Fake News for the Week Ending April 3, 2020

Yeah, it's all COVID-19 all the time in fake news this week: Have you seen the memes floating around Facebook unfavorably comparing President Obama's response to the H1N1 flu with President Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic? They're faulty and extremely misleading, as you might suspect. (The H1N1 situation was small potatoes compared to COVID-19, … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending April 3, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending March 27, 2020

It's all coronavirus all the time in the world of fake news this week. What do the coronavirus experts do when the virus deniers claim their models are hoaxes? It certainly makes their lives more difficult -- and makes surviving the COVID-19 pandemic riskier for the rest of us. The Washington Post has the story. … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending March 27, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending March 13, 2020

The world of fake news does not stop just because every group activity in the country has. Thank you, coronavirus -- let's all socially distance ourselves and read about the fake news happening this week. A meme has been floating around Facebook claiming that a vaccine for coronavirus in cattle has been available for years … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending March 13, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending March 6, 2020

It's time for my weekly blog post, and the fake news is spreading faster than the coronavirus itself. Speaking of which... Fake news about the coronavirus is exploding across social media. Some social media platforms, such as Twitter, are doing little to stem the spread of disinformation. Others, such as Pinterest and WeChat, are actively … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending March 6, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending February 28, 2020

Lots of news about fake news this week, including: We've talked about all the various coronavirus conspiracy theories going around. Now the virus enters the realm of fake news as acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney accused the media of stoking fear over the coronavirus as a plot to take down President Donald … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending February 28, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending February 21, 2020

There's lots of fake news news this week, so let's dive right in: A top election security official briefed the House Intelligence Committee that Russia is already interfering with the 2020 presidential election with the goal of re-electing Donald J. Trump, by hacking into computer systems, weaponizing social media, and attacking election infrastructure. If that … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending February 21, 2020