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China’s Internet Catnip

Posted April 16th, 2012 at 1:13 pm (UTC-4)
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Sex, Politics, Murder and the Web Doug Bernard | Washington DC In other times, the political excommunication of former Chinese rising star Bo Xilai would have been a relatively simple affair. Bo, the party boss of Chongqing, had for years built himself firm control over what happened in his province, along the way winning something […]

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The Conspiracy Factory

Posted April 4th, 2011 at 5:39 pm (UTC-4)
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“Conspiracy theory is pornography for lazy researchers.” – Chip Berlet

The Electronic Rumor Mill

Posted August 23rd, 2010 at 11:51 pm (UTC-4)
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The false rumor that President Barack Obama is Muslim has been getting a lot of attention recently, fueled in part by a new poll suggesting a growing number of Americans believe it to be true. The rumor itself isn’t new – it’s been around since before Mr. Obama began his run for the Presidency. But […]

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