Elizabeth King is a writer based in the Midwest. She has written for TheAtlantic, the Washington Post, Vice, and New York. Patrick Strickland is a journalist from Dallas, Texas. He works as an online producer at Al Jazeera English Online.
The allegations of a leftist civil war are just the latest in a string of far-right conspiracy theories. And as we saw with Edgar Maddison Welch and Lane Davis, those conspiracy theories can lead to a violent aftermath.