Conspiracies

Reddit

Reddit Bans the Subreddit Responsible for Mainstreaming 'QAnon' Conspiracy Theories

r/GreatAwakening was banned for harassment and doxxing.
Paris Martineau
9.12.18
conspiracy theories

Password Analyst Says QAnon’s ‘Codes’ Are Consistent With Random Typing

A security researcher claims QAnon’s codes contain patterns that reveal they are the result of “random typing.”
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.14.18
Conspiracies

Conspiracy Theorists Just Want to Feel Special

Those with a conspiracy mentality were more likely to believe less popular theories, perhaps suggesting that the ‘exclusivity’ of the belief is the very commodity they seek.
Roland Imhoff
4.17.18
fake news

A Data Scientist Was Sick of Seeing Spam on His Facebook so He Built a Fake News Detector

It's still a work-in-progress but shows the possibilities for machine learning in the age of fake news.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.27.18
Alt-Right

The Alt-Right Thinks 5G Network Plans Are a Deep State Conspiracy Spearheaded By Google

Conspiracy theorists say they've found evidence that Google is involved in the already-abandoned plan to build a nationalized 5G network.
Karl Bode
2.12.18
Donald Trump

'Pizzagate' Conspiracy Meme Reaches Its Natural Conclusion—With Shots Fired

On Sunday, a gunman entered Comet Ping Pong to "self-investigate" what's come to be known as "pizzagate".
Michael Byrne
12.5.16
Internet

The Nightmarish Online World of 'Gang-Stalking'

The internet creates an echo chamber for delusions and conspiracies.
Roisin Kiberd
7.22.16
uber

A Federal Judge Compared Uber to Silk Road

In denying a motion to dismiss in an Uber antitrust lawsuit, the judge cited an unusual case.
Sarah Jeong
4.12.16
ALIENS

Alien Hunters Spent the Last Century Looking for the Black Knight Satellite

Is it a 13,000-year-old blanket from outer space? Maybe.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.30.15
Sex

Porn Conspiracy Theorists: Cam Girls Are Misusing Internet-Controlled Vibrators

If a cam girl fakes it, so what?
Lux Alptraum
10.12.15
journalism

RT's '10 Mind-Blowing Facts About the Large Hadron Collider' Is Amazing Garbage

Fuck.
Michael Byrne
9.5.15
psychology

French Court Validates Completely Invalid Electromagnetic 'Allergy'

However unintentionally.
Michael Byrne
8.29.15