Fake News for the Week Ending June 26, 2020

Here's all the fake news that's not fit to print... Apparently exposure to Sean Hannity can be deadly. According to experts, misinformation spread by Fox News and other conservative media "may have intensified the severity" of the COVID-19 pandemic. Three different studies "paint a picture of a media ecosystem that entertains conspiracy theories and discourages … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending June 26, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending June 12, 2020

Fake news marches on... Last week police in Buffalo shoved a 75 year-old protester to the ground, knocking him unconscious and sending him to the hospital with serious head injuries. It was all captured on video. A few days later, President Donald J. Trump sent a tweet that suggested, without any evidence whatsoever, that the … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending June 12, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending June 5, 2020

Let's get to it: Not surprisingly, conspiracy theories and misinformation are running rampant regarding the police killing of George Floyd here in Minneapolis and the resultant protests and riots. "The conspiracy theories range from claims that Floyd’s arrest was staged to others saying he is still alive... Other unfounded claims say Floyd’s death was part … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending June 5, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending May 1, 2020

It's that time again, so tighten up your sweatpants and get ready for the best of this week's fake news, starting with: CNN's Reliable Sources reports on how MSNBC and Fox News reported on the same story, about a pair of California doctors spreading misinformation regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus. The dubious docs, condemned by their … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending May 1, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending April 17, 2020

The coronavirus crisis continues, and fake news marches on... It seems that the evangelical Christian community is spreading an inordinate number of rumors and conspiracy theories about the COVID-19 coronavirus -- and being fooled by said rumors and conspiracy theories. Christian writer Ed Stetzer offers his opinions on this situation. He points out that conservative … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending April 17, 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 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

Fake News for the Week Ending February 14, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day, and here's all the fake news news happening this week: You've probably seen the photo of a windswept President Donald J. Trump that shows the contrast between his normal pale skin color and the artificially enhanced tan (or whatever) on the front of his face. Not surprisingly, the president is tweeting about … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending February 14, 2020