truther

noun
truth·​er | \ ˈtrü-thər How to pronounce truther (audio) \

Definition of truther

: one who believes that the truth about an important subject or event is being concealed from the public by a powerful conspiracy He isn't a 9/11 truther, as some erroneously allege, but he has his fair share of "out there" beliefs.— Felix Blederman But it is not flattering to be called a "truther." The term originated, as far as anyone can tell, to characterize people who embraced alternative explanations for the Sept. 11 attacks.— Mark Leibovich

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Change is made my raising your voice, speaking your truther and spreading love and compassion, not hate. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "5 Times Demi Lovato's Epic Clap-Backs Left Us SHAKING," 29 Mar. 2019 These Shazaam truthers were all riffing off one another, giving each other subtle suggestions to form a false narrative that exists in their minds. Brian Resnick, Vox, "We’re underestimating the mind-warping potential of fake video," 23 July 2018 These Shazaam truthers were all riffing off one another, giving each other subtle suggestions to form a false narrative that exists in their minds. Brian Resnick, Vox, "We’re underestimating the mind-warping potential of fake video," 23 July 2018 However, Refinery29's very own writer/celebrity couple truther Kathryn Lindsay speculates that perhaps Grande and Davidson were actually together for much longer than the seemingly tight timeline suggests. refinery29.com, "Pete Davidson Just Shared An Up-Close Photo Of Ariana Grande's Ring," 15 June 2018 These Shazaam truthers were all riffing off one another, giving each other subtle suggestions to form a false narrative that exists in their minds. Brian Resnick, Vox, "We’re underestimating the mind-warping potential of fake video," 23 July 2018 Alex Jones, the shouty man behind InfoWars and a Sandy Hook truther, took to Twitter at the start of last week to try and incite more fear amongst his fanbase. Graeme Mcmillan, WIRED, "While You Were Offline: Man, Twitter Loves a Good Civil War Meme, Huh?," 8 July 2018 The nerds had their subreddits and Metafilter threads, the artists had their zines and Tumblrs, the 9/11 truthers had their email lists and subway pamphlets. Kevin Roose, New York Times, "Can ‘Illuminati Tinder’ Save Us All?," 27 June 2018 In fact, top-sheet truthers are passionate and offer reams (bolts?) of compelling evidence for the superiority of this choice. Liz Krieger, Town & Country, "It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Top Sheets For Good," 20 June 2018

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2005, in the meaning defined above

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