Fake News for the Week Ending August 7, 2020

Lots of fake news and, as usual, much of it revolves around President Donald J. Trump. Hold on to your hats... The big fake news news this week concerned both Facebook and Twitter removing a post by President Trump that linked to an interview where he claimed children are "almost immune" to COVID-19. Facebook said … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending August 7, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending July 3, 2020

Happy Independence Day, everybody. Let's declare all of us independent from the onslaught of fake news by examining what's fake and what's real this week. Ad Fontes Media has released an updated version (version 6.0) of its Media Bias Chart. It attempts to place news outlets on a grid according to their liberal/conservative bias and … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending July 3, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending April 24, 2020

Lots of fake news news this week, starting with: President Trump showed either his predilection for creating inflammatory remarks or his total ignorance by proposing the fake, medically unsound, and quite likely deadly COVID-19 cures of bombarding victims with UV radiation and injecting them with disinfectants. He apparently came up with these ideas out of … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending April 24, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending March 13, 2020

The world of fake news does not stop just because every group activity in the country has. Thank you, coronavirus -- let's all socially distance ourselves and read about the fake news happening this week. A meme has been floating around Facebook claiming that a vaccine for coronavirus in cattle has been available for years … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending March 13, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending February 21, 2020

There's lots of fake news news this week, so let's dive right in: A top election security official briefed the House Intelligence Committee that Russia is already interfering with the 2020 presidential election with the goal of re-electing Donald J. Trump, by hacking into computer systems, weaponizing social media, and attacking election infrastructure. If that … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending February 21, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending February 14, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day, and here's all the fake news news happening this week: You've probably seen the photo of a windswept President Donald J. Trump that shows the contrast between his normal pale skin color and the artificially enhanced tan (or whatever) on the front of his face. Not surprisingly, the president is tweeting about … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending February 14, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending February 7, 2020

Let's get right to it: Given the complete and total fiasco that was the Iowa Democratic caucuses, it's not surprising that a raft of conspiracy theories are being floated on social media attributed evil intent behind the debacle. Fave theories include the claim that there's a connection between candidate Pete Buttigieg and the tech company … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending February 7, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending November 22, 2019

Here we go: This is an older one, but it kept popping up in my Facebook feed this week. (I apparently have gullible Facebook "friends.") No, George Soros' son isn't married to Adam Schiff's sister. PolitiFact does the usual debunking. Nor, for that matter, is it true that President Trump is abusing over-the-counter stimulants, as … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending November 22, 2019