Put on your tin-foil hat, cover your webcam with a piece of tape, and wait for the imminent arrival of the lizard people because it’s time for some conspiracy theories. Over half of American adults believe in at least one wacky theory, but why are these absurd and complex ideas are so appealing?
‘Post-truth’ society provides the perfect conditions for dubious theories to flourish. But are some people more susceptible to conspiracy theories?
Ok, we've been sitting on this one for a while. What if someone told you that everything you believed was a lie. That down was up, up was down, the sky was green, the world was flat, and "Australia" was a British hoax to justify a genocide of their criminal population. Are you with us? That's good, because Stockholm resident Shelley Floryd has blown the top off this entire conspiracy.
Beyond cleaning up the web, Google wants to shore up its ad business and keep setting the rules for the open web, speculators say.
Why the White House press secretary kept talking about an obscure Obama official.
The NFL world had mixed responses to the news that former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez committed suicide on Wednesday morning. The convicted murderer hanged himself in jail, and though his former team — set to visit the White House on Wednesday — opted not to comment, those who played against him did on social media. One...
Good morning. We have that and more in Tuesday’s NBA newsletter. The best performance in the NBA on Monday night wasn't Kevin Love's 27 points on seven shots in a Cavaliers win over the Pacers in Game 2, nor was it Kawhi Leonard's 37 and 11 in a Spurs win over the Grizzlies. It was clearly Memphis coach David Fizdale's epic, righetous rant after the Grizzlies' loss. Check it out. (There's a transcript too if you can't listen right now.)
Last season, ahead of the first Clasico of the campaign, a refereeing scandal erupted after an unnamed linesman alleged he had been told to favour Real Madrid in the game.
Just after the election in 2016, Donald Trump made the claim that he’d have won the popular vote if not for the millions of “illegal” votes cast for Hillary Clinton. I wrote about this. It included my questioning of the person responsible for making the original claim, Gregg Phillips. Five months after making such absurd claims and saying it was “verified” (those tweets no longer | Read More