Fake News for the Week Ending April 8, 2022

It's a mixed bag of fake news news this week, with the now-normal emphasis on Ukrainian-related disinformation. Here's encouraging news. Readers of my blog or book know that Fox News and other right-wing media are major disseminators of fake news, conspiracy theories, and other forms of disinformation about COVID-19, the 2020 presidential election, and other … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending April 8, 2022

Fake News for the Week Ending March 18, 2022

We're almost a month into Russia's invasion of Ukraine and we're still dealing with war-related propaganda, disinformation, and fake news -- most of it coming from the Russian side. You've probably read or heard about Russian president Vladimir Putin citing as one his "justifications" for his invasion the need to "de-Nazify" Ukraine. (In Putin's words, … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending March 18, 2022

Fake News for the Week Ending June 18, 2021

If a politician lies, does that automatically make it fake news? Fake news can be disinformation, misinformation, propaganda, hoaxes, and conspiracy theories, as well as lying outright for a particular purpose. But when a politician just comes out and says things that everybody knows isn't true, is that necessary fake news or just the politician … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending June 18, 2021

Fake News for the Week Ending March 26, 2021

Sometimes disseminating fake news has consequences. Read on to learn more... The big news this morning is that Dominion Voting Systems is suing Fox News for $1.6 billion for defamation regarding Fox spreading falsehoods that Dominion used its voting machines to rig the 2020 presidential election. Fox News is often anything but and they need … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending March 26, 2021