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
5 days ago
Tech 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
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
6.25.19
Sports

The Best Things We Saw at the Toronto Raptors Parade

While our favorite thing was Marc Gasol’s, uh, exuberance, there was lots of joy to be found around Toronto.
Mack Lamoureux
6.18.19
News

Toronto Raptors Celebration Marred by Reported Shooting

The reported shooting led hundreds to flee the scene, including the entire Raptors team and dignitaries such as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Mack Lamoureux
Hilary Beaumont
6.17.19
Tech 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
6.13.19
content moderation

YouTube Miserably Fails to Explain Why It Didn’t Ban Steven Crowder

The platform has rolled out a series of confusing tweets and background statements about Steven Crowder's antagonism of Vox's Carlos Maza.
Jason Koebler
Mack Lamoureux
6.5.19
Tech news

YouTube Is Finally Banning Nazis, Holocaust Denial, and Sandy Hook Truthers

YouTube says it will “remove content denying that well-documented violent events took place.”
Mack Lamoureux
6.5.19
tech-power

CEO Who Sold Encrypted Phones to the Sinaloa Cartel Sentenced to Nine Years

Vincent Ramos was sentenced to nine years and forfeited more than $80 million for providing criminal organizations with encrypted devices.
Mack Lamoureux
Joseph Cox
5.29.19
tech-power

Canada Plans Fines for Tech Companies That Spread Disinformation

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the planned "digital charter" to tackle online extremism, disinformation, and transparency, on Thursday.
Mack Lamoureux
5.16.19
Canadian Far Right Extremism

This ‘Uncensored’ Right-Wing Facebook Clone Allows Racism but Not Nudity

According to an expert, the attempted recruiting of far-right social media users by one Canadian man shows that deplatforming has its downsides.
Mack Lamoureux
4.25.19
extremists

After Facebook and Web Host Bans, Far-Right Extremists Are Encrypting and Going IRL

Like ISIS, white nationalist extremist groups are feeling the pinch of internet shutdowns, but are organizing on encrypted channels and meeting up IRL.
Ben Makuch
Mack Lamoureux
4.17.19
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