Fake News for the Week Ending December 17, 2021

There's a lot of behind-the-scenes news about fake news this week, so let's jump right in. Remember the QAnon-flavored conspiracy theory that online home goods retailer Wayfair was somehow involved in child sex trafficking? The Washington Post does a deep dive into how that entire thing developed, starting with a Wayfair listing for a throw … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending December 17, 2021

Fake News for the Week Ending November 5, 2021

QAnon conspiracy theories, anti-vaccination disinformation, and anti-democratic propaganda -- fake news marches on. On Election Day, hundreds of QAnon conspiracy believers gathered in Dallas' Dealey Plaza, where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated almost sixty years ago. They were hoping to see the return of JFK's son, John F. Kennedy Jr., who they believe will … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending November 5, 2021

Fake News for the Week Ending October 15, 2021

Conspiracy theories and those who believe in them have always been with us. In years past there have been groups of people who believed that Freemasons ruled the world, the Holocaust didn't happen, aliens crashed in Roswell, fluoride was added to our water supply as part of a Communist plot to weaken the populace, John … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending October 15, 2021

Fake News for the Week Ending August 20, 2021

Fake news, disinformation, and conspiracy theories continue to steamroll across the country. Here are the most notable instances from the past week. Belief in COVID-related conspiracies is contributing to a growing amount of conflict throughout our society. Opposition to both masking and vaccines is taking over debates at school board and city council meetings across … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending August 20, 2021

Fake News for the Week Ending July 2, 2021

There's been so much real news this week (Trump business indicted, Florida condo collapse, Donald Rumsfeld passing, Supreme Court rulings, Pacific Coast heatwave, Bill Cosby released from jail, and more) that the fake news pales in comparison. But there's still some of it, so let's get started. In recent weeks four British Airways pilots and … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending July 2, 2021