the·​o·​rist | \ ˈthē-ə-rist How to pronounce theorist (audio) , ˈthir-ist\

Definition of theorist

: a person who theorizes

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On August 6, Facebook banned right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones; on August 13, the federal government filed charges saying that Facebook had violated the Fair Housing Act by allowing ads to discriminate against certain groups. Emily Stewart, Vox, "Facebook’s very bad year, explained," 21 Dec. 2018 Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones made waves earlier this year after a series of videos and posts from his account and InfoWars' account prompted bans from YouTube, Apple, Facebook, and Twitter. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Tim Cook: Apple won’t tolerate white supremacists, conspiracy theorists," 4 Dec. 2018 Murdoch also enlisted help from a tuning theorist and a musician. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "A 93-Foot Tribute to United 93: The "Tower of Voices" 9/11 Memorial," 6 Sep. 2018 Separately, Trump also responded to the news that several tech giants, including Google, Apple, Facebook, and Twitter, had removed or banned content from conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Gregg Re, Fox News, "Trump floats possibility of taking over Mueller probe: 'I can go in and I could do whatever, I could run it if I want'," 20 Aug. 2018 Facebook, YouTube, Apple, and Spotify have booted much of Alex Jones's from their services after years of criticism for giving the conspiracy theorist and his Infowars website a wider platform. Nicole Kobie, Teen Vogue, "Alex Jones Removed From Facebook, YouTube, and iTunes," 6 Aug. 2018 The conspiracy theorist would say the selection committee has been given their Power Five marching orders and that’s that. Ralph D. Russo, The Seattle Times, "For 3rd week, ‘Bama, Clemson, ND, Mich top CFP; UCF’s path," 21 Nov. 2018 In recent weeks, Dorsey has come under fire for saying that conspiracy theorist and Infowars host Alex Jones was not in violation of its policies. Christopher Carbone, Fox News, "Fake news backlash? Twitter CEO rethinking how platform works, wants to reduce 'echo chambers'," 16 Aug. 2018 Among them: philosopher and theorist Pierre-Joseph Proudhon. Michael Phillips,, "'Young Karl Marx' review: The man, the dialectic, the biopic, the legend," 21 June 2018

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: a person who forms theories about something

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