Fake News for the Week Ending March 20, 2020

We're all hunkered down sheltering in place from the coronavirus, but fake news doesn't take a break. Here's what happened this week: You've probably seen the claim that President Trump said, relating to the coronavirus, that "People are dying who have never died before." (Well, if they died before they wouldn't be dying now, would … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending March 20, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending March 13, 2020

The world of fake news does not stop just because every group activity in the country has. Thank you, coronavirus -- let's all socially distance ourselves and read about the fake news happening this week. A meme has been floating around Facebook claiming that a vaccine for coronavirus in cattle has been available for years … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending March 13, 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 28, 2020

Lots of news about fake news this week, including: We've talked about all the various coronavirus conspiracy theories going around. Now the virus enters the realm of fake news as acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney accused the media of stoking fear over the coronavirus as a plot to take down President Donald … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending February 28, 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

Fake News for the Week Ending February 7, 2020

Let's get right to it: Given the complete and total fiasco that was the Iowa Democratic caucuses, it's not surprising that a raft of conspiracy theories are being floated on social media attributed evil intent behind the debacle. Fave theories include the claim that there's a connection between candidate Pete Buttigieg and the tech company … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending February 7, 2020