Pete Evans, an Australian chef, restaurateur, author and television presenter, has become a leading purveyor of conspiracy theories and pseudoscience. Photo: Pete Evans Website Pete Evans, an Australian chef, restaurateur, author and television presenter, has become a leading purveyor of conspiracy theories and pseudoscience. Photo: Pete Evans Website
Pete Evans, an Australian chef, restaurateur, author and television presenter, has become a leading purveyor of conspiracy theories and pseudoscience. Photo: Pete Evans Website

How Australian celebrity chef Pete Evans became an advocate for coronavirus and QAnon conspiracy theories

  • The pandemic has caused a surge of misinformation with anti-vaccination groups, the far right, libertarians, state-backed trolls and anarchists forging a loose coalition
  • In Australia, an unlikely mix of celebrities, wellness experts and social media influencers like Evans have become a powerful vector in that ‘infodemic’

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Pete Evans, an Australian chef, restaurateur, author and television presenter, has become a leading purveyor of conspiracy theories and pseudoscience. Photo: Pete Evans Website Pete Evans, an Australian chef, restaurateur, author and television presenter, has become a leading purveyor of conspiracy theories and pseudoscience. Photo: Pete Evans Website
Pete Evans, an Australian chef, restaurateur, author and television presenter, has become a leading purveyor of conspiracy theories and pseudoscience. Photo: Pete Evans Website
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