Fake News for the Week Ending January 24, 2020

I started doing this Fake News blog a year ago this week. The very first stories posted were about a fake version of the Washington Post trumpeting President Trump's departure from the White House (he didn't leave), fake posts claiming two Muslim congresswomen co-sponsred a bill to recognize Muslim holidays as federal holidays (they didn't do … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending January 24, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending January 17, 2020

What's happening? Well... There's a new meme circulating on Facebook that claims that illegals are crossing back into Mexico because President Trump made illegals eligible for the World War 3 draft. A few things are wrong with this. First, there is no draft. Second, Trump didn't and can't make illegal immigrants eligible for anything. Third, … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending January 17, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending December 20, 2019

Merry Christmas everybody, we have a ton of fake news to fill your stockings this week. Let's get started: We tend to focus on the fake news that's spread via social media, but more often fake news, disinformation, propaganda and the like are spread person-to-person. Witness the bombshell report from The Washington Post that relates how … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending December 20, 2019

Fake News for the Week Ending December 13, 2019

Here's the real news about fake news this week: Donald Trump has done a lot of questionable things in his three years as president, but he did not pardon Charles Manson, despite what alleged Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson thinks. Snopes does the debunking. Deepfake videos are a problem not just for politicians but also … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending December 13, 2019