How Instagram Became the Perfect Breeding Ground for Conspiracy Theories
The insular nature of the platform has allowed the angry and disaffected to find each other and bypass the gatekeepers of mainstream media.
Conspiracy of the Day: Your Memories of Pop Culture Are Fake and Created by Satanic Scientists
Changes to movie quotes, book titles, brand logos, and song lyrics are an entry point for believers of the Mandela Effect.
A Conspiracy Theorist's Guide to the Panama Papers
The biggest leak in history is a plot against Vladimir Putin, a CIA operation – and something that could expose the truth behind 9/11.
Why Hip-Hop Loves Conspiracy Theories
The rapper B.o.B. has announced he's convinced the world is flat. But questioning everything you've been told is part of the very fabric of hip-hop itself.
Elisa Lam Drowned in a Water Tank Three Years Ago, but the Obsession with Her Death Lives On
The 21-year-old's mysterious death at LA's notorious Cecil Hotel remains unsolved.
No, Eazy E Did Not Get HIV from a Tainted Acupuncture Needle
Frost's new conspiracy theory is straight outta his ass.
Deep Ass Questions
Nothing Was the Zayn: Why Did Zayn Malik Leave One Direction?
How People with Schizophrenia Use the Internet
Those suffering from delusions can find support groups online, but they can also come across shoddy information and scams that can trigger their conditions.
The Weird, Bipartisan Politics of The Anti-Vaccination Movement
While it might be easy to dismiss anti-vaxxers as another act in the Tea Party circus, the phenomenon is actually a rare instance where crazy crosses party lines.
The Mother Lode of UFO Files Has Finally Hit the Web
We spoke to Black Vault founder John Greenewald about his massive database of government documents, modern cover-ups, and Stanley Kubrick.
The Psychology and Economy of Conspiracy Theories
Why do people believe in conspiracy theories, and who's profiting from the industry they've created?
Taylor Swift is Handing Out Fat Cheques to Superfans to Pay for Their Student Loans
Have your debts become unmanageable? Try contacting your nearest pop star.