Fake News for the Week Ending September 10, 2021: 9/11 Anniversary Edition

Twenty years ago this week, on the morning of September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked two passenger jetliners and crashed them into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, precipitating their total collapse. Another hijacked airliner was crashed into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. A fourth hijacked aircraft, believed to … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending September 10, 2021: 9/11 Anniversary Edition

Fake News for the Week Ending September 3, 2021

This has been a fairly consequential news week with the impact of Hurricane Ida, the Afghanistan pull out, the Supreme Court's decision on the Texas abortion ban, the continuing increase in COVID-19 cases, and more. Not surprisingly, there was a lot of news about fake news this week, as well, so let's get to it. … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending September 3, 2021

Fake News for the Week Ending August 27, 2021

COVID-related disinformation continues to contribute the lion's share of the fake news news this week. Too many Americans are taking the disinformation and conspiracy theories to heart and refusing to get vaccinated, which is contributing to the spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths, all completely avoidable. Here's the equation for you: DISINFORMATION = DEATH. Meditate … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending August 27, 2021

Fake News for the Week Ending August 20, 2021

Fake news, disinformation, and conspiracy theories continue to steamroll across the country. Here are the most notable instances from the past week. Belief in COVID-related conspiracies is contributing to a growing amount of conflict throughout our society. Opposition to both masking and vaccines is taking over debates at school board and city council meetings across … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending August 20, 2021

Fake News for the Week Ending June 25, 2021

The majority of news about fake news continues to be generated by the previous presidential administration. They generated enough lies and disinformation to last a lifetime. Former president Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, has spent the entire post-election period spreading lies and conspiracy theories calling the entire election a fraud and filing scurrilous … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending June 25, 2021

Fake News for the Week Ending June 18, 2021

If a politician lies, does that automatically make it fake news? Fake news can be disinformation, misinformation, propaganda, hoaxes, and conspiracy theories, as well as lying outright for a particular purpose. But when a politician just comes out and says things that everybody knows isn't true, is that necessary fake news or just the politician … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending June 18, 2021