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How to Have a Conversation With a Conspiracy Theorist Without Losing Your Mind

The moon landing was faked, #PizzaGate, September 11th was an inside job, Vince Foster was murdered by the Clintons to cover up Whitewater, the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax—the list of American conspiracy theories is long and bizarre, and it is only going to get longer after the upheaval in the Capitol Building…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Communicate with COVID Conspiracy Theorists, According to John Oliver

Thanks in no small part to COVID-19, we have found ourselves in a golden age of conspiracy theories. With so much still unknown about the novel coronavirus, whenever we add a piece to the pandemic puzzle through evidence-based medicine and research—especially if the new information contradicts our earlier thinking—…Read more… Continue Reading at

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Conspiracy Bot Shows That Computers Can Be as Gullible as Humans 

Computers believe in conspiracy theories now. The New Inquiry’s Francis Tseng trained a bot to recognize patterns in photos and draw links between similar pictures, forming the kind of conspiracy-theory diagram seen in the last act of a Homeland episode or the front page of Reddit. It’s a cute trick that reminds us…Read more… Continue […]

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What We Learned From the Pizzagate Shooter’s Latest Court Docs

On Tuesday, prosecutors and defense lawyers submitted memoranda ahead of the June 22nd sentencing of Pizzagate gunman Edgar Welch, who pled guilty to weapons charges after firing a rifle inside a DC pizza restaurant last year. With fewer facts to work with, Welch was previously portrayed as either the manifestation of…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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