conspiracy theories

TikTok

TikTok Users Are Inventing Wild Theories to Explain Its Mysterious Algorithm

No one knows how TikTok’s For You page algorithm works, so users have taken it upon themselves to construct their own theories.
Caroline Haskins
8.15.19
Crisis Actors

Where the ‘Crisis Actor’ Conspiracy Theory Comes From

Every time there's a mass shooting, victims get baselessly accused of being paid actors thanks to these conspiracy theory bloggers.
Jason Koebler
7.31.19
Games Columns

Area 51 Nostalgia Yearns for a Time When Evil Had to Hide

Games, conspiracy culture, and what we glimpse beneath the veil of constructed realities.
Cameron Kunzelman
7.22.19
conspiracy theories

Inside the Conspiracy Theory That the Royal Baby Is Actually Two Weeks Old

Strange things go on in the comments of the Daily Mail.
Sirin Kale
5.13.19
Travel

This Theme Park Devoted to Ancient Aliens Really Makes You Think

One of the park's main attractions is a flight simulator that suggests Peru's Nazca Lines might be a landing strip for alien craft.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
5.12.19
Far-Right Extremism

Inside the Far-Right Conspiracy Movement That's Preparing for a Showdown With Germany's Government

“These are people who believe themselves to be in a permanent state of war.”
Tim Hume
5.9.19
Facebook

Facebook and Instagram Just Banned Alex Jones and a Bunch of Other Far-right People

Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Laura Loomer are all out.
David Uberti
5.2.19
weird

We Live in a Splinter Dimension From the 80s, Says This Guy

We spent a day with Louie Veleski, Australia's most popular "Mandala Effect" truther.
Ruby Harris
4.10.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

This Man Thinks He Knows What Happened to Missing Flight MH370

“It shattered on impact.”
Andrew Potter
3.17.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

YouTube Is Incentivising Vloggers to Promote Conspiracy Theories

And there's no easy fix in sight.
VICE Staff
2.17.19
YouTube

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
2.13.19
cryptids

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
11.22.18
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