1. Mick West

    YouTube's Changes Reduce Watch Time of Borderline Content and Harmful Misinformation by 70%

    The Four Rs of Responsibility, Part 2: Raising authoritative content and reducing borderline content and harmful misinformation Tuesday, December 3, 2019 ... So over the past couple of years, we've been working to raise authoritative voices on YouTube and reduce the spread of borderline content...
  2. Rory

    Unidentified "space vehicle"

    Recent flat earth hero JTolan has uploaded a video of the moon shot using an 830nm infrared filter, and happened to catch what he says "appears to be a space vehicle in orbit": Source: From 45 seconds he shows about 20 seconds of it moving across...
  3. Mick West

    YouTube adds Encyclopedia Britannica article on Contrails to "Chemtrail" Videos

    In a very positive move, You tube has added a link to the Encyclopedia Britannica article on Contrails to most of the videos that promote the "chemtrails" conspiracy theory. It's a great article to use as the initial excerpt directly addresses the most common misconceptions about contrails -...
  4. Mick West

    Alex Jones Deplatforming and Related Conspiracy Theories

    Since Alex Jones was banned from Facebook, YouTube, Apple, Google Podcast, Spotify. TuneIn, Spreaker, iHeartRadio, Audioboom, Pinterest, MailChimp, Stitcher, Disqus, Sprout Social, and LinkedIn, a variety of conspiracy theories are springing up to explain and/or exploit the situation. The...
  5. Mick West

    Perspective on the popularity of conspiracy theories.

    I was thinking about the popularity of conspiracy theories. You often see surveys that say things like "12% of the population believes in some 9/11 cover up (or chemtrails" There’s several quite popular YouTube personalities who make Flat Earth their focus. It’s not always clear if they...
  6. Whitebeard

    Martymer 81

    Dunno if any of you guys have come across Martymer 81 before, but he is one of my favourite youtube sceptical debunkers. He has produced a number of pretty good and informative videos on a number of subjects including... LOGICAL FALLACIES Source...
  7. derwoodii

    Debunked: Strange lights above Canberra: (Photoshop mistake)

    A spherical ball of light lit up the skies of the Australian Capital Territory before quickly disappearing into thin air. A video, originally uploaded to Reddit, shows a doughnut shaped orb appearing above Canberra during a storm on Sunday night, faintly backlit with a red and green glow. The...
  8. Trailblazer

    Identified: Chemtrails Project UK's "chemtrail plane" (Air France A340)

    The website Chemtrails Project UK has on its front page a slideshow of chemtrail bunk that includes a picture that is purported to show a "chemtrail plane": A reverse image search of that plane photo shows that it is a screenshot from a YouTube video, which also claims to show a chemtrail...
  9. Trailblazer

    Video of helicopter leaving "chemtrail"?

    This video allegedly shows a helicopter at fairly low altitude spraying some kind of "chemtrail": The trails appears to be associated with a small cumulus cloud, with the helicopter "dragging out" small puffs of cloud as it flies through the cloud, but the exact mechanism is a mystery to...
  10. Trailblazer

    Excellent video of vortices and aerodynamic contrails

    Hope this is OK to post here - it's quite a new video and one I hadn't seen before - a really good compilation of low-altitude vortices and aerodynamic contrails on take-off and landing. Look at 5:12 for a nice propeller contrail from a Flybe Dash 8 :)
  11. Gridlock

    Russian DashCam 'Explosion'

    Apologies, as ever, if the wrong place, but I couldn't help but feel you guys would like this; My Russkiy is russtiy, but could be anything from a fog-bound firework to a meteorite to a missile test? The timing of the brake lights in front suggests to me (on the face of it) this is an actual...
  12. Trailblazer

    "Black aerosol" spray over the Netherlands (contrail shadow at sunset)

    A section of this video (starting at 4:27) is doing the rounds on Facebook. eg What we are seeing here appears to be a contrail that is almost perfectly aligned with the low sun (which is apparently close to the horizon, hidden behind the building). The aircraft is heading towards the...
  13. Trailblazer

    Debunked: "The Snake" non-commercial chemtrail plane (China Eastern A330)

    Claim: this video shows a mystery non-commercial chemtrail plane flying over central Vancouver, not following any recognised flight path. Reality: it shows an Airbus A330 operated by China Eastern Airlines, on approach to Vancouver airport. The flight number is almost certainly MU597 from...
  14. Chew

    Very useful website - Youtube closed captioning to text file

    This website will download the closed captioning from a Youtube video and allow you to open it in Notepad and search the text. I just searched about 8 hours of video in 20 minutes looking for a quote I needed.