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 August 13, 2021

There's a lot of news about fake news this week, so let's skip the preliminaries and get right to it. Conspiracy theories seem to be particularly appealing to right-wingers, for whatever reason, and it's nothing new. (Remember the so-called "Communist plot" to put fluoride in our water back in the '50s and '60s, parodied by … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending August 13, 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