Year in Review: Fake News in 2021

It's New Years' Eve, which means we forgo our regularly scheduled programming for an overview of all the real news about fake news during the past year. Let's do it month-by-month, okay? January The year 2021 started with then-current president Donald Trump beginning to propagate what became known as the Big Lie, that he actually … Continue reading Year in Review: Fake News in 2021

Fake News for the Week Ending December 24, 2021

It's Christmas Eve so we're going to go a little light on the fake news news this week -- and have a Merry Christmas everyone! Supporters of disgraced former president Donald J. Trump have a new favorite January 6th-related conspiracy theory they're batting around. Right-wing bloviators (Tucker Carlson, Candace Owens, Joe Rogan, Rep. Marjorie Taylor … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending December 24, 2021

Fake News for the Week Ending December 17, 2021

There's a lot of behind-the-scenes news about fake news this week, so let's jump right in. Remember the QAnon-flavored conspiracy theory that online home goods retailer Wayfair was somehow involved in child sex trafficking? The Washington Post does a deep dive into how that entire thing developed, starting with a Wayfair listing for a throw … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending December 17, 2021

Fake News for the Week Ending December 3, 2021

This is the week that Omicron forced its way into our collective consciousness. We will look back on this a year from now as either something portentous or a big nothing. (Hope it's the latter!) Now onto the fake news of the week... Speaking of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, Ronny Jackson, former White House physician … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending December 3, 2021