Mike Rothschild is a journalist, researcher, and debunker of conspiracy theories and fringe beliefs.

As a staff writer at several media companies, he has written extensively about politics, history, pop culture, and weird stories your aunt shares on Facebook without actually reading. In particular, Mike has spent the least year writing extensively about the QAnon conspiracy theory, as well as the social media driven insta-plots that characterize the Trump years.

His first print book, “The World’s Worst Conspiracies” was published in January 2020 by Arcturus Publishing, London. You can read his work at the Daily Dot and many other sites, and watch his (currently on hiatus) collaboration with Growl Studios, the five-days-a-week YouTube series Daily Debunker,

His work in debunking conspiracies has been cited in articles or interviews by the New York Times, Snopes, NBC NewsVice, Right Wing Watch, Christian Science MonitorPolitifact, Huffington PostThe Week, Quartz, CrackedDaily Kos, Raw Story, the Daily BeastSalon,  Harper’s Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, Buzzfeed, Daily Beast, CNN and many others.

Mike is also a regular radio, video and podcast guest, making appearances for the Hell and Gone podcast (top ten in all of iTunes), CBS News, Vice, NPR’s “On the Media”  and numerous other shows.

Mike is also a published playwright, podcaster, and working on several TV projects.







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  1. Lols, I was born with the last name Rothschild too, and I have to tell my wife not to entertain conspiracy theories cause I’m like “nobody better pizzagate me over some stupid rumor!” Anyway, love it, keep up the good work!

  2. Have you written anything about the saying, “Where we go one we go all” (WWG1WGA)? I’m wondering if that really is connected to JFK in that it was a saying on the bell of his boat??? Or is an organization trying to gain credibility by making a connection to JFK??? I did find that it is associated with the 1996 movie, White Squall, but no concrete evidence it’s related to JFK.

  3. Hello Mike, I would love to know how you go about dubunking conspiracies connected to crimes against children? I have attempted to debunk conspiracies such as Pizzagate, Deaths of Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington when they were working on a documentary to expose Clinton run orphanages in Haiti trafficking children, the latest Wayfair exposure, and the many others. When I attempt to debunk such stories, I only come to find that it is more convincing that they are true than not. I know that Epstein’s island was also called a conspiracy theory at one point in time. How do you explain this? It is now proven to be true. Please, take me through your process of debunking. I would like to better understand it. Thank you.

  4. Hi Mike, finally someone writing with some common sense (not so ‘common’ today). I just saw your interview with Eric Huntley via an article written in the Australian Financial Review (https://www.afr.com/life-and-luxury/arts-and-culture/how-activist-k-pop-fans-are-trolling-qanon-20201111-p56dmv). The internet has not made people smarter. There are many QAnon followers in Australia, regurgitating the hate from US social media sites, for reasons I don’t understand, as Australia has a different political and legal system than the US. I look forward to your new book being published. Keep up the good work de-bunking the conspiracy theorists. Thank you for your critical thinking. All the best Alan.

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