Reflecting on "James", the Reddit user whose theory got out of control

Our interview with the man who kicked off a conspiracy theory ended with a call from the police, a lot of discussion, and time for us to reflect.


This week Webworm saw its biggest ever newsletter — in both length, and reach. You got it first, because you’re a subscriber (thanks!)

The story about the origin of New Zealand’s latest COVID-19 conspiracy went far and wide, and because it was posted and re-shared by you, it was read by over 75,000 unique individuals. Then the media picked it up, too.

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