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