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Internet sleuths claim Brian Laundrie is hiding under flower bed at parents’ home

Internet sleuths are peddling a conspiracy theory that Brian Laundrie is hiding under a flower bed in his parents’ Florida…

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Health

Will ‘Dr. Disinformation’ Ever Face the Music?

Victoria Knight Earlier this month, Dr. Rashid Buttar posted on Twitter that covid-19 “was a planned operation” and shared an…

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Health

When Covid Deaths Are Dismissed or Stigmatized, Grief Is Mixed With Shame and Anger

[Editor’s note: This story contains language references that some readers may find offensive.] Months after Kyle Dixon died, his old…

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Health

French doctors demand protection from death threats at work

French doctors and scientists are calling on authorities to take action against the insults and threats — including death threats…

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Tech

‘Prebunking’ Health Misinformation Tropes Can Stop Their Spread

The scene comes into focus: A car is driving down a winding mountain road at night. Suddenly, the headlights flicker,…

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Entertainment

Biden’s COVID-19 Origins Report Leaves the Lab Leak on the Table

In November 2020, Metzl wrote to David Quammen, a foremost science journalist and author of the influential book Spillover: Animal…

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California dad murdered his toddler, infant over fears they had ‘serpent DNA’: FBI

A California man influenced by “QAnon and Illuminati conspiracy theories” confessed to killing his two young children with a spearfishing…

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Tech

How Memes Became Weapons in the Culture Wars

Internet memes seem harmless enough. A few pictures of cats with some grammatically incorrect text—what could go wrong? Well, memes…

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra fires flutist who spread conspiracy theories

A flutist for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra who was publicly rebuked for her conspiracy-laden social media posts has been fired…

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Business

QAnon has receded from social media — but it’s just hiding

On the face of it, you might think that the QAnon conspiracy has largely disappeared from big social media sites.…

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