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Michael Marshall is the project director of the Good Thinking Society and president of the Merseyside Skeptics Society. He is the co-host of the long-running Skeptics with a K podcast, interviews proponents of pseudoscience on the Be Reasonable podcast, has given skeptical talks all around the world, and has lectured at several universities on the role of PR in the media. He has been the Editor of The Skeptic since August 2020.

Inside the White Rose: the extremist groups looking to capitalise on Covid paranoia

Seizing on people's pandemic fears, extremist groups are trying to radicalise White Rose members with health misinformation, holocaust denial, and white supremacist propaganda

Inside the White Rose: from stickers and graffiti to an online Covid conspiracy ecosystem

In part two of this investigation into the White Rose graffiti movement, we take a look at how members get pulled in to a conspiracy network on Telegram, and some of the confusing and bizarre claims that get shared there

The Society of Homeopaths, and the issues with regulating healthcare in the UK

The Society of Homeopaths are no longer accredited by the PSA, after the authorities new Standards require benefit to be weighted against risk

Inside the White Rose: The Covid conspiracy graffiti group operating on your doorstep

Throughout the pandemic, the White Rose movement has been growing, plastering towns with Covid conspiracy propaganda stickers

Jordan Peterson is wrong: medical error is absolutely not the ‘third leading cause of death’

Peterson's claim that "medicine kills more people than it helps" is the latest in a long line of demonstrably false claims - yet his fans continue to hang off his every word

Our guide to the pseudoscience promoters aiming to be the next mayor of London

From a former faith healer, to a climate change denier, to the man who premiered Plandemic - the conspiracy-minded voter is spoilt for choice in the London mayoral election

The conspiracy theorists who believe ‘traditional masculinity’ is under deliberate, strategic attack

Is there really a plan to end Western society by destroying traditional masculinity, or are these beliefs just old prejudices in modern dress?

Encouraging patients to question their vaccine eligibility will cause more harm than good

As the vaccine rollout continues at pace, it's vital that messaging to patients remains clear: if you're invited for a vaccine, please take it

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