Fake News for the Week Ending November 15, 2019

Fake news news this week includes: A Snopes investigation reveals that a web of fake profiles and groups is building a "pro-Trump empire" on Facebook. Fascinating and scary stuff. Also from Snopes: no, that offer you saw on Facebook about a free 24-pack of Bud Light isn't true. Just more fake news, sorry, totally debunked. … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending November 15, 2019

Fake News for the Week Ending August 9, 2019

What's going on in the fake world this week? Try these nuggets on for size: Fake news can swing both ways. Case in point, a manipulated photo making the rounds of Ivanka Trump wearing a swastika-like logo on her shirt. She didn't, the photo's a fake. FactCheck.org does the usual debunking. Speaking of fakes, check … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending August 9, 2019

Fake News for the Week Ending April 26, 2019

This was a pretty calm week for fake news, especially compared to the previous week. That's not to say that there wasn't any fake news, just that it wasn't quite as explosive. Here are the headlines: Here's a fake news story from "nbcnews.world," a site impersonating the realĀ  NBC News site. Under the headline "President … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending April 26, 2019

Fake News for the Week Ending February 22, 2019

Here's what's happening in the very real world of fake news this week: POLITICO reports that the Russians are up to the same type of fake news disinformation campaign that they (allegedly) did in 2016, this time targeted at some of the major Democratic presidential candidates -- Senators Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren, … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending February 22, 2019

Fake News for the Week Ending January 25, 2019

Here are a few of the fake news items that occured this week: The biggest fake news item this week concerns the incident involving students from Covington Catholic High School at the January 19th March for Life youth rally in Washington, D.C. An initial video showing a group of teens from the school apparently harassing … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending January 25, 2019