Alex Kasprak

Alex Kasprak is a science writer and journalist whose work has been featured in The Atlantic, Motherboard, New Scientist, and other venues. Prior to joining Snopes, he was a staff science writer at BuzzFeed and a science communicator at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He has master's degrees in geological sciences from Brown University and in science writing from Johns Hopkins University. He once found the world’s first Iberian phytosaur fossil, if you are into that kind of thing.

Did the Proud Boys Disparage Trump as His Presidency Ended?
  • 21 January 2021
Members of Proud Boy Telegram channels feel betrayed.
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How To Interpret That ‘1 in 8 Recovered COVID Patients Die’ Study
  • 21 January 2021
The study, which has not yet been peer-reviewed, has troubling implications. But headlines focusing solely...
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Did COVID-19 Vaccination Cause Dr. Gregory Michael’s Death?
  • 20 January 2021
A 56-year-old Florida doctor died from a severe blood disorder 16 days after receiving the...
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Did a COVID Vaccine Candidate Produce False Positives for HIV?
  • 19 January 2021
The effort was the first COVID-19 vaccine candidate to be abandoned.
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Did Researchers Warn Certain COVID-19 Vaccines Could Increase HIV Risk?
  • 19 January 2021
Researchers have warned that a certain form of COVID-19 vaccine could potentially increase the risk...
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Can You Opt Out of Having WhatsApp ‘Use’ Your Photos and Private Posts?
  • 18 January 2021
A new controversy reignited an ancient meme.
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Michigan Lockdown Protesters at DC Riot Are in Denial About Its Cause
  • 17 January 2021
You may remember some of these organizers from the anti-COVID-lockdown “Operation Gridlock” protests in Michigan...
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Can an iPhone 12 Disable Pacemakers or Other Cardiac Devices?
  • 17 January 2021
Researchers published a paper investigating the possibility that the iPhone 12's magnetic field could affect...
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Did 23 People In Norway Die After Receiving COVID Vaccine?
  • 17 January 2021
A death following vaccination is not necessarily evidence that the vaccination caused the death.
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Did a Man Suffer Organ Failure After Injecting Psychedelic Mushrooms?
  • 17 January 2021
The hallucinogenic drug typically enters the body as a food or drink.
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Did Members of Congress Provide ‘Reconnaissance Tours’ Before Capitol Riots?
  • 13 January 2021
New Jersey Representative Mikie Sherrill made the assertion on a Facebook Live broadcast and has...
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Did Sheryl Sandberg Suggest US Capitol Riot Was Not Organized on Facebook?
  • 12 January 2021
The Facebook executive pointed to Facebook's "abilities to stop hate," "standards," and "transparency."
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