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conspiracy

The Fans Who Refuse to Believe Michael Jackson Is Dead

On the tenth anniversary of his death, we look at some of the conspiracy theories surrounding the disgraced king of pop.
James McMahon
6.24.19
mueller report

Rick Gates and Mike Flynn Just Got Subpoenaed by House Democrats

Democrats are now calling in direct witnesses.
Greg Walters
6.13.19
Julian Assange

Sweden vs. U.S.: Who'll Get Their Hands on Julian Assange First?

The extradition battle is heating up.
David Gilbert
5.14.19
VICE News

Pamela Anderson Redeclares Her Love for Julian Assange After Visiting Him in Prison

“I love him,” she told reporters. “I can’t imagine what he’s been going through.”
David Uberti
5.7.19
YouTube

YouTube’s Bad Anti-Conspiracy Algorithm Links Notre Dame Fire to 9/11 Attacks

The "information panel" feature, which is supposed to defend against fake news spread, promoted a link to terror attacks.
Samantha Cole
4.15.19
true crime

The American Mafia Has Become an Unhinged Reality Show

The link between the killing of a Gambino mob boss and an apparently MAGA-loving QAnon suspect is part of a descent into postmodern chaos.
Alex Norcia
3.19.19
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
2.12.19
Chicago Police

Chicago police officers found not guilty of conspiring to cover up Laquan McDonald's death

They were accused of falsifying police reports after their colleague, Jason Van Dyke, fired 16 shots at the 17-year-old black teenager.
Tess Owen
1.17.19
Chicago

Chicago police department's "Code of Silence" goes on trial in Laquan McDonald cover-up

Public interest in the case exploded after Chicago released damning dash-cam video contradicting police claims.
Tess Owen
11.27.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

New Mexico Sheriff Still Very Pissed About the Solar Observatory Mystery

"I think it’s chicken shit the way the FBI handled it."
River Donaghey
9.18.18
nothing to see here

The New Mexico Solar Observatory Mysteriously Commandeered by the FBI Is Back in Business

It's never aliens.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.18.18
Alex Jones

Alex Jones and Infowars just got kicked off Twitter for good

Twitter said in a tweet that @infowars and @realalexjones had too long violated its “abusive behavior policy.” ​
Emma Ockerman
9.6.18
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