extremism

YouTube Commenters Shift From 'Intellectual Dark Web' Fans to the Far-Right, Study Shows

New research looked at commenters’ migration from “contrarian” personalities like Jordan Peterson to “alt-right” extremist channels.
Mack Lamoureux
9.2.19
VICE

This Late-Night Glove Salesman Masturbating Story Is Very Weird but Also True

For years there has been an urban legend in Halifax, Nova Scotia, about "Glove Guy," who would pick up drunk young men and ask them to try on his gloves.
Mack Lamoureux
MJ Banias
8.30.19
Internet

A Teacher Was Suspended for Showing Teens 'Salad Fingers'

We are so old.
Mack Lamoureux
8.5.19
crime

How a Group Of Gamers Tracked Down a Quadruple Murder Suspect

When one of their friends said he killed three people and was about to kill another, the members of a gaming forum sprung into action. But they were faced with a terrible situation—the clock was ticking and they had no idea where the alleged killer was.
Mack Lamoureux
8.5.19
Canada

Father Says He Expects Teens to Go Out in ‘Blaze of Glory’ as They Are Charged With Third BC Murder

Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod, who are on the run in northern Canada, have been charged in the death of a UBC lecturer, Leonard Dyck.
Mack Lamoureux
7.25.19
News

What We Know About the American-Australian Couple Murdered in Northern Canada

The bodies of Chynna Deese and Lucas Fowler were found near the Alaska Highway in northern B.C.
Mack Lamoureux
7.23.19
Conspiracies

Conspiracy Theorists Are Going Wild Over the Moon Landing Anniversary

Conspiracy theorists are over the moon for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing.
Mack Lamoureux
7.20.19
Conspiracies

People Tell Us How QAnon Destroyed Their Relationships

We spoke to people who told us how the QAnon conspiracy theory ruined their marriage, turned their parents into completely different people, and otherwise made their lives miserable.
Mack Lamoureux
7.12.19
News

Southern California Was Just Hit With Its Biggest Earthquake In Years

It’s still too early to tell the amount of damage caused by the quake.
Mack Lamoureux
7.4.19
News

Canada Adds Far-Right Groups to Terror Watch List for First Time

Canada has added far-right groups Blood and Honour and Combat 18 to its terror watch list.
Mack Lamoureux
6.27.19
Far-Right Extremism

Neo-Nazis on DeviantArt Radicalized a Woman Who Planned a Mass Shooting

The cutesy art site was the surprising birthplace for a number of players in the modern extreme-right movement.
Mack Lamoureux
6.26.19
News

This Man Is Suing a Cryonics Organization for His Father's Frozen Head and $1 Million

"They chopped his head off, burned his body, put it in a box and sent it to my house," Kurt Pilgeram alleges of Alcor Life Extension Foundation.
Mack Lamoureux
6.14.19
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