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“I do try to think more critically!”: The Parapod’s Barry Dodds on his belief in the paranormal

With the Parapod movie out now on general release, Brian Eggo sat down to talk ghosts and ghouls with the film's resident believer, Barry Dodds

The BBC’s ‘Sickness and Lies’ adds to the stigma disabled and chronically ill people experience

A BBC documentary on whether chronic illness influencers were 'faking it' only served to heap more judgement and stigma onto disabled and chronically ill people

Behind the slick production values of “The Reason I Jump”, lies Facilitated Communication

The documentary "The Reason I Jump" claims to offer insight into the inner lives of autistic people, but it is based on a pseudoscientific communication technique

Netflix’s Seaspiracy, and how to spot misinformation in glossy documentaries

Seaspiracy is just the latest example of a documentary using style and glossy production to hide the fact that it's peddling misinformation

When shows like Pod Save America run pseudoscience ads, they undermine their credibility

Podcast hosts have a real intimacy with their listeners - that trust is eroded when they advertise snake oil supplements and pseudoscience

The Outbrain drain: why newspaper sites have run thousands of scam ads

The news media is in an income crisis, but the solution cannot be for newspapers to lend their reputations to scams and fakers

Time Team’s archaeologists showed us how experts can ruthlessly unpick a hoax

Channel 4's archaeology show Time Team's quiet destruction of a would-be hoaxer was a glorious illustration of the power of calm, patient expertise

From scam product ads to conspiracy theories, misinformation always adapts to survive

The techniques developed by affiliate marketers to spread scam products mirrors the way in which conspiracy theories nimbly adapt to spread misinformation

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