Fake News for the Week Ending September 27, 2019

What's real in fake news this week? Take a gander: In a blow for those fighting the spread fake news and hoping for more truth-based pubic discourse, Facebook announced this week that it will not regulate information from politicians on its website. (MediaPost reports on it here.) This means that your favorite politicians are free to … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending September 27, 2019

Fake News for the Week Ending September 20, 2019

Here's what's real about what's fake this week: Earlier this week President Donald J. Trump invoked "The Fake News" for claiming he would meet with Iran with no preconditions: The Fake News is saying that I am willing to meet with Iran, 'No Conditions.' That is an incorrect statement (as usual!). Except, of course, that … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending September 20, 2019

Fake News for the Week Ending September 13, 2019

Here's this week's fake news stories: The BBC reports on how YouTube runs ads for major brands alongside videos touting fake medical news. They found more than 80 videos containing health misinformation, primarily fake cancer cures. Ten of these fake news videos had more than a million views apiece. Read more here. Also from the … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending September 13, 2019