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3 items tagged “conspiracy”


One academic who interviewed attendees of a flat-earth convention found that, almost to a person, they’d discovered the subculture via YouTube recommendations.

YouTube’s Plot to Silence Conspiracy Theories # 20th September 2020, 1:27 am

Why Your Christian Friends and Family Members Are So Easily Fooled by Conspiracy Theories (via) I think the title undersells this: this is a really great piece of writing on conspiracy theories, why people fall for them and why it’s so hard to dig people back out again—regardless of any particular religion, despite being written for a Christian audience. # 31st July 2020, 6:28 pm


Is Facebook Really Censoring Search When It Suits Them? Apparently MoveOn’s group “Petition: Facebook, stop invading my privacy!” stopped showing up in search results for “privacy”—the search claimed 17 results but suspiciously only showed 16. # 23rd November 2007, 7:50 am