conspiracy theories

News

Bob Dylan Died 11 Years Ago, According to Siri

Ask how old the (extremely alive) singer-songwriter is, and Apple's virtual assistant will tell you he passed on April 24, 2008, at age 66.
Drew Schwartz
5 days ago
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
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
Social Media

Trump Is Having a Troll Party at the White House. Here's Who's Coming.

The White House invited right-wing provocateurs and fake news peddlers to its social media summit.
Tess Owen
David Uberti
7.11.19
conspiracy theories

The Epstein Scandal Is Giving QAnon Everything Pizzagate Couldn't

The accusations are fueling the community's baseless theory that liberal elites are running a child sex trafficking ring.
Tess Owen
7.10.19
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
5.10.19
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
5.8.19
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
politics

Mike Gravel, the Online Left-Wing Sensation, Is Also a 9/11 Truther

"There's no question in my mind that 9/11 was an inside job," the 88-year-old said on a conspiracy theorist's radio show in 2016.
Harry Cheadle
3.21.19
qanon

Suspect in killing of New York mob boss flashed “MAGA forever” and QAnon slogans in court

He reportedly attempted to make a citizen's arrest of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio after reading QAnon literature.
Tess Owen
3.19.19
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