Fake News for the Week Ending January 17, 2020

What's happening? Well... There's a new meme circulating on Facebook that claims that illegals are crossing back into Mexico because President Trump made illegals eligible for the World War 3 draft. A few things are wrong with this. First, there is no draft. Second, Trump didn't and can't make illegal immigrants eligible for anything. Third, … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending January 17, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending January 10, 2020

Here's all the fake news that's real this week: Given the developing situation in Iran, it is not perhaps surprising to see this old bit of fake news make a resurgence. (It popped in my personal news feed from a right-wing friend of mine.) It's a fake tweet from a parody account, supposedly by Muslim … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending January 10, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending December 20, 2019

Merry Christmas everybody, we have a ton of fake news to fill your stockings this week. Let's get started: We tend to focus on the fake news that's spread via social media, but more often fake news, disinformation, propaganda and the like are spread person-to-person. Witness the bombshell report from┬áThe Washington Post that relates how … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending December 20, 2019

Fake News for the Week Ending December 13, 2019

Here's the real news about fake news this week: Donald Trump has done a lot of questionable things in his three years as president, but he did not pardon Charles Manson, despite what alleged Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson thinks. Snopes does the debunking. Deepfake videos are a problem not just for politicians but also … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending December 13, 2019

Special Edition: Inspector General’s Report

We are now living a post-truth world, where the facts apparently differ depending on what side you're on. Witness yesterday's release of the Inspector General's report about the beginnings of the Russian investigation. Most legal authorities and mainstream news outlets saw the facts as the BBC saw them, and as the report clearly stated, that … Continue reading Special Edition: Inspector General’s Report

Fake News for the Week Ending November 15, 2019

Fake news news this week includes: A Snopes investigation reveals that a web of fake profiles and groups is building a "pro-Trump empire" on Facebook. Fascinating and scary stuff. Also from Snopes: no, that offer you saw on Facebook about a free 24-pack of Bud Light isn't true. Just more fake news, sorry, totally debunked. … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending November 15, 2019