Fake News for the Week Ending April 16, 2021

With Donald Trump now unemployed and kicked off social media, QAnon losing adherents left and right, and even the most rabid COVID vaccine hoaxters lining up to get their shots, the big drivers of fake news for the past year are fading into the background. That doesn't mean that there's no more fake news, unfortunately. … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending April 16, 2021

Fake News 2020: The Year in Review

As we come to the end of what many consider the worst year in human history (top ten, maybe, but far from the worst, no matter how it may feel), let's take a moment to review the impact that fake news had on society. Long story short: a lot. Conspiracy theories, misinformation, disinformation, hoaxes, propaganda, … Continue reading Fake News 2020: The Year in Review

Fake News for the Week Ending June 26, 2020

Here's all the fake news that's not fit to print... Apparently exposure to Sean Hannity can be deadly. According to experts, misinformation spread by Fox News and other conservative media "may have intensified the severity" of the COVID-19 pandemic. Three different studies "paint a picture of a media ecosystem that entertains conspiracy theories and discourages … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending June 26, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending June 5, 2020

Let's get to it: Not surprisingly, conspiracy theories and misinformation are running rampant regarding the police killing of George Floyd here in Minneapolis and the resultant protests and riots. "The conspiracy theories range from claims that Floyd’s arrest was staged to others saying he is still alive... Other unfounded claims say Floyd’s death was part … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending June 5, 2020