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Chobani Sues Alex Jones For Posting Vicious Fake News Stories

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 04.25.2017 | Business

Chobani filed a lawsuit this week against conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, accusing the right-wing radio host and his site, Infowars, of posting a fake...

Right-Wing Group's Study Of 'Negative' Trump Coverage Is Bogus

Terry Krepel | Posted 04.26.2017 | Media
Terry Krepel

Last month, the Media Research Center put out a so-called study claiming that the “liberal media” (read: just the evening news on CBS, NBC and ABC...

Donald Trump Jr. 'Fake News' Shirt Part II: Twitter Beats Him Up

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 04.16.2017 | Politics

What could be funnier than Donald Trump Jr. wearing a bright green T-shirt emblazoned with the label “very fake news”? The response on Twitter, of...

Donald Trump Jr. Is Delighted To Be Labeled 'Very Fake News'

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 04.16.2017 | Politics

At last. Donald Trump Jr. tweeted a photo of himself poolside giving two thumbs up and sporting a bright green T-shirt reading “Very Fake News.” L...

Facebook Cracks Down on 30,000 Fake News Accounts Ahead of French Election

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 04.14.2017 | Technology

Too late for the U.S. presidential election, Facebook is going after 30,000 phony accounts used to distribute fake news in France, ahead of the nation...

Unless The Government Acts Soon, Fake News Will Produce Deep Information Inequality

Philip N. Howard | Posted 04.06.2017 | World
Philip N. Howard

Computational propaganda flourished during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, but what is most concerning is not so much the amount of fake news on ...

The Inevitable Rise Of 'Fake News'

Ralph Nader | Posted 04.01.2017 | Media
Ralph Nader

“Fake news” comes in many different forms. Before the 2016 presidential election, the term was used to describe modern day yellow journalism―fal...

Weekend Roundup: With Cyber, There Are No Front Lines In War Or Peace

Nathan Gardels | Posted 03.31.2017 | World
Nathan Gardels

“There are no front lines in war or peace,” the late Israeli leader Shimon Peres told me in an interview way back in 1995 when the influence of th...

How Russia Feeds Our Non-Opiate Addiction

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 04.03.2017 | Media
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Michael Rosenblum

If someone tells you it is Tea-time, you know you are in Britain. Since the early 18th Century, Britain has been one of the world’s greatest consume...

Good People Spread Fake News

Alana Moceri | Posted 03.28.2017 | Media
Alana Moceri

There's this webpage making the rounds on Facebook that generates a tweet from Donald Trump about you on demand. Some are insulting, others are full o...

Why Do Trump Voters Believe His Lies? It's Not Because They're Stupid

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 03.27.2017 | Politics
Jon Hotchkiss

The cornerstones of President Trump’s campaign were promises to appeal Obamacare and ban Muslims from the US. It took Trump less than 70 days to fai...

Where Does The Term 'Fake News' Come From? The 1890s, Apparently

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 03.24.2017 | Arts

“Fake news” is so ubiquitous now, it’s hard to believe that just a few months ago, we barely ever used the term. According to Google Trends, it ...

This College Class On 'Historical Frauds' Could Be The Key To Fighting Pseudoscience

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.23.2017 | Healthy Living

Pseudoscience has been enjoying a major resurgence as of late, thanks in large part to the leadership of our conspiracy theorist in chief, President D...

Germany Considers Fining Social Media Sites For Hate Speech, Fake News

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 03.14.2017 | World

Germany is considering a crackdown on illegal social media content, including fake news stories, with threats to fine offenders up to $53 million if t...


Todd Gitlin | Posted 03.14.2017 | Media
Todd Gitlin

The home page of, the quasi-official voice of Steve Bannon’s White House, is a virtual stew of menace, a pit of monsters, an unending ...

Russian Trolls Fooled Sanders Voters With Anti-Clinton Fake News

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.13.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Last June, John Mattes started noticing something coursing like a virus through the Facebook page he helped administer for Bernie Sande...

There's An Obvious Reason Why Trump Has Gotten 'Negative' Press -- His Presidency Is A Mess

Eric Boehlert | Posted 03.07.2017 | Politics
Eric Boehlert

Recent media analyses have argued that President Donald Trump has received lots of negative news coverage since being sworn into office. But before hi...

Right-Wing Website Makes Up Loretta Lynch Quotes, Quietly Walks Them Back

Terry Krepel | Posted 03.06.2017 | Media
Terry Krepel

WorldNetDaily just loves telling lies about former Attorney General Loretta Lynch. First, then-WND reporter Aaron Klein falsely claimed Lynch had once...

The EU Is Fighting A Lopsided Battle Against Russian Disinformation

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 03.03.2017 | World

Hundreds of people demonstrated in Germany in January last year, after media outlets reported that migrants had abducted and raped a 13-year-old Russi...

I'm Liberal, But I Joined Almost 30 Pro-Trump Facebook Groups

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 03.04.2017 | Media
Jon Hotchkiss

Two weeks ago, I joined 25+ of Facebook’s most active, most popular and biggest Donald Trump voter groups, nearly 2 dozen Facebook groups in all, re...

We Aren't Living In A 'Post-Truth' Era Because We Never Lived In A 'Pre-Truth' Era

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 03.02.2017 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

“Post-truth,” the Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year in 2016, is defined as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts ...

Trump’s Decision To Skip The White House Correspondents’ Dinner Sends Journalists The Wrong Message

Ilgin Yorulmaz | Posted 03.01.2017 | World
Ilgin Yorulmaz

President Donald Trump: I was pleased to see the measured tone in your address to Congress Tuesday night and your dedication to solving the problems o...

An Open Letter To President Trump About Attacks On The Press -- And The Truth

Alexander Ragir | Posted 03.02.2017 | Media
Alexander Ragir

This post originally appeared on Video Strategist, a magazine published by Storyhunter. Dear President Trump, As journalists and founders of a network...

Here’s The Scam That Makes Conservatives Believe The Mainstream Media Is Lying

Spencer Critchley | Posted 03.02.2017 | Politics
Spencer Critchley

Recently a Facebook friend shared this outrage-inducing headline: BREAKING: Massive Illegal Immigrant Welfare Fraud Discovered. My first reaction was,...

Fox News Anchor Stands Up For CNN And Defines 'Fake News'

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 02.25.2017 | Media

After the White House blocked several major news organizations from attending an off-camera press briefing, known as a gaggle, journalists, both invit...