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'''Mark Shouldice''',<ref name=":2" /> known by the pseudonym '''Mark Dice''',<ref name=":2">{{cite web |last1=Hoffman |first1=Matthew Cullinan |title=Twitter suspends right-wing commentator Mark Dice for saying transsexualism is a mental illness |url=https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/twitter-suspends-right-wing-commentator-mark-dice-for-saying-transsexualism |website=Life Site News |accessdate=February 17, 2019 |date=April 16, 2018}}</ref> is a right wing American conspiracy theorist,{{refn|<ref name="Lee2016">{{cite book|url=https://books.google.com/books?id=4fpRDQAAQBAJ&amp;pg=PA526|title=Google It: Total Information Awareness|author=Newton Lee|date=23 October 2016|publisher=Springer|isbn=978-1-4939-6415-4|page=526|quote=[C]elebrity conspiracy theorists like Mark Dice[...]}}</ref><ref>{{Cite news|url=https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2018/08/03/an-asian-american-womans-tweets-ignite-a-debate-is-it-okay-to-make-fun-of-white-people-online/?utm_term=.0725905598ad|title=An Asian American woman’s tweets ignite a debate: Is it okay to make fun of white people online?|last=Rosenberg|first=Eli|date=3 August 2018|work=[[The Washington Post]]|access-date=15 February 2019}}</ref><ref>{{Cite news|url=https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-40504203|title=Trump wrestling gif maker apologises|last=Bell|first=Chris|date=2017-07-06|access-date=2019-02-15|language=en-GB}}</ref><ref>{{Cite web|url=http://theconversation.com/how-the-jim-crow-internet-is-pushing-back-against-black-lives-matter-65934|title=How the Jim Crow internet is pushing back against Black Lives Matter|last=Mirzoeff|first=Nicholas D.|website=The Conversation|language=en|access-date=2019-02-15}}</ref><ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.thisisinsider.com/florida-shooting-teenage-survivor-responds-donald-trump-blames-victims-2018-2|title=A teen Florida school shooting survivor is raging against critics who blame the students for how they dealt with the situation|last=Shamsian|first=Jacob|website=INSIDER|access-date=2019-02-15}}</ref><ref>{{Cite web|url=http://nymag.com/news/features/conspiracy-theories/skeptical-history/|title=These Things Never Happened|last=Giles|first=By Matthew|last2=Published Nov 17|first2=2013|website=NYMag.com|access-date=2019-02-15}}</ref><ref>{{Cite news|url=https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/may/29/how-the-right-is-defending-roseanne-barrs-racist-tweets|title=How the right is defending Roseanne Barr's racist tweets|last=Mahdawi|first=Arwa|date=2018-05-29|work=The Guardian|access-date=2019-02-15|language=en-GB|issn=0261-3077}}</ref>}} [[list of YouTubers|YouTube personality]]<ref name="BBCstaged">{{cite web|url=https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-37696205|title='Black people don't like Trump' video was staged|last=Wnedling|first=Mike|date=October 19, 2016|publisher=BBC}}</ref> and author.<ref name=nyt_dice/>
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He has promoted [[Conspiracy theory|conspiracy theories]] about [[Secret society|secret societies]], [[Satanism|Satanists]], and the [[Illuminati#Conspiracy theory|Illuminati]] control of the world.<ref name=nyt_dice>{{cite news|last1=Tavernise|first1=Sabrina|title=As Fake News Spreads Lies, More Readers Shrug at the Truth|url=https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/06/us/fake-news-partisan-republican-democrat.html|work=The New York Times|date=6 December 2016}}</ref><ref name="guardiansatan">{{cite news|last1=Lee|first1=Benjamin|title=Marina Abramović mention in Podesta emails sparks accusations of satanism|url=https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/nov/04/marina-abramovic-podesta-clinton-emails-satanism-accusations|accessdate=13 April 2017|publisher=''The Guardian''|date=4 November 2016|format=Republican author Mark Dice tweeted: "I am now accepting apologies from everyone who said I was crazy for writing books about how the Establishment are Satanists"}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://abc30.com/archive/6817493|title=Angels &amp; Demons Causing Serious Controversy|last=Sykes|first=Leslie|date=May 17, 2009|website=|publisher=[[KFSN-TV]]/[[ABC News]]|archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20141220130832/http://abc30.com/archive/6817493/|archivedate=December 20, 2014|deadurl=yes|access-date=|quote=Mark Dice is founder of "The Resistance" a Christian group that contends the movie is a fraud, aimed at covering up the existence of a secret society called the illuminati.  "The illuminati is a real, mafia organization that is operating today. Many would say that the illuminati were instrumental in insuring that the 9/11 attacks happened, that they are behind the banking collapse that everybody is facing."|df=}}</ref><ref>{{cite news|last1=D'Addario|first1=Daniel|title=The music world's fake Illuminati|url=http://www.salon.com/2013/01/24/is_beyonce_a_freemason_nah/|work=Salon|date=January 24, 2013}}</ref> According to ''[[The New York Times]],'' Dice has garnered attention for asserting that the [[September 11 attacks]] were an "inside job".<ref name=nyt_dice /> Dice also founded a Christian activist group, "The Resistance".<ref>{{Cite news|url=https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/1960441/Starbucks-boycott-threat-over-vulgar-logo.html|title=Starbucks faces boycott over 'vulgar' logo|last=Simpson|first=Aislinn|date=2008-05-15|access-date=2019-02-16|language=en-GB|issn=0307-1235}}</ref>
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==Career==
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In June 2008, Dice launched "Operation Inform the Soldiers", an effort to send DVDs, letters, and declassified government documents to US [[serviceman|service members]] in [[Iraq]].  Dice hoped these would prove [[9/11 conspiracy theories]] and cause the recipients to "rethink why they’re fighting."<ref name=":0">{{cite news |date=2008-06-10 |title=Group Plans to Send Letters to Troops in Iraq on How U.S. Government Planned 9/11 |url=http://www.foxnews.com/story/2008/06/10/group-plans-to-send-letters-to-troops-in-iraq-on-how-us-government-planned-11.html |dead-url=yes |language=en |publisher=[[Fox News]] |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20150626165057/http://www.foxnews.com/story/2008/06/10/group-plans-to-send-letters-to-troops-in-iraq-on-how-us-government-planned-11.html |archive-date=2015-06-26 |access-date=2019-02-19}}</ref>  On June 10, syndicated talk show host [[Michael Reagan]] advocated on-air that Dice should be [[assassination|assassinated]].  Six days later, Reagan hosted Dice on his show and apologized for his comments.<ref name="fair">{{cite web |url=https://fair.org/take-action/action-alerts/talk-show-host-calls-for-murder/ |title=Talk Show Host Calls for Murder |date=2008-06-24 |publisher=[[Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting]] |language=en |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20180613020527/https://fair.org/take-action/action-alerts/talk-show-host-calls-for-murder/ |archive-date=2018-06-13 |dead-url=no |access-date=2019-02-19}}</ref>
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In 2015, Dice garnered criticism after asserting that [[Katy Perry]] was Satanic and the [[List of Super Bowl halftime shows|Super Bowl halftime shows]] were elaborate Illuminati rituals.<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-sn-nfls-conspiracy-katy-perry-satanic-witch-illuminati-20150126-story.html|title=NFL's latest conspiracy? It's Katy Perry.|date=January 26, 2015|work=[[Los Angeles Times]]|accessdate=April 12, 2017}}</ref><ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/movies/2016/02/09/conspiracy-theories-find-hidden-pop-culture-agendas.html|title=Conspiracy theories find hidden pop culture agendas {{!}} The Star|website=thestar.com|language=en|access-date=2019-02-16}}</ref> In 2017, he made a series of derogatory homophobic comments targeting the Korean pop group [[BTS (band)|BTS]] and their fans, after their performance at the [[American Music Awards]].<ref name="elizabethTV25nov2017">{{cite news |last1=Elizabeth |first1=De |title=BTS Fans Respond to YouTuber Who Insulted Their AMAs Performance |url=https://www.teenvogue.com/story/bts-fans-youtuber-insulted-amas-performance |accessdate=14 February 2019 |work=Teen Vogue |date=November 25, 2017}}</ref>
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On April 12, 2018, Mark Dice was suspended from his Twitter account for saying in a tweet that there are only two genders.<ref name=":2" /> Dice responded to the suspension in a [[Facebook]] post, saying "This is the tweet Twitter is trying to force me to delete, for 'violating' their terms of service. They locked me out of my account until I 'agree' that what I said was wrong!"<ref name=":2" /> His account was reinstated on April 16.<ref name=":2" />
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In 2016, ''The Hollywood Reporter'' said Dice was best known for producing [[YouTube]] videos in which he asks people in public places to sign satirical petitions, such as repealing the [[United States Bill of Rights|Bill of Rights]] and supporting Karl Marx as Hillary Clinton's running mate.<ref name=":1">{{Cite web|url=https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/whats-next-alt-right-milo-yiannopoulos-mark-dice-plan-new-projects-945250|title=How Alt-Right Stars Are Planning for Their Post-Election Future|website=The Hollywood Reporter|language=en|access-date=2019-02-15}}</ref> His YouTube channel has 1.4 million subscribers {{As of|2019|February|lc=y}}.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://socialblade.com/youtube/user/markdice|title=markdice YouTube Stats, Channel Statistics|work=[[Social Blade]]|accessdate=24 February 2019}}</ref>
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=== Books ===
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In 2009, Dice self-published ''The Illuminati: Facts &amp; Fiction'', discussing the possibility of an [[Illuminati]] secret society,<ref name="The Oaklahoman">{{cite news|url=http://newsok.com/book-aims-to-shed-light-on-illuminati/article/3367762|title=Book Sheds Light on Illuminati|author=Hinton, Carla|date=May 9, 2009|work=[[The Oklahoman]]}}</ref><ref name="paulasVICE14nov2014">{{cite web |last1=Paulas |first1=Rick |title=This Guy Thinks Danny DeVito Is the Antichrist |url=https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/kwp5je/is-danny-devito-the-antichrist-456 |publisher=Vice |accessdate=17 February 2019}}</ref> and in 2016 ''The Illuminati in Hollywood'', describing an alleged promotion of the liberal agenda in films and television programs.<ref name=":1" /> He later self-published ''The True Story of Fake News'' and ''Liberalism: Find a Cure'' in 2017 and 2018 respectively.{{cn|date=February 2019}}
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Mark Dice

Dice in October 2009
Born Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Residence San Diego, California, U.S.
Nationality American

Mark Shouldice,[1] known by the pseudonym Mark Dice,[1] is a right wing American conspiracy theorist,[9] YouTube personality[10] and author.[11]

He has promoted conspiracy theories about secret societies, Satanists, and the Illuminati control of the world.[11][12][13][14] According to The New York Times, Dice has garnered attention for asserting that the September 11 attacks were an "inside job".[11] Dice also founded a Christian activist group, "The Resistance".[15]

Career

In June 2008, Dice launched "Operation Inform the Soldiers", an effort to send DVDs, letters, and declassified government documents to US service members in Iraq. Dice hoped these would prove 9/11 conspiracy theories and cause the recipients to "rethink why they’re fighting."[16] On June 10, syndicated talk show host Michael Reagan advocated on-air that Dice should be assassinated. Six days later, Reagan hosted Dice on his show and apologized for his comments.[17]

In 2015, Dice garnered criticism after asserting that Katy Perry was Satanic and the Super Bowl halftime shows were elaborate Illuminati rituals.[18][19] In 2017, he made a series of derogatory homophobic comments targeting the Korean pop group BTS and their fans, after their performance at the American Music Awards.[20]

On April 12, 2018, Mark Dice was suspended from his Twitter account for saying in a tweet that there are only two genders.[1] Dice responded to the suspension in a Facebook post, saying "This is the tweet Twitter is trying to force me to delete, for 'violating' their terms of service. They locked me out of my account until I 'agree' that what I said was wrong!"[1] His account was reinstated on April 16.[1]

In 2016, The Hollywood Reporter said Dice was best known for producing YouTube videos in which he asks people in public places to sign satirical petitions, such as repealing the Bill of Rights and supporting Karl Marx as Hillary Clinton's running mate.[21] His YouTube channel has 1.4 million subscribers as of February 2019.[22]

Books

In 2009, Dice self-published The Illuminati: Facts & Fiction, discussing the possibility of an Illuminati secret society,[23][24] and in 2016 The Illuminati in Hollywood, describing an alleged promotion of the liberal agenda in films and television programs.[21] He later self-published The True Story of Fake News and Liberalism: Find a Cure in 2017 and 2018 respectively.[citation needed]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Hoffman, Matthew Cullinan (April 16, 2018). "Twitter suspends right-wing commentator Mark Dice for saying transsexualism is a mental illness". https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/twitter-suspends-right-wing-commentator-mark-dice-for-saying-transsexualism. Retrieved February 17, 2019. 
  2. Newton Lee (23 October 2016). Google It: Total Information Awareness. Springer. p. 526. ISBN 978-1-4939-6415-4. https://books.google.com/books?id=4fpRDQAAQBAJ&pg=PA526. "[C]elebrity conspiracy theorists like Mark Dice[...]" 
  3. Rosenberg, Eli (3 August 2018). "An Asian American woman’s tweets ignite a debate: Is it okay to make fun of white people online?". The Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2018/08/03/an-asian-american-womans-tweets-ignite-a-debate-is-it-okay-to-make-fun-of-white-people-online/?utm_term=.0725905598ad. 
  4. Bell, Chris (2017-07-06). "Trump wrestling gif maker apologises" (in en-GB). https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-40504203. 
  5. Mirzoeff, Nicholas D.. "How the Jim Crow internet is pushing back against Black Lives Matter" (in en). http://theconversation.com/how-the-jim-crow-internet-is-pushing-back-against-black-lives-matter-65934. 
  6. Shamsian, Jacob. "A teen Florida school shooting survivor is raging against critics who blame the students for how they dealt with the situation". https://www.thisisinsider.com/florida-shooting-teenage-survivor-responds-donald-trump-blames-victims-2018-2. 
  7. Giles, By Matthew; Published Nov 17, 2013. "These Things Never Happened". http://nymag.com/news/features/conspiracy-theories/skeptical-history/. 
  8. Mahdawi, Arwa (2018-05-29). "How the right is defending Roseanne Barr's racist tweets" (in en-GB). The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/may/29/how-the-right-is-defending-roseanne-barrs-racist-tweets. 
  9. [2][3][4][5][6][7][8]
  10. Wnedling, Mike (October 19, 2016). "'Black people don't like Trump' video was staged". BBC. https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-37696205. 
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Tavernise, Sabrina (6 December 2016). "As Fake News Spreads Lies, More Readers Shrug at the Truth". The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/06/us/fake-news-partisan-republican-democrat.html. 
  12. Lee, Benjamin (4 November 2016). "Marina Abramović mention in Podesta emails sparks accusations of satanism" (Republican author Mark Dice tweeted: "I am now accepting apologies from everyone who said I was crazy for writing books about how the Establishment are Satanists"). The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/nov/04/marina-abramovic-podesta-clinton-emails-satanism-accusations. Retrieved 13 April 2017. 
  13. Sykes, Leslie (May 17, 2009). "Angels & Demons Causing Serious Controversy". KFSN-TV/ABC News. Archived from the original on December 20, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141220130832/http://abc30.com/archive/6817493/. "Mark Dice is founder of "The Resistance" a Christian group that contends the movie is a fraud, aimed at covering up the existence of a secret society called the illuminati. "The illuminati is a real, mafia organization that is operating today. Many would say that the illuminati were instrumental in insuring that the 9/11 attacks happened, that they are behind the banking collapse that everybody is facing."" 
  14. D'Addario, Daniel (January 24, 2013). "The music world's fake Illuminati". Salon. http://www.salon.com/2013/01/24/is_beyonce_a_freemason_nah/. 
  15. Simpson, Aislinn (2008-05-15). "Starbucks faces boycott over 'vulgar' logo" (in en-GB). ISSN 0307-1235. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/1960441/Starbucks-boycott-threat-over-vulgar-logo.html. 
  16. "Group Plans to Send Letters to Troops in Iraq on How U.S. Government Planned 9/11" (in en). Fox News. 2008-06-10. http://www.foxnews.com/story/2008/06/10/group-plans-to-send-letters-to-troops-in-iraq-on-how-us-government-planned-11.html. 
  17. "Talk Show Host Calls for Murder" (in en). Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. 2008-06-24. https://fair.org/take-action/action-alerts/talk-show-host-calls-for-murder/. 
  18. "NFL's latest conspiracy? It's Katy Perry.". Los Angeles Times. January 26, 2015. http://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-sn-nfls-conspiracy-katy-perry-satanic-witch-illuminati-20150126-story.html. Retrieved April 12, 2017. 
  19. "Conspiracy theories find hidden pop culture agendas | The Star" (in en). https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/movies/2016/02/09/conspiracy-theories-find-hidden-pop-culture-agendas.html. 
  20. Elizabeth, De (November 25, 2017). "BTS Fans Respond to YouTuber Who Insulted Their AMAs Performance". Teen Vogue. https://www.teenvogue.com/story/bts-fans-youtuber-insulted-amas-performance. Retrieved 14 February 2019. 
  21. 21.0 21.1 "How Alt-Right Stars Are Planning for Their Post-Election Future" (in en). https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/whats-next-alt-right-milo-yiannopoulos-mark-dice-plan-new-projects-945250. 
  22. "markdice YouTube Stats, Channel Statistics". Social Blade. https://socialblade.com/youtube/user/markdice. Retrieved 24 February 2019. 
  23. Hinton, Carla (May 9, 2009). "Book Sheds Light on Illuminati". The Oklahoman. http://newsok.com/book-aims-to-shed-light-on-illuminati/article/3367762. 
  24. Paulas, Rick. "This Guy Thinks Danny DeVito Is the Antichrist". Vice. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/kwp5je/is-danny-devito-the-antichrist-456. Retrieved 17 February 2019. 

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