Fake News for the Week Ending September 18, 2020

You can tell it's election season based on the amount of fake news being circulated. There's lots of it, so let's get right to it. The Trump campaign -- and President Trump himself -- have been circulating a manipulated video purporting to show competitor Joe Biden playing the 1988 protest rap "Fuck tha Police" by … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending September 18, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending September 11, 2020

It's the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and if you can remember there were a lot of rumors and misinformation flying around that day -- and an unfortunate number of misleading conspiracy theories since. The Internet has proven an effective tool for spreading disinformation, propaganda, conspiracies, untruths, and plain old fake news. This is … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending September 11, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending September 4, 2020

It's Labor Day weekend, but fake news is not taking a holiday. Russia is hard at work to disrupt the upcoming elections with all manner of disinformation and fake news. This week both Facebook and Twitter removed multiple accounts linked to Russian state actors who tried to spread false stories about racial justice, the Democratic … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending September 4, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending August 28, 2020

With the election coming up in about two months, the coronavirus pandemic chugging along, and the whole BLM/police brutality thing simmering at a medium boil, the fake news is getting pretty thick out there. Here's what's happening this week. Last night President Donald J. Trump gave his acceptance address during the last night of the … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending August 28, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending July 24, 2020

I am tired of all the cries of "hoax" and "fake news" around the very real facts and recommendations from scientists and other experts regarding wearing masks and fighting the COVID-19 coronavirus. My fake news choices this week probably reflect that, to some degree. Let's start with President Donald J. Trump and an interview he … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending July 24, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending July 17, 2020

What did John Lennon know about fake news? "Nothing is real," he wrote in "Strawberry Fields Forever," and sometimes it seems that is true. Oliver Taylor is a twenty-something student at Britain's University of Birmingham. He's a coffee lover and politics junkie who was raised in a traditional Jewish home. He writes editorials and blog … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending July 17, 2020