Tag: Disinfo Dispatch

Somehow the Guy Who Tried to Steal Arizona for Trump Is Now Broke

Unraveling viral disinformation and explaining where it came from, the harm it’s causing, and what we should do about it. Everyone thought the Cyber Ninjas were in it for the money. The Republican-controlled Arizona Senate picked the Florida-based company to run the sham recount of votes in Maricopa County earlier this year, despite their having […]

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The QAnon JFK Cult in Dallas Is Tearing Families Apart

Michael Brian Protzman, seen here in a video on his Telegram channel (Telegram/Negative48) Unraveling viral disinformation and explaining where it came from, the harm it’s causing, and what we should do about it. Katy Garner and her sister grew up in a small town in Arkansas and were always close. “We both were cheerleaders in […]

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FBI Raids Home of GOP Election Official Linked to QAnon’s Ron Watkins

In this June 30, 2020, file photo, Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters reads an update on the election in Grand Junction, Colo. (McKenzie Lange/The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel via AP, File) Unraveling viral disinformation and explaining where it came from, the harm it’s causing, and what we should do about it. The FBI has raided […]

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QAnon Surfer Accused of Killing His Own Kids May Mount Mental Health Defense

Unraveling viral disinformation and explaining where it came from, the harm it’s causing, and what we should do about it. Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Lawyers for the man accused of killing his own children with a spear gun because he was radicalized by QAnon conspiracy theories are […]

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Anti-Vaxxers Are Using Facebook to Spread Sovereign Citizen Conspiracies

People protest the Los Angeles Unified School District’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate, Tuesday, Oct 12, 2021.(Hans Gutknecht/MediaNews Group/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images) Unraveling viral disinformation and explaining where it came from, the harm it’s causing, and what we should do about it. Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. […]

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QAnon Is Becoming Even More Antisemitic

A man wearing a ‘Defund the Media’ QAnon shirt is seen at a “Stop the Steal” rally against the results of the U.S. Presidential election outside the Georgia State Capitol on November 18, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images) Unraveling viral disinformation and explaining where it came from, the harm it’s causing, and what […]

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Trump Recorded a Birthday Video for Capitol Rioter Ashli Babbitt

Twitter/JewishVoice // Maryland MVA/Courtesy of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office via AP Unraveling viral disinformation and explaining where it came from, the harm it’s causing, and what we should do about it. Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Former President Donald Trump recorded a video message praising Ashli Babbitt, the […]

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MAGA QAnon’s 2 Biggest Celebrities Are at War

Attorney Lin Wood (L), once a member of President Donald Trump’s legal team, speaks at a rally on Dec. 2, 2020, in Alpharetta, Ga. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R) speaks at a rally in Rome, Ga. on Aug. 7, 2021. (Photos: AP Photo/Ben Margot and Troy Stolt/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP) Unraveling viral disinformation and […]

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Trump Supporters Have Already Turned on the Cyber Ninjas

A supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump holds a sign at a ‘Stop the Steal’ protest as President-elect Joe Biden is declared the winner of the U.S. presidential election, in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S., on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. (Cheney Orr/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Unraveling viral disinformation and explaining where it came from, the harm it’s […]

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Watch a Beverly Hills Anti-Vaxxer Scream at School Kids Vaccines Are ‘Rape’

Unraveling viral disinformation and explaining where it came from, the harm it’s causing, and what we should do about it. Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. A group of militant anti-vaccine activists protested children walking to school in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, with one notorious anti-vaxxer screaming, “They’re trying […]

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The ‘Slap a Teacher’ TikTok Challenge Is a Hoax

Getty Images/Compassionate Eye Foundation/Robert Daly/OJO Images Unraveling viral disinformation and explaining where it came from, the harm it’s causing, and what we should do about it. Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Teacher associations, school districts, and law enforcement officials are so worried about a new viral TikTok challenge […]

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Facebook Knew Its Algorithm Fed QAnon Content to Users Within a Week

A protester yells inside the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Win McNamee/Getty Images) Unraveling viral disinformation and explaining where it came from, the harm it’s causing, and what we should do about it. Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Facebook knew its recommendation algorithm was […]

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Facebook Whistleblower Says Company Chooses ‘Profits Over Safety’ All The Time

Demonstrators swarm the U.S. Capitol building during a protest in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Unraveling viral disinformation and explaining where it came from, the harm it’s causing, and what we should do about it. Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up […]

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MAGA World Has Raised Nearly $2M for Marine Who Wants to ‘Bring the Whole Fucking System Down’

Unraveling viral disinformation and explaining where it came from, the harm it’s causing, and what we should do about it. Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. A Marine officer who called for his supporters to help him “bring the whole fucking system down” and who is now sitting in […]

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Instagram Is Still Promoting Eating Disorders and Unproven Diet Pills to Teens

Girls seen by the Black Sea, August 4 2021. Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS (Photo by Dmitry Feoktistov\TASS via Getty Images) Unraveling viral disinformation and explaining where it came from, the harm it’s causing, and what we should do about it. Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. On the day that Facebook […]

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QAnon Is Spreading a Fake Version of the Arizona Audit That Says Trump Won

PHOENIX, AZ – JANUARY 20: A supporter of President Trump holds a flag and gun outside the Arizona State Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Courtney Pedroza for the Washington Post) Unraveling viral disinformation and explaining where it came from, the harm it’s causing, and what we should do about it. Want the […]

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