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to hack, or not to hack, or when you have the means but not the motive
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to hack, or not to hack, or when you have the means but not the motive

WikiLeaks and pro-Kremlin trolls are charging the CIA with hacking the DNC to rig the election for Trump so they can... keep Trump from winning?

great battles of crank magnetism: flat earth vs. pizzagate
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great battles of crank magnetism: flat earth vs. pizzagate

Pizzagaters and Flat Earthers were bound to share adherents by the rules of crank magnetism. That doesn't mean they're happy about it.

ok, maybe we should laugh a little less at david icke’s alien lizards…
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ok, maybe we should laugh a little less at david icke’s alien lizards…

Skeptical blogger Marlon Solomon lays out a persuasive case that we missed a toxic neo-Nazi ideology hiding under Icke's veneer of immortal alien reptilians.

who fact checks the fact checkers?
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who fact checks the fact checkers?

The Daily Mail, an infamously fact-averse tabloid, decided to fire a preemptive shot against Snopes by smearing its founders and screaming bias.

does tough love really subdue real world conspiracy theories?
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does tough love really subdue real world conspiracy theories?

A new experiment shows that ridicule as almost as effective as debunking when it comes to dissuading people from falling for conspiracy theories.

a tale of two conspiracies, or why russian trolls ain’t nuthin’ to take lightly
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a tale of two conspiracies, or why russian trolls ain’t nuthin’ to take lightly

Welcome to 2016 where the news is made up, reality doesn't matter, and conspiracies suddenly start making sense.

pizzagate and our brand new social media conspiracy factories
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pizzagate and our brand new social media conspiracy factories

We figured out the recipe for conspiracy theorists. And, unwittingly, so has social media...

pizzagate: fake news, real consequences
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pizzagate: fake news, real consequences

Right wing conspiracists weaponized partisan politics and concern about children into a toxic theory that's spilling out into the real world.

when your conspiracy has too many villains
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when your conspiracy has too many villains

To keep their jobs, climate change denialists erected a conspiracy theory that's buckling under its own weight.

what alex jones really fears: experts
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what alex jones really fears: experts

Alex Jones' deepest, darkest fear isn't reptilian aliens. It's experts and wonks with who cramp his and his fans' style.

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