Fake News for the Week Ending September 25, 2020

The propaganda, disinformation, and outright fake news is ramping up in advance of the upcoming presidential election. Some of that is due to Russian interference, some is outright manipulation by one of the two campaigns. (Guess which one?) Read on to get the deets. Why do President Trump's hardest-core supporters continue to ignore his many … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending September 25, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending September 18, 2020

You can tell it's election season based on the amount of fake news being circulated. There's lots of it, so let's get right to it. The Trump campaign -- and President Trump himself -- have been circulating a manipulated video purporting to show competitor Joe Biden playing the 1988 protest rap "Fuck tha Police" by … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending September 18, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending September 11, 2020

It's the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and if you can remember there were a lot of rumors and misinformation flying around that day -- and an unfortunate number of misleading conspiracy theories since. The Internet has proven an effective tool for spreading disinformation, propaganda, conspiracies, untruths, and plain old fake news. This is … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending September 11, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending September 4, 2020

It's Labor Day weekend, but fake news is not taking a holiday. Russia is hard at work to disrupt the upcoming elections with all manner of disinformation and fake news. This week both Facebook and Twitter removed multiple accounts linked to Russian state actors who tried to spread false stories about racial justice, the Democratic … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending September 4, 2020