Fake News for the Week Ending March 25, 2022

More propaganda, disinformation, and fake news coming from the war in Ukraine. That's what happens during wartime. Russia is flooding the social media (and, within its borders, the real state-owned media) with all sorts of disinformation about its "special military operation" in Ukraine. What is the goal of this disinformation campaign? It might not be … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending March 25, 2022

Fake News for the Week Ending March 18, 2022

We're almost a month into Russia's invasion of Ukraine and we're still dealing with war-related propaganda, disinformation, and fake news -- most of it coming from the Russian side. You've probably read or heard about Russian president Vladimir Putin citing as one his "justifications" for his invasion the need to "de-Nazify" Ukraine. (In Putin's words, … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending March 18, 2022

Fake News for the Week Ending March 4, 2022

Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues full force, providing ample examples of how fake news, propaganda, and disinformation flourish during wartime. In no certain order: The BBC reports on how the Ukrainian invasion is being covered on Russian television -- it's a bit different from the story we're seeing in western media. A country at war … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending March 4, 2022