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
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
7.24.19
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
7.21.19
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
5.13.19
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
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
conspiracy theories

The Strange, Centuries-Long History of Satanic Pedophile Panics

Modern-day conspiracy theories like Pizzagate and 'QAnon' have roots that stretch back to medieval Europe.
Mark Hay
11.16.18
We Reviewed Literally Whatever You Sent Us

We Reviewed Literally Whatever You Sent Us, Volume 24

Everyone has way too much time on their hands.
Colin Joyce
Dessie Jackson
Eric Sundermann
11.1.18
conspiracy theories

Fear of a Flat Planet: Inside Canada’s First-Ever Flat Earth Conference

What happened when the world's most well known flat earthers recently took over West Edmonton Mall.
Mack Lamoureux
8.31.18
extremism

The Strange True Story of the Godfather of Conspiracy Theories

From Ol' Dirty Bastard to Alex Jones and Donald Trump, William Cooper's deranged ideas have been felt insanely far and wide.
Seth Ferranti
8.27.18
Internet Exploring

The Strange Conspiracy Theory Behind Jaden Smith's New Album

'SYRE: The Electric Album' is supposed to be in tune with the cosmos, but it's not really in tune with anything. How did Jaden get here?
Alex Robert Ross
8.7.18
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
7.16.18
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