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Dallas

‘I Can’t Wait for the Shooting to Start’: Texas Man Threatens Doctor Over Vaccine Advocacy

A North Texas man who allegedly threatened a prominent doctor over her support for COVID-19 vaccines has been charged in…

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Movie/review

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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USA

Faceoff against Facebook: Stopping the flow of misinformation

When David Pogue interviewed Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in 2005, the company was just getting off the ground. “We’ve gone…

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USA

Alex Jones loses defamation lawsuits over Sandy Hook ‘hoax’ claims

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was found liable for damages in three lawsuits filed by parents of Sandy Hook shooting victims…

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Health

Will ‘Dr. Disinformation’ Ever Face the Music?

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

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Health

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

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

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Technology

‘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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Los Angeles

Santa Barbara man confessed to killing his kids with spear gun, cited QAnon theories, FBI says

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (KABC) — The owner of a surfing school in Santa Barbara confessed to using a spearfishing gun…

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Movie/review

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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