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 October 11, 2019

The blog took last week off so there's lots of catching up to do in the world of fake news news, starting with: It was bound to happen. The Oxford English Dictionary just added an entry for the term "fake news." Other new entries include "slam-dunk," "promposal," and "circle jerk." Here's OED's tweet: A notable entry … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending October 11, 2019

Fake News for the Week Ending September 13, 2019

Here's this week's fake news stories: The BBC reports on how YouTube runs ads for major brands alongside videos touting fake medical news. They found more than 80 videos containing health misinformation, primarily fake cancer cures. Ten of these fake news videos had more than a million views apiece. Read more here. Also from the … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending September 13, 2019