter and doing things to help the environment.
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The Wiccan Israel
Bureaucrat
 
Posts: 49
Founded: Nov 28, 2019
Ex-Nation

Postby The Wiccan Israel » Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:51 pm

“Conspiracy theorizing” falls under free speech, which is guaranteed by the Wiccan government.
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Enotria and Hameenkoski
Political Columnist
 
Posts: 4
Founded: Mar 07, 2020
Ex-Nation

Postby Enotria and Hameenkoski » Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:59 pm

The Officio Praeconium, working in conjunction with a team of AI, identify conspiracy theories and fake news. The offensive pieces are flagged as such and the Memetic Health Bureau of the Officio Praeconia produces "white propaganda" which debunks it.

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Saint Nicholas and the Hussars
Envoy
 
Posts: 242
Founded: Feb 28, 2020
Ex-Nation

Postby Saint Nicholas and the Hussars » Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:02 pm

Imprisonment with re-education


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Kedri
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Posts: 921
Founded: May 25, 2012
Capitalizt

Postby Kedri » Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:05 pm

As long as they are not hurting anyone, then they are left alone. Suppressing conspiracy theorists only validates their view in their eyes.
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Vallermoore
Senator
 
Posts: 4220
Founded: Mar 27, 2011
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Vallermoore » Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:54 pm

We would only punish them if they caused physical damage to people, pets or property, started stalking people, or outed someone in formal witness protection.

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Greater Cosmicium
Attaché
 
Posts: 73
Founded: Mar 29, 2018
Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Greater Cosmicium » Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:47 pm

Greater Cosmicium does nothing against conspiracy theorists except if they begin threatening Greater Cosmicium's power, as conflicting conspiracy theories about Greater Cosmicium floating around help keep our secret projects more secret and our military leaders secure.
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Glakta
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Posts: 16
Founded: Feb 11, 2020
Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Glakta » Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:35 am

Censorship is the main tool in Glakta to deal with conspiracy theorists. The government actively takes down webpages or closes down publications and TV/radio stations spreading such fake content. If a conspiracy theory starts gaining minimal popularity, supporters and spreaders are arrested and deported to penal colonies that the military operates in remote asteroids.
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Corparatial
Political Columnist
 
Posts: 4
Founded: May 21, 2018
Corporate Bordello

Postby Corparatial » Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:43 am

Ah, just go ahead and let the folks babble, I can profit from their beliefs anyway
I'm the one making money in the end
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Prozitia
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Posts: 95
Founded: Oct 28, 2019
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Prozitia » Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:53 am

The government declassifies as much information as possible, while actively presenting non-propaganda counter-evidence. Debate is encouraged. Government may accept defeat.
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Toin
Diplomat
 
Posts: 509
Founded: Dec 05, 2016
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Toin » Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:08 pm

There is no official action towards most. Conspiracy theorists that are a threat to themselves or the public may be dealt with, though: anti-vaxxers children are required to be vaccinated now, for example, and refusal to do so may be met with prosecution.

The general public treats them as nutcases, though.
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Lancov
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Posts: 1913
Founded: Jul 02, 2008
New York Times Democracy

Postby Lancov » Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:11 pm

We mostly ignore them. Attempting to suppress them would only prove them right. Besides, they never seem to find out about the true conspiracies anyway.
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Revolutionary Indiana
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Posts: 8
Founded: Apr 11, 2020
Ex-Nation

Postby Revolutionary Indiana » Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:24 pm

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The Ministry of Enlightenment of the Revolutionary State of Indiana did not recognize any "conspiracy theories" prevalent in the Revolutionary Hoosier populace. All incidents of "bad thoughts" that are not in line with the glorious, marvelous, and revolutionary ideals of the Great Governor-Leader and the National Revolutionary Party are subject to be transferred into utopian and joyous education camps to be taught the perfect ideals of a Revolutionary Hoosier.
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Narland
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Posts: 1125
Founded: Apr 19, 2013
Anarchy

Postby Narland » Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:30 pm

Commonwealth of Narland, Office of Civic Culture. Statement Freedom of Speech in Relation to Conspiracy Theory and Civic Responsibility
The Commonwealth of Narland's dedication to Freedom of Speech is absolute. The public sentiment nationally is that those who who do not speak their minds when pertinent are civic cowards who are defrauding their community. Those that talk much and say little are are lampooned, as they should. Those who speak well are to be admired.

Anyone with a model for any theory, no matter how strange, is for the person to present their evidence in the public fora (every jurisdiction has a physical forum, and every internet node has an electronic one). Any model and theory can be presented to be vigorously examined and debated forensically, and catalogued into the archives for future analysis. Those who think well are rewarded. Those who think poorly are critiqued, rebuked, and reproved (as is appropriate), and encouraged to do better so as to do well.

Those who are too timid, uncertain or unstable to present their claims cogently are given the opportunity to be understood. There are tutors and therapists for those who desire to improve. Wisdom and tact is more important that information/intelligence and incoherence. Those who insist on maintaining nonsense are treated like someone spewing nonsense -- they are eventually ignored on that topic. That same person may turn around and present a world changing idea on a different topic. Just because someone believes that there are Reptilian space aliens inhabiting Parliament, doesn't necessarily mean that they may not be an excellent programmer or theoretical physicist. It is not likely, but it is possible.

Separately, It is the opinion of the Commonwealth that those who are so feeble minded as to commit a crime because of hearsay, innuendo, and inference are not fit to participate in society. They have shown themselves to be dangers to their person and society. They will be punished for their crimes and probably remanded to an institute or sanitarium for those who are a danger to themselves and others. They will be given every opportunity to improve their education (to think, logically, reasonably/rationally, and cogently) and their morality (understanding the consequences of their actions including its consequences) and released once their condition improves.

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Motra
Lobbyist
 
Posts: 15
Founded: Dec 06, 2016
Ex-Nation

Postby Motra » Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:54 pm

Death.

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Navsland
Political Columnist
 
Posts: 4
Founded: Apr 04, 2020
Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Navsland » Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:58 pm

The Government will keep a close eye on every social media post, every private News outlet reports. Everything will be kept under the watchful eye of the Navslandian Royal Inquisitors.

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