Conspiracy Theories

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….







An art installation  and talk by Bonnie Camplin at the South London Gallery examined the notorious Military Industrial Complex and brings in a plethora of conspiracy theories along the way: This live work…




A Banned Segment from Saturday Night Live… Robert Smigel’s animated short film “Conspiracy Theory Rock”, part of a March 1998 “TV Funhouse” segment, was removed from all subsequent airings of the Saturday…









Peter McGuire reports for the Irish Times on a recent experiment in which scientists deliberately made false claims on social media sites to find out how easy it is to dupe people into…



Sander van der Linden, Ph.D., a social psychologist in the Department of Psychology at Princeton University, explains why exposure to popular conspiracy theories can make you less “pro-social” (whatever that means) at…





It’s silly season (a/k/a summer) and Mental Floss has decided to celebrate with a video about 22 bizarre conspiracy theories. They’re not really that bizarre (the usual fare: illuminati, reptilians, Skull &…