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
3 days ago
News

Foster the People Is Peddling a Conspiracy Theory About Jeffrey Epstein's Death

Epstein reportedly died by suicide on Saturday, but the band insists he's "on a private plane to somewhere in the Middle East getting prepped for plastic surgery."
Colin Joyce
8.12.19
identity-rights

The Strange Convergence of QAnon, Citizen's Arrest, and a Dead Mob Boss

Attempts to right wrongs, real or imagined, can backfire horribly.
Alex Norcia
7.23.19
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
7.19.19
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 Nazcar Lines might be a landing strip for alien craft.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
5.10.19
conspiracy theories

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

Strange things go on in the comments of Mail Online.
Sirin Kale
5.10.19
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
5.3.19
politics

Pizzagate Was Revived By Canadian Politicians and Everything Is Dumb

While Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is handling his worst scandal, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer managed to Make Pizzagate Newsworthy Again.
Mack Lamoureux
3.11.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

YouTube Is Incentivizing Vloggers to Promote Conspiracy Theories

And there's no easy fix in sight.
VICE Staff
2.16.19
Views My Own

What I Learned Inside the Lonely, Sad World of QAnon Facebook Groups

The conspiracy theory seems to have created a lot of problems in the lives of its adherents.
K.T. Nelson
1.22.19
extremism

How to Deal with Cops Who Believe Wild Conspiracy Theories Like QAnon

Mike Pence appeared in a photo with a cop wearing a "QAnon" patch, and he got demoted. But how many more like him are out there?
Mark Hay
1.10.19
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