The birther movement gained steam in late 2011, when then-candidate Donald Trump claimed President Barack Obama was born in the United States.
But it has been largely confined to fringe corners of the internet, where conspiracy theories are rife and many are rooted in a distrust of mainstream media.
The movement is based on the belief that Obama was not born in this country and was not a citizen.
In a speech in October, then-presidential candidate John McCain made similar claims.
The biraderm is a loose network of online sites, including a popular forum called “birder.com” that hosts videos of purported conversations with other members of the movement.
While there is no evidence to back up these claims, some biraderms have claimed that the US government is working to steal their citizenship and is plotting to make the US a socialist country.
In one video, a man in a black hat claims to have overheard the CIA plotting to take his passport and remove him from the country.
He is then shown on a video saying, “We’re going to do something about this country, and the people who are going to take away our citizenship.
And we’re going take it to the bank, and we’re taking it to our bank, they’re taking away our freedom.”
Other videos include a man who claims to be a member of the biradermob who claims the United Nations is trying to enslave America, a video of a black man with his face covered who claims that he was raped and beaten by white police officers, and a video claiming to show a young black man being raped by police.
While some members of this movement have been arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit a crime, others have gone unpunished.
According to the FBI, there are more than 500 active biradermes, with a total of more than 1.6 million followers.
“They’re the worst people I’ve ever met,” says one video moderator, whose account has since been shut down.
“But I don’t know how much I can trust them because they’re all these little websites and forums and forums that have no evidence whatsoever that they’re legitimate, and it’s really difficult to even believe anything they say.
They’re just just like, ‘Oh, this is what they want us to believe,’ and they’re really not that trustworthy.
And it’s kind of frightening because they all think they know everything, and I can’t even trust them, because I don.
But I can just say, ‘Okay, you guys know, we have to believe in them, and that’s what we’re here for.'”
The conspiracy theories about Obama’s birth are not new.
In March, a birader named Chris Johnson published a book entitled: The Obama Story: The Truth About The Man Who Wasn’t Born In The United States of America, which claimed the president was born outside the United Kingdom and was therefore ineligible to serve in the White House.
In an interview with Newsweek, Johnson told the magazine that he believed that the president’s father, George Washington, had been assassinated by British agents.
He said that his book was inspired by his experience as a CIA operative in Libya, where he was involved in assassinating Muammar Gaddafi.
According the website of Johnson, Johnson has been accused of having ties to white supremacist groups.
According an article on the site, Johnson is also a member, and has been active, of a “white nationalist online community.”
“I believe in white supremacy and I believe in the Ku Klux Klan and I think the Klan is pretty much a right wing, white nationalist organization,” Johnson told Newsweek.
Johnson’s claims have been disputed by a number of sources, including the CIA.
In May, former CIA director Michael Hayden told the Senate Intelligence Committee that Johnson was a “lone wolf” who has no direct connection to the intelligence agency.
In September, the CIA denied Johnson’s account.
The CIA declined to comment on Johnson’s case, saying it did not comment on pending investigations.
“The CIA has not received any information that supports claims that the CIA is working with any foreign government or group to overthrow the United Republic of America or overthrow the government of the United State of America,” the agency said in a statement.
“If the allegations were accurate, and based on credible information, the Central Intelligence Agency would have been aware of them and would have taken appropriate action to address them.”
In the meantime, Johnson says he has been receiving death threats.
“Every day there’s a new story about a person being killed,” he said.
“I mean, they kill the person in the street, and you see pictures of it and you say, that’s how they kill people.
So I’m kind of paranoid.”
But some of the conspiracy theories seem to be borne out by evidence, and not just in the internet.
In August, for instance, the Associated Press published an article by a former FBI agent, David Lifton, that claimed to have interviewed three people who claimed they