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┬áThe Washington Post that relates how … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending December 20, 2019

Fake News for the Week Ending June 28, 2019

There was lots of news about fake news this week, including the following: Google is putting together a new media literacy program to teach kids how to spot fake news. That's certainly not a bad thing. More information here, from TechCrunch. And here's a link to the program, dubbed "Be Internet Awesome." Scientists claim that … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending June 28, 2019

Fake News for the Week Ending March 22, 2019

What's up in fake news this week? Here's the fake cream of the fake crop: Given how Russia has weaponized the use of fake news to influence elections around the world (including the 2016 U.S. presidential election), it's only slightly ironic that Vladimir Putin's government has passed legislation that criminalizes what it calls "fake news." … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending March 22, 2019