Mikael Thalen

Mikael Thalen is a tech and security reporter covering social media, data breaches, hackers, and more.

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‘Trump has passed away:’ Don Jr.’s X account appears to have been hacked

The account briefly took aim at President Joe Biden, North Korea, and even Logan Paul.

On Sep 20, 2023 by Mikael Thalen

Trump flag in protestor's hand at Jan 6 Capitol attack

Ray Epps, who Trump supporters claimed was a fed, charged over Jan. 6

Unsurprisingly, Trump supporters are still refusing to let go of their conspiracy theory.

On Sep 19, 2023 by Mikael Thalen

Lauren Boebert speaking in front of pink blue and white CPAC background

‘Crazy excuse’: Lauren Boebert roasted for blaming lewd theater behavior on Democrat date

'She was beating d*ck in a public theater and only apologized for the d*ck belonging to a Democrat.'

On Sep 19, 2023 by Mikael Thalen

New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers

Newsmax host says Aaron Rodgers injury caused by choosing psychedelics over God

It goes without saying that the insinuations are totally baseless.

On Sep 19, 2023 by Mikael Thalen

Donald Trump

‘Let’s hope you learned from your mistake’: Trump accuses ‘liberal Jews’ of destroying America

'Just a quick reminder for liberal Jews who voted to destroy America & Israel...'

On Sep 18, 2023 by Mikael Thalen

Nancy Pelosi's stock tracker

Here’s how to track all of Nancy Pelosi’s stock purchases

Amateur traders are convinced Pelosi is a ticket to profit.

On Sep 15, 2023 by Mikael Thalen

TikToker mocked for attempting to link hacker conference to Las Vegas cyberattack

‘Why let facts get in the way’: TikToker dragged for linking MGM cyberattack to hacker conference held last month in Las Vegas

'This is total nonsense. Watch the creation of a conspiracy theory happen in real-time!'

On Sep 14, 2023 by Mikael Thalen

Jessica Tarlov speaking in front of blue background (l) Jeanine Pirro in front of blue background (r)

‘You’re fine. You’re vaccinated’: Anti-vax Fox News host goes dead silent after co-host calls her out for vaccine status

'Never thought I would ever see Jeanine speechless.'

On Sep 13, 2023 by Mikael Thalen

cops in camouflage posing outside with convict as a man takes photo of the group

‘Embarrassing … this isn’t 1880s Arizona’: Police dragged for taking group selfie with escaped prisoner Danelo Cavalcante after capture

'So embarrassing for law enforcement to do. This isn’t 1880’s Arizona.'

On Sep 13, 2023 by Mikael Thalen

man painting roof blue (l&r) man with 'the blue roof conspiracy' caption (c)

Unearthed FEMA program to distribute blue tarps after disasters has space lasers crowd convinced they’re right about Maui fires

Painting your roof blue won't protect you from imaginary government space lasers.

On Sep 12, 2023 by Mikael Thalen

aaron rodgers jets

Aaron Rodgers anti-vax, 9/11 takes come back up after Jets debut ends in catastrophe

'Rodgers begging the doctors for the needle (ivermectin).'

On Sep 12, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw, Mikael Thalen

A Phone with DuckDuckGo on it. The Daily Dot newsletter web_crawlr column logo for 'Your Password Sucks' is in the top right corner.

Y0ur P@ssw0rd S*cks: Do browsers like DuckDuckGo really keep my online browsing and surfing safer?

If privacy is your biggest concern, using DuckDuckGo is definitely a better option than Google.

On Sep 12, 2023 by Mikael Thalen

Man sends college diploma to be crushed by hydraulic press YouTube channel in protest of university's DEI policy

Hydraulic Press YouTube dives into culture war, agrees to crush UCLA diploma to protest DEI policies

'I disavow my business economics degree from UCLA.'

On Sep 11, 2023 by Mikael Thalen

Joe Biden

‘Just incredible timing’: White House faces backlash after posting praise for Saudi Arabia on 9/11

'Probably not the best day to announce an infrastructure deal with the Saudis.'

On Sep 11, 2023 by Mikael Thalen

Trump and Giuliana

A picture of Trump and Giuliani with their pants hiked up to their chest is fooling people, despite quite the Easter egg

'Whoever created the picture... let me know so I can credit you with such wonderful photoshop work.'

On Sep 11, 2023 by Mikael Thalen