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Logan Paul simply offered your youngsters to recognized conspiracy theorists Alex Jones

Because there aren’t enough things in the world to worry about, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones made his return to YouTube on Wednesday courtesy of Logan Paul and his Impaulsive podcast.  For over two hours, Jones held court, talking about he loves being a “super-villain” and declaring his innocence in regards to the Sandy Hook conspiracies....CONTINUE READING

YouTube begins to fact-check seek effects

YouTube is dealing another blow to conspiracy theorists and disinformation peddlers.  The video platform has started rolling out text prompts, known as “information panels,” that provide fact checks when users search certain terms or phrases. The feature is currently being rolled out to a limited number of users in India, one country in particular where...CONTINUE READING

Denver airport leans into conspiracy theories with elaborate gargoyle prank

The Denver International Airport is elaborately trolling travelers once again — this time with an animated gargoyle statue. Over the years, the airport, which many people know of because of all the wild conspiracy theories surrounding it, has done a truly impressive job of embracing the chaos.  For its latest prank, the airport installed a talking...CONTINUE READING

YouTube guarantees to prevent recommending flat Earth and 9/11 truther movies

Even without Alex Jones, harmful conspiracy theory videos were running rampant on YouTube. Now, the company says it’s going to take action. In a blog post published on Friday, YouTube said it would be making changes to its recommendations algorithm to explicitly deal with conspiracy theory videos. The company says the update will reduce the...CONTINUE READING

Study: Twitter isn’t doing enough to combat ‘fake news’

Almost two years since the 2016 presidential election, misinformation campaigns are still running rampant on social media. Now, a new study claims that things are looking especially grim on Twitter. A study by the Knight Foundation published Thursday found that “more than 80 percent” of Twitter accounts that were involved in spreading disinformation and falsehoods...CONTINUE READING

How Donald Trump drained the fun out of conspiracy theories

A lot of unexpected things have changed since Trump took office. But one of the oddest evolutions has been the mutation of the conspiracy theory.  The corners of the internet where conspiracies flourish have always contained a weird mix of light and dark. They were places where one could laugh at some of the far...CONTINUE READING

Why some baby boomers are eating up the QAnon conspiracy

QAnon — an all-encompassing right-wing conspiracy theory about everything from the JFK assassination to pedophile rings based on the vague writings of an anonymous internet poster — has now fully broken into the mainstream, thanks mostly to the alarming number of Trump supporters who showed up to the President’s most recent rallies decked out in...CONTINUE READING

The internet mocks Alex Jones’ conspiracy theory with #SecondCivilWarLetters

Where will you be on the Fourth of July?  Alex Jones thinks Americans will be fighting in a vicious battle over avocados and soy milk. The often disgraced conspiracy theorist and self-proclaimed “performance artist” claimed that Democrats are planning to launch a civil war on Independence Day in a tweet on Monday.  SEE ALSO: 9...CONTINUE READING

Amazon Alexa spouts conspiracy theory when asked about chemtrails

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