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Stephen Colbert And Aubrey Plaza Use Fake News To Get Pups Adopted

The Huffington Post | Jillian Capewell | Posted 02.24.2017 | Entertainment

What’s more irresistible than a puppy looking for a new home? Stephen Colbert and Aubrey Plaza trying to sell you on their zany backstories. The lat...

Sean Hannity Flips Out After Getting Busted Sharing Fake News

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 02.23.2017 | Media

Sean Hannity doesn’t like being called out ― even when he admits he’s wrong. The Fox News host tweeted a link to a false story calling John McC...

We Cannot Afford To Sit Back While Trump Threatens America’s Democracy

Kenneth Roth | Posted 02.21.2017 | World
Kenneth Roth

I have spent three decades defending human rights around the world. I have seen the many ways that human rights and democratic principles get trampled...

Swedish PM Accuses Trump Of Something That Sounds Like Fake News

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 02.20.2017 | World

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven didn’t use one of Donald Trump’s favorite phrases, “fake news,” when he scolded the president for his rec...

We Are Not Fake News; We Are Not The Enemy

Jim Moore | Posted 02.20.2017 | Media
Jim Moore

When I see or hear the phrase, “Fake News,” written or uttered by President Trump or his Fakers who seek to undermine the nation’s confidence in...

New Poll Suggests 'Fake News' Has Almost No Meaning Anymore

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.17.2017 | Politics

Voters who supported President Donald Trump in last year’s election think most mainstream media reporting counts as fake news, according to a new po...

Fox Apologizes For Thinking Fake News Is A Clever Marketing Plan

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.17.2017 | Entertainment

Twentieth Century Fox has issued an apology for a tone-deaf marketing scheme for a new film that hinged on fake news articles planted on websites it i...

7 Tips To Help You Tell Real News From Fake

Spencer Critchley | Posted 02.17.2017 | Media
Spencer Critchley

I’ve been hearing a lot lately from people who feel overwhelmed by all the drastically different news narratives fighting for their attention — es...

Fake News has a Real Audience

Nigel Barber | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics
Nigel Barber

In a golden age of fake news (i. e., propaganda) we are becoming more accustomed to politicians spouting self-serving lies. We are also beginning to ...

Democracy Needs You: How To Avoid Fake News

Alana Moceri | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics
Alana Moceri

In his farewell speech, President Obama reminded us that "democracy needs you." This is not hyperbole, at its best, democracy is about the people. Dem...

Trump et al. Versus The Media: The Chasm Of Dissonance

Michael Lissack | Posted 02.14.2017 | Politics
Michael Lissack

What the current imbroglio between the media and the Trump Administration illustrates is how far adrift from the world of common references and fixed meanings we have come.

State Senator Calls Real Newspaper 'Fake News,' Earns A Lawsuit Threat

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.13.2017 | Politics

Colorado state Sen. Ray Scott (R) last week accused his local newspaper of publishing “fake news” about him. Now, the Grand Junction Daily Sentine...

Science Is Not Two-Sided: Why Critical Analysis is More Important Than Ever

David Szymanski | Posted 02.13.2017 | Science
David Szymanski

Fake news cemented its position as king as Donald Trump took his oath of office on January 20, 2017 as the 45th President of the United States. From A...

Seven Words the Feds Can't Say

William S. Becker | Posted 02.11.2017 | Green
William S. Becker

Shortly after Donald Trump's election, according to news reports, federal scientists scrambled to back up their climate data, the words "climate chang...

Come On Baby, Fight My Liar -- Redux

Steve Bhaerman | Posted 02.10.2017 | Politics
Steve Bhaerman

"We have our first new age President. For years, spiritual wannabes have talked about creating their own reality. This guy actually does it." -- Swa...

Sarah Palin's Website Features Misinformation Disguised As News

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.10.2017 | Politics

Former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has several websites that regularly feature misinformation labeled ...

No, Chris Cuomo, Being Called 'Fake News' Is Not Equivalent To Being Called 'The N-Word'

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 02.10.2017 | Black Voices

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo apologized Thursday after complaining that President Donald Trump’s “fake news” insult of his performance was equivalent ...

Trump Assistant Implies Literally, Like, Everything Is 'Fake News'

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics

A deputy assistant to President Donald Trump suggested Monday that every single scrap of news put out by the American media could rightfully be catego...

Are Negative Polls About President Trump Really Fake News?

Dr. John Johnson | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics
Dr. John Johnson

Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election. Sorry, people want border security and extreme vetting. - twee...

A Handy Glossary To Help You Translate 'Trump-Speak'

David Fagin | Posted 02.07.2017 | Comedy
David Fagin

Let’s face it. If ever we thought we’d find ourselves living in an Alice in Wonderland, topsy-turvy world, now would be that time. Facts are fake ...

News Roundup for February 6, 2017

Outspeak | Posted 02.06.2017 | HuffPost Live 321

Welcome to another day where reality is stranger than fiction.

From Holocaust Denial To Hitler Admiration, Google's Algorithm Is Dangerous

Frank Pasquale | Posted 02.06.2017 | World
Frank Pasquale

If you Google “Was the Holocaust real?” right now, seven out of the top 10 results will be Holocaust denial sites. If you Google “Was Hitler bad...

Bad Science makes Big Headlines

American Federation for Aging Research | Posted 02.09.2017 | Fifty
American Federation for Aging Research

by Steven N. Austad, Ph.D. - Scientific Director, American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) , Distinguished Professor  and  Chair, Department...

'Fake News' Is Real. Here's How To Know If You're Reading It.

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics

We’re in a new era in which exaggerated, misconstrued and sometimes completely false news stories exist. It’s also one in which the president of t...

Don't Take the Hate Bait

Living Room Conversations | Posted 02.01.2017 | Impact
Living Room Conversations

By Mary Gaylord We do it constantly, almost without thinking, hook, line, and sinker. The Free Dictionary defines this idiom as follows: "to be tri...