Fake News

Someone used software to psychoanalyse Trump’s Tweets – and the results are not good

From the endless rage-tweets against political rivals to such immortal classics as ‘covfefe’, the entire world now winces when Donald Trump reaches …

Australian Universities

The future of fake news: don't believe everything you read, see or hear

A new breed of video and audio manipulation tools allow for the creation of realistic looking news footage, like the now infamous fake Obama speech<p>In an age of Photoshop, filters and social media, many of us are used to seeing manipulated pictures – subjects become slimmer and smoother or, in the …

News (U.S.)

Fake News? Trump Transgender Military Ban Is Nothing New, He Is Undoing 2016 Obama Law

Many were shocked to discover that President Trump had proclaimed, via Twitter, that transgender individuals would not be allowed to serve in the …

LGBTQ

Trolling ourselves to death in the age of Trump

Trolling is no longer confined to the dark corners of the internet, especially now the president is engaging in it<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>Last month, the New York Times took on the seemingly impossible task of counting the lies of Donald Trump. To make this task …

Liberal POV

Defend Europe Ship C-Star Detained And Crew Arrested In Cyprus Says Local Media

The ship has still to reach its intended destination.<p>The ship chartered by far-right group Defend Europe to hamper the rescue of refugees in the Mediterranean has been evacuated and its Captain and Deputy Captain arrested in Cyprus, according to local media.<p>The Kibris Postasi reports the pair were …

Migration

FAKE-POLL-Reuters has Trump favorability down to 35%….

The fake pollster of fake polls Reuters has absurdly announced that the greatest president ever except for Lincoln has a favorability rating of 35%, …

Conservative POV

Trump says liberation from 'Obamacare nightmare' is close

Trump claims no other president had done “anywhere near” what he has in his first six months<p>YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Celebrating a slim but symbolic …

Donald Trump

Trump is confused about Amazon and taxes. Here’s what Amazon really wants

Lower taxes, but not sales taxes. Trump fired off a series tweets on Monday night and Tuesday morning suggesting that Amazon is "using the <i>Washington Post</i> as a lobbyist" to keep Congress from scrutinizing Amazon's "no-tax monopoly." First of all, the <i>Post</i> is owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, not by …

Amazon

South Africa: Cybercrimes Bill Threatens Our Freedom

analysis<p>The Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill will affect every internet user in South Africa - but at 139 pages long, there's a lot to go through. …

South Africa

Opinion: The value of limits

No one likes to think about limits, especially in the tech industry, where the idea of putting constraints on almost anything is perceived as …

Intelligence

Hannity tells millions of viewers to tweet at ‘fake news’ journalists – here’s what happened

Sean Hannity called on his millions of viewers to use the power of social media against what he said were purveyors of “fake news” attacks on the president. He made the call Monday night on his Fox News show.<p>“Now over the past few weeks the Trump administration has been ramping up one of the most …

Donald Trump

Column: How I use George Washington to make kids care about 'fake news'

“Washington Crossing the Delaware” by <i>Emanuel Leutze (American, Schwäbisch Gmünd 1816–1868 Washington, D.C.) via The Metropolitan Museum of Art</i> is …

Journalism

Trump confirms secret CIA operation in Syria on Twitter

The president denounced details of a Washington Post story, seemingly acknowledging classified intelligence in the process.<p>President Donald Trump …

Liberal POV

Trump Gives Speech To Boy Scouts, When He Mentions Obama Things Take A Turn

Advertisement - story continues below<p>President Donald Trump gave America’s Boy Scouts a speech unlike any they had ever heard before Monday as he …

Conservative POV

Donald Trump: Washington Post being used as weapon by Amazon to lobby Congress

<b>Washington:</b> US president Donald Trump has attacked <i>The Washington Post</i>, owned by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, alleging that the daily is being …

Donald Trump

Spot The Photoshopped Images In This Eye-Opening ‘Fake News’ Quiz

<b>Fake news is one</b> of the internet’s biggest concerns at the moment. Image alteration can even be done on the smartphone, and learning how to …

News Media

Scheer faces another 'fake news' eruption

For the second time in less than a month, Canada's Official Opposition Leader Andrew Scheer is facing a "fake news" eruption within his …

Canadian News

Save Snopes: Fake News Fact Checker Asks for Money From Readers as Legal Battle Looms

'For the first time in our history, we are turning to you, our readership, for help,' the site said in a statement.

World News

Venezuela on the Edge of Civil War

Venezuela is a step closer to civil war after July 20th‘s “fake referendum ” held by the government opposition. Corporate Fake News (i.e. mainstream …

Venezuela

Andile Mngxitama: We will accept money from the Guptas, but News24 is fake news [video]

Oh dear. We know we should probs stop giving dear ol’ Andile Mngxitama airtime, but we’re all trying to figure out just how badly brainwashed he …

News Media

FACT CHECK: Is Amazon Paying Taxes?

President Trump targeted Amazon in yet another unhinged Twitter rant for supposedly not paying taxes. Yet again, Trump is wrong.<p>Here is what Trump …

Conservative POV

Himes: Kushner confirms Trump's 'fake news'

Democratic Congressman Jim Himes said, what the President has been calling 'fake news' has been confirmed time and time again in an interview with CNN's Alisyn Camerota.

Donald Trump

Trump: Washington is a 'sewer' not a 'swamp'

After a little more than six months in office, President Donald Trump offered an update Monday to perhaps his most popular campaign slogan that he said might more accurately address the realities of Washington politics.<p>“Drain the Swamp should be changed to Drain the Sewer - it's actually much worse …

Donald Trump

Newswire: Get Involved, Internet: Help Snopes keep busting actual fake news

For decades, long before “fake news” become it’s own ridiculous kind of bullshit, <i>Snopes</i> has been the internet’s best hope for separating fascinating lies from boring reality. Ever wondered if a dead Bigfoot was really found in New Mexico? Or if the entire planet will be plunged into darkness this …

News Media

Trump’s War On Truth

He is trying to destroy the credibility of everybody who can hold him accountable.<p>Donald Trump went to war when the U.S. Intelligence Community unanimously concluded that Russian criminals had interfered with the 2016 presidential election.<p>Not with the Russian criminals.<p>With the press and the …

Donald Trump

“Game of Thrones” showed the enormous power of fear-mongering and fake news

The word of the year in 2016 was “post-truth,” according to Oxford Dictionaries. Politifact’s “lie of the year,” meanwhile, was not one lie but a class of them: fake news, the deliberate trafficking of misinformation that rose to infamy during America’s recent presidential election. And now, it’s …

Game of Thrones

How can kids figure out what’s credible news and what’s fake news?

The line is getting blurred and it's important to distinguish the difference<p>Fake news has gotten a lot of attention. Even the term has earned several definitions. The quantity and types of news sources in the digital age have made it more challenging to determine what’s real and what’s fake. …

Liberal POV

The Roman-Germanic battle that became 'fake news'

It was a surprising upset when Germanic tribes fought the Romans and won in 9 AD. The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest has spurned numerous myths - and …

News Media

Trump: Washington ‘actually much worse than anyone ever thought’

President Trump in a tweet early Monday said Washington is “actually worse than anyone thought.”<p>“Drain the Swamp should be changed to Drain the …

Donald Trump

Makeup Dupes Are Unknowingly Being Bought by Consumers

There’s a reason there’s a cottage industry growing up around makeup dupes: the knockoffs of your favorite products can be really and actually <i>good</i>. When you snag a faux version of a high-end highlighter from the drugstore or online, you know (and are cool with the fact) that you’re not getting the …

Makeup