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Fake News

  1. rumors
    No, Zendaya Is Not PregnantTikTok yet again manages to spread chaos and misinformation.
  2. fake news
    Werner Herzog Explains This ScreenshotYears after his documentary — er, mockumentary? — about Loch Ness, we revisit how an outtake from the film took on a life of its own.
  3. fake news
    Trump Releases Footage of Yet-to-Air 60 Minutes InterviewThe president told Lesley Stahl he wasn’t ready for tough questions, then cut things short after some tough questions.
  4. fake news
    Hulk Sad! Tatiana Maslany Says She Is Not Playing She-HulkTatiana Maslany said “it’s not actually a thing, unfortunately.”
  5. satire
    Source: Biden to Debate Wearing Brain Implant, ‘Super Bazooka’ ArmsThe Democratic nominee refused to consent to pre-debate brain scan to prove that there is no AI homunculus lodged behind his eyes.
  6. the zucc
    How Facebook Fact-Checking Can BackfireThe “implied truth effect” means that Facebook’s fact-checking process may be worse than doing nothing.
  7. fake news
    How a (Mostly) Fake Campus Controversy Illustrates the Media’s Outrage EconomyThe now-famous bánh mì protests at Oberlin were mostly invented by the media. The interesting part is why.
  8. fake news
    Sorry But Your Favorite Viral Story is Probably FakeA guide to keep you from getting duped.
  9. fake news
    Five Signs a Viral Story Is FakeA guide to keep you from getting duped.
  10. fake news
    When It Comes to Viral Twitter, Trust But VerifyShane Morris tweeted an insane story about stealing heroin from a member of MS-13. Now he’s saying it was all lies.
  11. fake news
    Despite What You May Have Heard, The Rock Loves and Respects MillennialsDwayne Johnson said he was “baffled” to find out he purportedly insulted the “snowflake generation” in an interview.
  12. facebook
    Fake News Is an Old-People ProblemA new study shows the most fake news is shared by people older than 65.
  13. life in pixels
    Fake News Isn’t Just a Problem for Facebook. It’s Also a Solution!Having learned about the dangerous effects of “fake news” influence campaigns, Facebook has finally landed on a solution: Create its own.
  14. scams
    Jacob Wohl Demonstrates the Limits of the Right-Wing Misinformation SystemJacob Wohl was easily sussed out because he developed in the hothouses of the right-wing fringe and couldn’t survive the harsh climes of reality.
  15. fake news
    Trump: Why Didn’t the Media Blame Obama for Dylann Roof Attacking Black People?The president says the media is biased because it associated him with Cesar Sayoc but “didn’t do that with President Obama, with the church.”
  16. more fake news i guess
    How to Spot a Fake Beauty ReviewIf it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
  17. global tech
    Egypt’s ‘Fake News’ Laws Are Being Used to Silence Online DissentAt least two women have been arrested for accusing state officials of harassment.
  18. Trump’s Base Has Become Too Delusional For the GOP’s Own GoodRepublican voters believe that Trump is wildly popular and Democrats have no chance of taking the House. That could keep them at home this November.
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    Egyptian ‘Fake News’ Law Could Censor Social-Media UsersWhile Facebook remains muted on how to handle fake news, Egypt has issued its own legislation, which critics fear will censor social media.
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    Facebook Won’t Ban Infowars Because … Honestly It Doesn’t Have a Good ReasonFacebook called Infowars “really problematic,” but said it hasn’t done anything to warrant being banned.
  21. Trump Denies Saying Something He Was Recorded SayingA day after The Sun recorded him criticizing British PM Theresa May, Trump said he never criticized her. Then he apologized for criticizing her.
  22. last night on late night
    Jimmy Kimmel Denies Fawning All Over Donald Trump Like the President Says He Did“That never happened.”
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    Tech Companies Are Fighting Election Interference on Their OwnThe DHS and FBI have apparently been no help.
  24. ‘Murdered’ Russian Journalist Shows Up Alive at Press ConferenceUkraine’s security service helped Arkady Babchenko fake his death so they could catch his would-be assassin, officials said Wednesday.
  25. Trump: Leakers Are Cowards, Traitors, Also Do Not ExistThe president explores the mind-bending frontiers of unreality he has created.
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    I Had to Teach My Alexa That Eggplants Were FruitEgg-plant, egg-plahnt. Let’s call the whole thing off.
  27. the chain gang
    Internet Wants to Believe McDonald’s Is Converting Play Areas Into Pot LoungesA tremendous sounding — and sadly fake — story has gone viral.
  28. Missouri Governor Greitens Is Going Down Kicking and ScreamingThe Republican is facing a criminal trial, possible impeachment, and growing calls from his own party for his resignation.
  29. media
    Donald Trump Reportedly Placed the ‘Best Sex I’ve Ever Had’ Story HimselfThere’s also a big possibility that Marla Maples never said the infamous quote.
  30. fake news
    News Anchors Reciting Sinclair Propaganda Is Even More Terrifying in UnisonA new video demonstrates how the real “fake news” has never been more synchronized.
  31. march for our lives
    People Are Sharing Fake Photos of Emma González Tearing Up the ConstitutionIt’s not the first time false propaganda has been spread about the outspoken Parkland survivors.
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    Study: Fake News on Twitter Is More Popular Than the TruthA new MIT study finds people, not bots, are to blame.
  33. fake news
    People Are Having a Hard Time Believing One Big Part of This Trump StatementThe president said he’d have run right into a school shooting to stop it. There’s just one problem: nobody can picture him actually running.
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    Guess Which Group Shared the Most Fake News in the Last 3 MonthsA new study looks at Twitter and Facebook posts in the weeks leading up to the State of the Union.
  35. Trump Booed at Davos for Calling Media ‘Vicious and Fake’The president’s prepared remarks were inoffensive (if braggadocious). Then, he went off script.
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    Pope Francis Denounces Fake NewsA frequent target of misinformation asks his followers to promote a “journalism of peace.”
  37. crime
    Man Arrested for Allegedly Threatening to Kill CNN Employees Over ‘Fake News’He reportedly told them “your cast is about to get gunned down in a matter of hours.”
  38. the fakies 2017
    Fake Wolf Blitzer Accepts Trump’s Fake News Award on KimmelIt’s an honor just to be nominated.
  39. fake news
    Donald Trump Wins His Own Fake News AwardHe finally revealed the winners … in a broken link to the GOP’s website.
  40. ‘The Late Show,’ ‘Full Frontal,’ and ‘The Daily Show’ Go to War Over […]Ever since Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he was planning to hand out the “Most Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards of the Year” (or […]
  41. Starbucks Closes Café After Fake News of Contaminating White People’s OrdersA viral hoax said a black barista spit and even put dog poop in drinks.
  42. just desserts
    José Andrés Offers Free Lunch to Any Winners of Trump’s ‘Fake News Awards’He tweeted that their reward is “lunch on me in any of my restaurants.”
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    Shortly After Trump Tower Fire, Fake News Claims Trump Was ‘Feared Dead’The metabolism of fake news is speeding up.
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    Sean Hannity Thinks NBC News Should Learn a Thing or Two From, Uh, NBC NewsThe Fox host tweeted a link asking NBC News to “read and learn.” The link was from NBC News.
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    Shockingly, Facebook’s Disputed News-Flagging System Was a FlopInstead, the platform is going to try something new, again, to combat fake news.
  46. fake news
    Aretha Franklin Is Alive and Responding to Rumors of Death“Thanxxxx for your concern.”
  47. The Trump Administration’s Latest Attack on the Rule of Law Is Actually GoodIn blocking the AT&T–Time Warner merger, the Justice Department appears to be doing the right thing for the wrong reasons.
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    Can Facebook Trust Publishers to Say How Trustworthy They Are?Facebook is asking publishers to self-report how reliable they are. Should we believe the process will work?
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    Facebook’s Abandoned Plan to Stop Fake News: Promoting Comments Saying ‘Fake’Commenters using the word “fake” to describe content got a bump.
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    This Might Be the Most Insane and Depressing Fake-News Story YetNo, Columbia students didn’t march in open defense of pedophilia. Yes, tens of thousands of people — at least — thought they did.
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