Conspiracy Theories

One small step at a time, the alternative medicine industry is radicalising people

The alternative medicine industry has built up an ecosystem that efficiently radicalises its devotees into extreme positions

Facebook’s efforts to curb QAnon and anti-vax conspiracies are too little, and much too late

Facebook's bans on anti-vax adverts and QAnon groups fail to deal with how misinformation really spreads on their platform

The Curse of Monster Island: a four year experiment in unmoderated free speech

A forum for unmoderated free speech quickly became a place to showcase the worst aspects of human nature, with grim consequences.

An unhealthy dose of viral conspiracy

As conspiracy theories flood social media and users struggle to tell fact from fiction, we need to find better ways to stop misinformation from spreading.

Coronavirus, conspiracy, challenges and compassion

Our new editor Michael Marshall talks about the challenge of countering coronavirus misinformation and conspiracy theory, and why compassion is such an important aspect of skepticism.

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