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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
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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
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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
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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
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Amazon Alexa spouts conspiracy theory when asked about chemtrails

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New conspiracies over YouTube shooting are dangerously built on a real threat

It’s been a few days since the shooting at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, California, but already a new level of shooter conspiracy theories has taken hold, including on YouTube’s own platform. It’s an issue that’s reared its head for YouTube in particular after a number of recent incidents, including the recent school shooting in...CONTINUE READING
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Former Blink-182 guitarist releases declassified UFO video, and it’s a weird one

Former Blink-182 guitarist Tom DeLonge really wants to know the truth about aliens. To that end, To the Stars Academy of the Arts and Sciences — the organization DeLonge leads — released a declassified military video on Friday of what they’re claiming is a UFO. The video, captured on a U.S. Navy F/A 18 Super...CONTINUE READING
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Hey, Pizzagaters: If you come at Chrissy Teigen, you best not miss

Chrissy Teigen is not here for your bullshit, especially if that bullshit involves suggesting she and her husband John Legend are involved in a pedophile ring involving their own daughter.  On Saturday, Teigen laid into a conspiracy theorist on Twitter that had tweeted out pictures of her daughter and insinuated that she and husband John...CONTINUE READING
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The best part about Chrissy Teigen’s peculiar LAX flight is this insane conspiracy theory

When Chrissy Teigen and John Legend (and a bunch of other people) boarded a plane to Tokyo from LA, they probably didn’t think they would get a bizarre flight pattern—and one not-so-convincing fugative theory. Their plane made an unexpected return to Los Angeles Airport on Thursday night and naturally, Teigen live-tweeted the events. But someone...CONTINUE READING
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