White Van Kidnappers

White van rumors reappeared in France and Belgium during 2019. Their circulation is testified by folklorists since the nineties. Why urban legends kidnappers are always represented circulating in a white van, in theses French...

Rat Kings

April 1895. M. Mayer discovered a strange collection of rats, their tails intertwined and bound together. Dissimulated in a barn, their corpses were trapped in the ice. Surprised, M. Mayer decided to send the...

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Pheme and the fight against fake news

Facebook, Google and most recently the Décodex of the newspaper Le Monde are some of the projects being developed to try and fight rumors and false information. Launched on January 2013, project Pheme gathers researchers,...