conspiracy theories


How YouTube Drives Shane Dawson and Other Creators to Conspiracy Theories

YouTube structurally prioritizes audience feedback, which can drive content-makers to promote conspiracy theories or hate.
Caroline Haskins

The 'Beast of Gévaudan' Killed Hundreds in 18th Century France. What Was It?

Records from the time attributed hundreds of deaths to a mysterious beast creature that may have been a wolf, a lion, or something else entirely.
Kaleigh Rogers

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

r/GreatAwakening was banned for harassment and doxxing.
Paris Martineau
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
infowars life

Alex Jones’s ‘InfoWars Life’ Products Are Still For Sale on Amazon

InfoWars merchandise is central to Alex Jones’s brand, and right now Amazon is one of the remaining platforms still associated with the conspiracy theorist.
Sarah Emerson
Infowars Banned

YouTube Is the Latest Platform to Delete Alex Jones’ Channels For Violating Its Guidelines

The Alex Jones Channel, followed by millions of people, has been deleted from YouTube.
Sarah Emerson

Trump's Stupid ‘Where Is the DNC Server?’ Conspiracy Theory, Explained

Trump refuses to believe all the evidence that Russia hacked the DNC, because he understands nothing about how digital forensics works.
Jason Koebler
Content Wars

Facebook Is Using Bad Free Speech Arguments to Defend InfoWars

In a series of tweets, Facebook told reporters that conspiracy theories are a matter of free speech.
Sarah Emerson
Science Solved It

Send This Article to All Your Friends Who Believe in Chemtrails

On the season two premiere of Science Solved It, we dive into one of the most pervasive conspiracy theories: chemtrails.
Kaleigh Rogers
conspiracy theories

Sutherland Springs 'Crisis Actor' Conspiracy Theorist Denied Bail

Robert Ussery was arrested for trespassing and resisting arrest while harassing families of victims of the Sutherland Springs church shooting.
Wajeeh Maaz

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
conspiracy theories

We Met With Crisis Actor Conspiracy Theorists and the Victims They Baselessly Attack

'The Rise of the Crisis Actor Conspiracy Movement' talks to Stoneman Douglas student David Hogg and victims of the Sandy Hook and Sutherland Springs shootings.
Mack DeGeurin