I could be wrong, but did this article show up on io9 last month?
I thought they linked that awesome bit with Neil Degrasse Tyson, my search-fu turns up this cool article on the same day about the history of Flat Earthers. Both stories in response to a Flat Earther rapper.
I had never heard of the Black Bag sub-site until this week but evidently, it’s a site that keeps track of the latest and craziest conspiracies. So the two articles almost seem flipped to me.
Wouldn’t io9 do the science and BB do the history, and then both would share the stories with each other?