Daily Plane

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Daily Plane is a "news" source for flat Earthers. The name is a riff on the fictional newspaper Daily PlanetWikipedia's W.svg where Superman's alter-ego Clark Kent worked. While the Daily Planet's logo includes a spheroidal Earth, the Daily Plane instead includes the same azimuthal equidistant projectionWikipedia's W.svg centred on the North Pole that most flat Earthers adhere to. The Daily Plane is also not daily.

The Daily Plane engages in crank magnetism in support of flatness by being anti-relativity (appealing to Nikola Tesla),[1] and being anti-evolution via an Electric Universe argument.[2] The Twitter account has also retweeted a crank aether posting (the last actual physicists who supported the idea of aether gave up in the 1930s),[3] and a posting alluding to the international Jewish conspiracy via association with Rothschild.[4]

The Daily Plane also engages in co-optation of both a manosphere term (red pill),[5] and an alt-right meme, Pepe. Pepe has been co-opted as "Fepe" ("Flat Earth People Everywhere"), which includes the Pepe the Frog face with a superimposed emperor penguin beak.[6][7] The Daily Plane also manages to be anti-Freemason[8] while at the same time co-opting Freemasonry ("33rd Degree Fepe).[6]

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  1. Tesla outs Einstein and his Theory of Relativity as a fraud in article from 1935 (June 5, 2017) Daily Plane.
  2. Flat Earth Origin Of Life by Lorenz Kraus (June 12, 2017) Daily Plane.
  3. The Daily Plane November 7, 2017 retweet of @mig13ant. Twitter (archived from November 25, 2017).
  4. The Daily Plane November 11, 2017 retweet of @TracyTlm45. Twitter (archived from November 25, 2017).
  5. A 60 second red pill on Flat Earth (June 1, 2017) Daily Plane.
  6. 6.0 6.1 The highest degree of Fepe (June 5, 2017) Daily Plane.
  7. Memes: Only You Can Prevent Globe-itis (June 6, 2017) Daily Plane.
  8. Space Hoax Compilation: NASA’s History & Fake Astronauts, which includes links to anti-Freemason links. Daily Plane (archived on 25 Nov 2017 04:54:15 UTC).