Fake News for the Week Ending July 30, 2021

Sometimes fake news and disinformation is easy to spot. Sometimes discerning the truth is more difficult. With that in mind, let's move on to this week's news about fake news. Here's an interesting one. For the past several months videos have been circulating on TikTok, Facebook, and other social media purporting to show President Joe … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending July 30, 2021

Fake News for the Week Ending July 23, 2021

What's real and what's fake? That's what this blog is all about. Case in point, the ongoing feud between Dr. Anthony Fauci and Senator Rand Paul (R-TN). The senator has it out for the doctor and takes every opportunity to accuse him of one transgression or another. I'm not sure why, but Paul is a … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending July 23, 2021

Fake News for the Week Ending July 2, 2021

There's been so much real news this week (Trump business indicted, Florida condo collapse, Donald Rumsfeld passing, Supreme Court rulings, Pacific Coast heatwave, Bill Cosby released from jail, and more) that the fake news pales in comparison. But there's still some of it, so let's get started. In recent weeks four British Airways pilots and … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending July 2, 2021

Fake News for the Week Ending June 25, 2021

The majority of news about fake news continues to be generated by the previous presidential administration. They generated enough lies and disinformation to last a lifetime. Former president Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, has spent the entire post-election period spreading lies and conspiracy theories calling the entire election a fraud and filing scurrilous … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending June 25, 2021

Fake News for the Week Ending June 18, 2021

If a politician lies, does that automatically make it fake news? Fake news can be disinformation, misinformation, propaganda, hoaxes, and conspiracy theories, as well as lying outright for a particular purpose. But when a politician just comes out and says things that everybody knows isn't true, is that necessary fake news or just the politician … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending June 18, 2021