His sudden rise on the platforms became embarassing proof of their distinterested enforcement of anti-misinformation policies. But Facebook finally took action yesterday, with Google following suit today. He's still ranting away happily on Twitter.
The first conspiracy theory wormhole I really remember falling down was the one about Andrew WK being replaced by an actor, either because of contractual disagreements, or the Illuminati, or something more insidious, depending on who you ask. It was the commitment to the verisimilitude of the fiction that really drew me in. I enjoy… READ THE REST
Jitarth Jadeja is an Australian who spent some time living in the US, and regretfully spent two years of his life down the QAnon wormhole. Once Jadeja found QAnon he was quickly sucked in. He would spend time on websites that aggregated posts supposedly from Q, which often first appear on darker corners of the… READ THE REST
According to Daily Beast, this ad ran online from Sept. 29 and 30, warning that a Biden presidency might mean that cancel culture will come down on the poor, innocent conspiracy theorists. It's like that famous poem said: "First the Radical Liberal Democrat Socialist Anarchists Funded By George Soros came for the conspiracy theorists, and… READ THE REST
Our pandemic-plagued 2020 didn't just change our daily routines and patterns. It also accelerated new trends that have been ramping up for years. For example, our time spent consuming digital content skyrocketed last year. Most U.S. adults engage with almost 8 hours of digital media every day, a 15 percent increase over 2019. During those… READ THE REST
The old days of '50s monster movie-level effects are over. And don't think you'll be graded on a curve just because you're shooting on an iPhone. If you want to shoot the Avengers: Endgame of TikTok videos, you better have the visual imagery to back up your grand plans. Of course, Endgame needed over 2,500… READ THE REST
If you have a list of pet peeves, then drivers who don't signal are definitely on your list, and you're not the only one! It's also common courtesy for bike riders to give drivers behind them an idea when they're about to slow down or make a turn. Unfortunately, many cyclists don't give drivers a… READ THE REST