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

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 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

Fake News for the Week Ending August 28, 2020

With the election coming up in about two months, the coronavirus pandemic chugging along, and the whole BLM/police brutality thing simmering at a medium boil, the fake news is getting pretty thick out there. Here's what's happening this week. Last night President Donald J. Trump gave his acceptance address during the last night of the … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending August 28, 2020