Do the conspiracy theorists who push the most shocking narratives circulating online really believe them?
'We’ve had people tracking their bags when airlines can’t find them. Now here’s something new: a passenger tracking an item she left on a plane – to an airport employee’s home.'
'Toward the end of 2022, 8.8 million people watched a TikTok in which a young woman warned viewers: “Stop sleeping on your stomach/side or your face will droop.” One tweeted response to the video later earned more than 6,000 likes. It reads: “[It’s] terrifying that the anti-aging industry has wormed its way into younger and younger audiences. Teenage girls shouldn’t have to feel constantly terrified that everything they do is causing their face to look older.”'
Tate’s views may appeal to teenagers, but he is currently detained, awaiting trial for rape and human trafficking. He denies all allegations, and has pledged $100m (£85m) to start a charity in his will for men faced with false accusations.
Tate was banned from Twitter for saying women should “bear responsibility” for being raped.
On the new episode of the Apple TV show, she spoke about how her weight “would constantly fluctuate,” since she was on different medications due to her lupus, an inflammatory disease that affects the immune system. She then noted that as those changes were going on, people were quick to make comments about her body.
In recent years, people around the world have lost hundreds of millions of dollars to online romance scams.
One of the most lucrative of these, being run by criminal gangs across South East Asia, is called the “pig butchering romance scam”.
The scammers refer to their victims as pigs, whom they fatten up to be "butchered" - or conned, out of as much money as possible.