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Simon Usborne

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Simon Usborne is a features writer at The Independent and i.

The world's most generous billionaires

As Mark Zuckerberg announces plans to donate 99 per cent of his Facebook shares, who are the other big beasts with deep pockets? Simon Usborne charts the most generous

Why are conspiracy theories so popular?

The speed with which conspiracy theories spread can make them seem typically modern. But, Rob Brotherton, the author of a new study on the mind of the 'truther', says they are as old as thinking itself and tap into our darkest prejudices.

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Veterans are exposing military imposters

The number of people falsely claiming illustrious military backgrounds is on the rise. Simon Usborne meets the vigilantes intent on exposing these real-life Walter Mittys