To some, he is “Ron DeSoros,” a puppet of the Democratic megadonor George Soros. To others, he is “Ron DeSatan,” a vaccine-supporting evildoer. And to still others, he is “Ron […]
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In the U.S., His Site Has Been Linked to Massacres. In Japan, He’s a Star.
In 2004, 2chan went mainstream with the publication of “Train Man,” a collection of posts from the board that purportedly showed how users had helped a hapless nerd woo the […]
Ahead of Midterms, Disinformation Is Even More Intractable
Ahead of the midterm elections, the proliferation of alternative social media sites has helped cement false and misleading information as a defining feature of American politics. Read More
Food Supply Disruption Is Another Front for Russian Falsehoods
When the Dutch government announced plans in June to reduce certain greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 70 percent, farmers erupted in protest, saying the move would in effect, […]
Google blocks Truth Social from the Play Store — Will Apple be next?
Google’s decision to block the Truth Social app’s launch on the Play Store over content moderation issues raises the question as to why Apple hasn’t taken similar action over the […]
Meta just erased a Proud Boys network stealthily organizing on Facebook and Instagram
It’s been almost four years since the Proud Boys were banned from Facebook, but apparently its members are still trying to claw their way back onto the social network after […]
QAnon Candidates Aren’t Thriving, but Some of Their Ideas Are
PRESCOTT, Ariz. — Pamphlets, buttons and American flags cluttered booth after booth for political candidates at a conference center in Prescott, Ariz., this month. But the table for Ron Watkins, […]
Do You Know Someone Who Believes in Conspiracy Theories? We Want to Hear About It.
Conspiracy theories have become an increasingly common problem in the United States. From the QAnon movement to misinformation about Covid-19 vaccines, many Americans have accepted ideas that are not backed […]
Qanon in America: 41 Million Believe in the Conspiracy Theory, a Survey Finds
Two decades ago, Wikipedia arrived on the scene as a quirky online project that aimed to crowdsource and document all of human knowledge and history in real time. Skeptics worried […]