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 December 6, 2019

There's a lot to digest this week, so let's get started: No, there is not a 28th Amendment that bars lawmakers from exempting themselves from having to comply with existing laws. In spite of the meme circulating on Facebook, there are only 27 amendments, and this isn't one of them. FactCheck.org does the debunking. Did … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending December 6, 2019

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

Fake News for the Week Ending October 25, 2019

Let's get right to it: President Donald J. Trump apparently pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to appear on American television and act out a fake news script prepared by Trump's aides. We're not making this up, folks. (Although Trump and his staff apparently are.) The Intercept has the scoop, based on closed-toor testimony by former U.S. ambassador … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending October 25, 2019

Fake News for the Week Ending September 27, 2019

What's real in fake news this week? Take a gander: In a blow for those fighting the spread fake news and hoping for more truth-based pubic discourse, Facebook announced this week that it will not regulate information from politicians on its website. (MediaPost reports on it here.) This means that your favorite politicians are free to … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending September 27, 2019