Conspiracy Theories

Could Hillary Clinton’s commitment to opening the (X?) files on Area 51 appeal to enough conspiracy theorists that it swings the presidential election for her? George Johnson speculates for the New York…



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…






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.









France is set to outlaw Conspiracy theories per Voltaire Network. Thereby, as one commenter said, confirming there is, indeed, a conspiracy: At the request of President François Hollande, the French Socialist Party has published a note…


Disinfonauts probably know about the Black Knight satellite controversy (if you don’t, check out these stories), but have you seen Pepsi’s new short film “Black Knight Decoded”? Once again Madison Avenue has…





Here’s one of those mainstream media pieces (from Politico) that uses the term “conspiracy theorist” to besmirch a politician who threatens the establishment: Bernie Sanders is the most prominent conspiracy theorist in…


The reptilians have invaded Motherboard: According to a 2013 poll, as many as 12 million Americans believe in the possibility that reptilian overlords rule our country—that’s intergalactic, shape-shifting lizards in Congress and on TV….