Fake News for the Week Ending October 30, 2020

The presidential election is just four days away, so I won't bury the lede: The Fake News blog endorses Joe Biden for president. Read on to discover why. Two years ago, when I wrote my book, Fake News: Separating Truth from Fiction, I tried to be as impartial in my coverage as possible. My editors … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending October 30, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending October 23, 2020

Misinformation, disinformation, propaganda, conspiracy theories, and outright lies. That's what fake news is all about this week, so let's get started. The topic of fake news encompasses lots of subtopics -- fictitious news stories, rumors, conspiracy theories, deliberate or accidental misinformation and disinformation, and propaganda. But what about outright lies? That's what last night's presidential … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending October 23, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending October 16, 2020

We're less than three weeks away from what might be the most consequential presidential election of our lifetime, in the midst of a global pandemic that's becoming more deadly by the day, and the fake news news is flying fast and furious. In no particular order, here's what's happening this week. The New York Post … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending October 16, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending October 2, 2020

If 2020 were a movie, the screenwriter would be fired for writing such an outlandish, ridiculous, unbelievable script. The latest development, just hours old as I write this, is the news that President Donald J. Trump has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. How this affects the campaign and upcoming election remains to be seen, … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending October 2, 2020