conspiracy-theories

The Real Flat-Earth Conspiracy Is Selling Overpriced T-Shirts

The Netflix documentary Behind the Curve is a touchingly empathetic look at people obsessed with “Flat Earth” theories, which reject the widespread consensus that the Earth is…

Fan Theories of Political Reality Are Going to Get People Killed

Even if you remember something of the chaos that followed 2013’s Boston Marathon Bombing, the name Sunil Tripathi may not ring a bell. Before authorities…

This QAnon Guy Helped Solve a Murder by Knowing a Random Car Part

Susan Rainwater was biking down a highway in Washington State when she was struck from behind by a motorist and killed. The driver sped off,…

What It Means That the Far Right Sees Pedophiles Everywhere

Estimating the true rate of pedophilia is tricky for a host of reasons, but there’s no cause to believe it’s high: Our best figures hold…