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Once Again, Google Promoted Disinformation and Propaganda After a Mass Shooting

As authorities named Devin Patrick Kelley as the shooter in a horrifying massacre in Sutherland Springs, Texas which resulted in at least 26 deaths on Sunday, Google once again served up misinformation and posts from conspiracy theorists at the top of search results for his name. Read More >>

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People Keep Finding Coins in Their MacBooks and Nobody Knows Why

Look, I love my Macbook, but Apple’s products are often (rightly) criticised for being too expensive. We finally have an explanation for the huge price gouge customers have come to expect: they’re made with literal money! Read More >>

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Facebook Stops September 11th Anniversary From Trending Due to Hoax Story

Facebook’s trending news module is making headlines again, and this time it’s for propping up 9/11 truther nonsense as “news.” Instead of simply removing the offending article, however, the platform has now dropped the trending topic—broadly titled “September 11th Anniversary”—altogether. Read More >>

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Scientists Invite Conspiracy Theorists to Check Out Alleged Mind-Controlling Weather Machine

For decades, tin foil fashionistas have attributed a number of sinister happenings to the atmospheric research programme known as HAARP, including hurricanes, earthquakes and even the destruction of the Space Shuttle Columbia. After this week, however, it will be a lot harder to entertain those claims: On Saturday, the supposed weather-altering secret weapon is holding an open house. Read More >>

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People Thought Edward Snowden Was Dead Because of a Tweet

After NSA whistleblower and millennial sex symbol Edward Snowden tweeted a mysterious string of characters on Friday afternoon, conspiracy theorists and concerned fans feared he might be dead when Sputnik, a Russian news site, reported the now-deleted code might be a “dead man’s switch”, which is apparently something Snowden could have set up “if he did not check in to the computer at a certain time”, according to Inquisitr. Read More >>

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This Candidate for US President Claims He’s Travelled Through Time

If the current frontrunners in this year’s presidential race just don’t appeal to people, perhaps they would like to really think outside the box. Seattle lawyer Andrew Basiago is also running for president, as an independent. And he cites his extensive experience travelling through time as one of his strongest qualifications for office. Read More >>

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Truthers Think Gravity Waves Are a Hoax to Convince Us the World Is Round

Not one week after physicists confirmed the existence of gravitational waves, the conspiracy theorists are out in force, shouting to the heavens that the “breakthrough” was a lie invented by fame-hungry scientists, supported by money-hungry institutions, and regurgitated by the traffic-hungry news media. Read More >>

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Conspiracy Theorists Think Zika is a Biological Weapon

It hasn’t even been a week since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Zika virus a global emergency, and already the conspiracy theories are piling up. Of course they are. A pandemic that’s sparked an abortion rights dystopia and legit discussion of genetic warfare? The Rockefeller family must be involved. Read More >>

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The US Government is Being Sued for Losing a Critical JFK Assassination Film

The Zapruder film may be the most famous footage taken of the Kennedy assassination, but it’s not the only one. The “Nix Film” may be lesser known, but it’s no less important. It has been missing for decades, so the granddaughter of the photographer who captured the film is now suing the US government. She wants the tape returned, or be paid $10/£6.6 million. Read More >>

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Researchers Have Finally Disproved a Conspiracy Theory About This Famous Lee Harvey Oswald Photo

There’s a lot of speculation about who really killed President John F. Kennedy. Was it the Cubans? The mafia? The CIA? Or was it a lone gunman named Lee Harvey Oswald? And if Oswald was just a patsy, as he claimed before he himself was killed, could his most famous image be a fake? Researchers have now shown through 3D modeling that the photo is almost certainly real. Read More >>

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These Pluto Truthers Insist NASA Images are Fake

It wouldn’t be a monumental achievement in human history without some truthers on the internet calling it fake. And NASA’s historic Pluto flyby is no different. The conspiracy theory crowd has descended on the event as their too-good-to-be-true choice this week. Wake up sheeple! Pluto is just a dog at Disneyland! Read More >>

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12 of the Most Bizarre Flight MH370 Conspiracy Theories

It's a terrifying thought that even in a world rattled by 9/11, planes can still vanish without a trace, like Malaysia Airlines' flight MH370 did nearly a fortnight ago now. As is its wont, the internet has been in overdrive speculating as to what may, or may not, have happened. Even Courtney Love is claiming that she may have found the missing plane. Read More >>

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Reason for Conspiracy? Five Mysterious Details From JFK’s Autopsy

It goes without saying that, for the past 50 years, there's been a bevy of confusion surrounding the events of JFK's assassination. Much of it has stemmed from inconsistencies in his medical records, which have long been employed to justify errant conspiracy theories putting responsibility for the fatal shot in the hands of everyone from Fidel Castro to Lyndon B. Johnson. Read More >>

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Can Good Design Make Even Conspiracy Theories Seem Believable?

Grab your tinfoil hats, sheeple. It's been fifty years since US President John F. Kennedy Jr. was assassinated on that fateful day in Dallas, and it's still nearly impossible to discuss the event without some mention of conspiracy, cover-ups, government intrigue, multiple shooters, UFO affiliations, and more. Read More >>