In the past few months we’ve heard some pretty wild and sinister claims about the coronavirus pandemic. 5G towers are spreading COVID-19. China deliberately concocted COVID-19 in a lab. Bill Gates is planning to use an eventual coronavirus vaccine to plant microchips in us all. Mandatory face masks are part of a ‘deep state’ plot… Continue reading Coronavirus conspiracy theories are heating up, but is the internet really the enemy?
Crumbs. We really are living in a culture of conspiracy right now. After recently covering the rise of fake news and how it’s fuelled a ton of conspiracy theories, I’ve just been learning about a new one: QAnon. Well, not that new. It shot to fame at the end of 2017 but is still going… Continue reading QAnon and Hillary Clinton’s secret paedophile ring
No wonder so many people believe in conspiracy theories. The world is literally boiling over with lies. In the last few years especially, the line between “conspiracy theory” and “fake news” has grown ever fuzzier. Many of the latest conspiracy theories originate from fake news stories that end up spreading virally via the internet and… Continue reading The world’s most notorious fake news — from Rameses the Great to the German Corpse Factory to Trump and Brexit
Donald Trump spent much of his election campaign propagating conspiracy theories. Now he’s right in the middle of one. A big one. Hot off the press, ink still wet, is a theory that Trump fired FBI director James Comey because Comey was on the verge of unveiling a deep well of secrets about how America’s… Continue reading Trump fired Comey to cover up Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election
Good evening Earth. This week I’m talking about a popular conspiracy theory that President-elect Trump was assassinated by a coalition of Western governments before he could destroy Mexico’s economy, give guns to toddlers, and nuke the Middle East. Wait—what? There’s no such conspiracy theory, you say? President-elect Trump hasn’t been assassinated? Ah, okay. Sorry, must’ve… Continue reading Commercial fiction vs literary fiction + story updates
Is Hillary Clinton dead? Rumour has it she’s kicked the bucket and been replaced by a body double... The internet loves a conspiracy theory. Hillary Clinton has faced accusations about her health throughout her presidential campaign, mainly fuelled by her opponent, Donald Trump (who claims to be in perfect health despite his large size and… Continue reading The truth about Hillary Clinton’s body double