lies

it's the little things

The Capital Letter Lie

How your friends know where you are before you tell them.
Louise Matsakis
7.28.17
politics

How to Be Your Own Fact-Checker During the Presidential Debate

Sometimes, if you want something done right, you need to do it yourself.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.26.16
death

Want to Know When You’re Gonna Die?

Watch an animated graph of your life expectancy over time.
Rachel Pick
9.24.15
lies

A Dark Web Tale of DDoS Attacks, Phishing, and 'Deals With the Devil'

One episode of treachery and deceit in the soap opera of the deep web.
Joseph Cox
6.4.15
Culture

The Dodo Didn't Look Like You Think It Does

Life is a lie.
Roisin Kiberd
3.17.15
Culture

How the Right-Wing Media Smeared a Science Project

A real-life test of whether a lie spreads faster than the truth.
Ben Richmond
10.24.14
Motherboard Blog

A Social Media Lie Detector Hopes to Quash Viral Rumours

It'll pick up on speculation, controversy, misinformation, and plain old lies.
Victoria Turk
2.19.14
Motherboard Blog

The Internet Is a Giant Lie Factory

It's too easy for hoaxes, conspiracy theories and outright lies to go viral.
Harry Cheadle
12.5.13
Motherboard Blog

Why I Cheated the Internet: A Chat with the Geek Fabulist Behind "Human Bird Wings"

Maybe you’re among the six, seven, eight or I-don’t-know-how-many million people who have seen the video of that Dutch man-bird who fluttered about in a park with a camera attached to his helmet. Since the video launched some two weeks ago, the typical...
Mike Ibanez
3.29.12
Motherboard Blog

Mike Check: Reading Between the Lines of the Daisey Story

As an intern at the Believer in 2005, Jim Fingal was assigned to fact-check John D'Agata's article on the 2002 suicide of Las Vegas teenager Levi Presley. The article appeared in 2010, and the factchecking process forms the basis of the book "_The...
Jim Fingal
3.20.12
Motherboard Blog

The Truth About 'Catfish'

If “The Social Network,” a partly-fictional rendition of Facebook’s founding, is version 2.0 of “The Great Gatsby” or “Citizen Kane,” then “Catfish,” a clever new documentary about fantasy, desire, and the slippery place of truth online, is “The Wizard...
ALEX PASTERNACK
9.30.10