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 February 15, 2019

Here's what's happening in the real world of fake news this week: President Donald Trump and other Republicans are claiming that the Green New Deal proposed by Democrats would mean the end of commercial air travel as we know it. While it's true that some preliminary FAQs about the document (since withdrawn) did include text … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending February 15, 2019

Fake News for the Week Ending January 19, 2019

Here's what's happened last week in the world of fake news: Activists printed and circulated a fake version of the Washington Post with a headline claiming "UNPRESIDENTED: TRUMP HASTILY DEPARTS WHITE HOUSE, ENDING CRISIS." All fake, Trump has not resigned, and it has nothing to do with the real Washington Post. More here, from NPR. … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending January 19, 2019