Fake News for the Week Ending October 11, 2019

The blog took last week off so there's lots of catching up to do in the world of fake news news, starting with: It was bound to happen. The Oxford English Dictionary just added an entry for the term "fake news." Other new entries include "slam-dunk," "promposal," and "circle jerk." Here's OED's tweet: A notable entry … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending October 11, 2019

Fake News for the Week Ending August 16, 2019

There's a lot of fake news to talk about this week, so let's get right to it. One large subset (and historical predecessor) of fake news is conspiracy theories, and this week was rife with them, all triggered by the apparent suicide of accused sex abuser Jeffrey Epstein. Check all of these out: FactCheck.org does … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending August 16, 2019