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There’s a long tradition of disinfonauts taking issue with debunkers like Michael Shermer, so this one’s for you! Daniel Engber nails some holier-than-thou debunkers at the excellent FiveThirtyEight: In 2012, network scientist and…


Perhaps as good a sign as any that marijuana is pretty much as mainstream as tobacco is that hardly anyone in the US thinks about 4/20 as “International Lighting Up Time” anymore….


The most controversial film selected for this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, Vaxxed, will probably get more media attention than any other, which is a shame considering that Vaxxed isn’t actually going to premiere…





Just because you join a cult and possibly are subjected to brainwashing doesn’t necessarily mean you’re insane, according to a new study described at Pacific Standard: Cults are viewed as both sinister…







The unbelievably long US presidential election race has citizens of other countries scratching their heads and wondering why Americans are so angry. Let’s face it, Americans tend to have amazingly comfortable lives compared…







A group of Italian academics has published a rather serious paper in the journal “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America” focusing on how “misinformation” spreads online, a subject which I suspect disinfonauts have some experience with.




As the European Union continues to unravel, the continent is reverting to divisions that go back centuries. The refugee crisis has created a climate of anxiety and insecurity in Europe that has widened divisions…