In my analysis of 12,000 Telegram comments posted after the October 7 Hamas attack, I found commenters talking about the two wars as part of the same antisemitic plots.
The answers lie in early human evolution.
Naomi Klein uses her frequent confusion with ‘doppelganger’ Naomi Wolf to spark an exploration of doubles, mirror-worlds, and the gulf between left and right.
You’re not allowed to visit the part of Nevada known as Area 51. That’s because it’s a top-secret government facility. But the secrecy has to do with spy planes, not space aliens.
Conspiracy theories may be baseless, but they can have a range of harmful real-world consequences, including spreading lies, undermining trust in media and government and inciting violence.
A controversial low-budget Indian feature film about a discredited anti-Muslim conspiracy theory has been causing a political storm, going all the way to India’s Supreme Court.
Some people incorrectly say the Moon landings didn’t happen. But the evidence – and logic – isn’t on their side.
While UFO videos might seem compelling, they’re rarely backed up with evidence. A sociologist explains why claims of alien life gain traction through both social and mass media every few years.
Studies show, though, that voters don’t like all that nastiness.
Waters’ hard and unyielding approach to modern politics has resulted in longstanding elements of his stagecraft becoming contentious.
Fewer and fewer people believe man-made climate change is a hoax.
A former intelligence official claims the US government has retrieved multiple craft of non-human origin, along with the occupants’ bodies.
To adequately prepare for the next pandemic, we need to understand where people’s spirituality and science scepticism overlap – and why.
COVID truthers use four enticing promises to gain a loyal following.
In an age of antibiotics and scientific reason, we like to think we’re more rational than our forebears. But the early history of conspiracy theories suggests some behaviours persist through time.
We’ve spent ages learning about the people who think they’ve come from another planet, so you don’t have to.
A big reason the idea is gaining momentum globally is that the benefits for the health of individuals, communities and the environment are clear and almost immediate.
Mark Zuckerberg says he wants the world to be more “open and connected”, but his decision to block archiving the company’s social media content argues otherwise.
It’s about designing cities that prioritise people not cars.
A new book examining New Zealand’s extreme and alt-right movements tackles an important issue. But it could have defined its terms better and provided more evidence for its claims.