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News | In The News

The internet made sooooo many jokes about Trump's 'fake news trophy' tweet

They've got a few solid trophy suggestions.

News | In The News

How Russian trolls lie their way to top of Facebook, Twitter - CNET

Propaganda campaigns are more than fake news. Trolls have learned to game social media algorithms and create their artificial viral moments.

Politics | Politics

The fake news machine: Inside a town gearing up for 2020

There's a whole industry dedicated to producing fake US news in Macedonia – and it's getting ready for 2020

News | Fake News

The Fake-News Fallacy | The New Yorker

Old fights about radio have lessons for new fights about the Internet.

Politics | Politics

Don’t be fooled again: That huge crowd photo is not a Trump rally - The Washington Post

Those people were Cleveland Cavs fans.

Politics | Media Bias

O'Keefe video shows CNN's Van Jones calling Russia story a ‘nothingburger’ | TheHill

Conservative provocateur James O'Keefe of Project Veritas released Wednesday another secretly recorded tape of a CNN employee, this time featuring political commentator and host Van Jones saying the network’s heavy coverage of possible collusion between Trump administration officials and Russia during the 2016 presidential election “is just a big nothingburger."

Advice & Self-Help | Interesting

Woodward: “Smug” media on Trump crusade

"There's so many people treating the Trump presidency as if it's a try-out."

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

Independent Investigative Report on “A Dog’s Purpose” Finds Edited Video Mischaracterized What Happened on the Set

Founded in 1877, American Humane is committed to ensuring the safety, welfare and well-being of animals.

News | News

Honeymoon from Hell: The Liberal Media vs. President Trump

As President Trump approaches the end of his first 100 days in office, he has received by far the most hostile press treatment of any incoming American president, with the broadcast networks punishing him with coverage that has been 89% negative. The netw

Health & Fitness | Psychology!

When It Comes To Politics and 'Fake News,' Facts Aren't Enough

In politics, it sometimes feels like we can't agree on basic facts. But according to neuroscientist Tali Sharot, facts are not enough — emotions may be the key to changing our minds.

Health & Fitness | News Items

The Dalai Lama Reveals Exactly What We Need in the Age of Fake News

As the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism and leader of the Tibetan government in exile for half a century, the Dalai Lama has well considered…

Politics | The Hall of Idiots

WOW If True: Sean Hannity Is A Dumpster Full of Garbage | RedState

What? What’s the matter? Does that go too far? Is it mean? How about if I called him a war criminal instead? No? What’s acceptable? What’s the line for insulting things to say about someone? What’s the standard for discourse? I ask because I guess I don’t know. Apparently, neither does Sean Hannity.

Politics | Politics

Trump cites (fake) attack in Sweden

There has been no recent terrorist attack in Sweden.

Miscellaneous | Social Media

20th Century Fox Gives Real Apology for a Fake News Campaign

A promotion tactic for “A Cure for Wellness,” which set up false news sites that put out articles that were widely shared, fell flat, as did the film’s projected ticket sales.

Miscellaneous | Social Media

20th Century Fox Used Fake News to Publicize ‘A Cure for Wellness’

Many users thought articles on sites resembling city newspapers’ or HealthCare.gov were real exposés or scoops, like “Trump and Putin Spotted at Swiss Resort.”

Politics | Politics

Democratic leaders cite fake tweets while criticizing Flynn

In a statement criticizing the White House and President Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, Democratic leaders in Congress cited tweets from a fake Flynn account. Tuesday afternoon, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other top

Miscellaneous | Social Media

In a first, Wikipedia has deemed the Daily Mail too “unreliable” to be used as a citation

"The Mail should be on the citation blacklist. There's no area of news where it is actually reliable."

Politics | Politics

A conspiracy theory site that believes Sandy Hook was fake is behind Trump's theory the media makes up terror attacks

Donald Trump’s claims that the media is covering up terrorist attacks committed by Muslim fundamentalists were previously promoted by a right-wing conspiracy theory website with which the US President has links.  The InfoWars site frequently publishes

News | News

16 Fake News Stories Reporters Have Run Since Trump Won

Journalists, media types, reporters, you have two choices: you can fix these problems, or you can watch your profession go down in flames.

Politics | Politics

Trump Posted A False News Report To His Facebook Page And Got Thousands Of Shares

The report claimed that Kuwait had also issued a visa ban on several Muslim-majority countries after President Trump's immigration order. They didn't.

Politics | POLITICS

Want to resist the post-truth age? Learn to analyze photos like an expert would

Pay attention to perspective.

Miscellaneous | Social Media

Facebook Tweaks Its News Feed To Show More ‘Authentic’ Stories

Facebook has been having a fake news problem for a while now, but it was only last year that it was discovered how much trouble it could be, so much...

Miscellaneous | Social Media

From Headline to Photograph, a Fake News Masterpiece

Cameron Harris, a recent college graduate, pulled six million people into his bogus story about the discovery of fraudulent ballots for Hillary Clinton.

News | In The News

Pravda on the Checkout Line - POLITICO Magazine

First Donald Trump got an endorsement from the tabloids. Now he’s getting a mouthpiece.

Miscellaneous | Social Media

Introducing: The Facebook Journalism Project | Facebook Media

By Fidji Simo, Director of Product Facebook is a new kind of platform and we want to do our part to enable people to have meaningful conversations, to be informed and to be connected to each other. We know that...

Miscellaneous | Social Media

Did Media Literacy Backfire?

Anxious about the widespread consumption and spread of propaganda and fake news during this year’s election cycle, many progressives are…

Miscellaneous | Social Media

How to Destroy the Business Model of Breitbart and Fake News

Many companies don’t know that their ads are appearing next to abhorrent content. Tell them.

Miscellaneous | Social Media

Facebook’s Safety Check, Now Automated, Turns a Firecracker Into an Explosion

The social network automatically linked to a bogus article about an “explosion” in Thailand and appeared to conflate it with a 2015 bombing.

Science & Technology | UX Design

The Biggest UX Challenges Of 2017

UX is no longer just about user experience. It's about social justice.

News | Fake News

How Facebook’s Fact-Checking Partnership Will Work

A team of about six people will draw on the resources of ABC News to get to the bottom of questionable articles, said James Goldston, the president of ABC News.

Miscellaneous | Social Media

How a Putin Fan Overseas Pushed Pro-Trump Propaganda to Americans

With the explicit aim of getting Donald J. Trump elected, a website run by a far-right activist pumped out anti-Hillary Clinton hoaxes and drew tens of thousands of views.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Fake or real? How to self-check the news and get the facts

Your friend shares a story on Facebook. You read the headline and you think it's too good to be true, but it looks like it's from a news site. Experts offer tips to help you sniff out fact from fake.

News | Fake News

Flynn under fire for fake news - POLITICO

A shooting at a D.C. pizza restaurant is stoking criticism of the conspiracy theories being spread by Donald Trump’s pick for national security adviser.

History | History

History classes are our best hope for teaching Americans to question fake news and Donald Trump

An education in history teaches students to question the stories that are handed to us.

News | News

PolitiFact statements about Fake news

PolitiFact.com is a project of the Tampa Bay Times to help you find the truth in Washington and the Obama presidency.