Fake News for the Week Ending December 20, 2019

Merry Christmas everybody, we have a ton of fake news to fill your stockings this week. Let's get started: We tend to focus on the fake news that's spread via social media, but more often fake news, disinformation, propaganda and the like are spread person-to-person. Witness the bombshell report from The Washington Post that relates how … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending December 20, 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