Category Archives: Fake News

Facebook Targets Hate Group and Vaccine Misinformation

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hugs a mosque-goer at the Kilbirnie mosque in Wellington, New Zealand, on March 17, 2019 In the wake of the New Zealand mosque shootings in which 50 worshippers were killed by a white nationalist gunman, Facebook … Continue reading

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Extreme Moderation

Imagine being exposed to all of the hateful, terrible and evil things human beings are capable of, 8 hours day. Well if you are a Facebook content moderator, this is your job. The tech news outlet Verge goes into great … Continue reading

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Going Viral About “Fake Science”–Who Wins, Who Loses, and Why

Marco Zozaya created a viral storm several years ago when he cleverly took on the subject of vaccines and autism. His 2-minute video has attracted over 8 million views, which for a 12-year old is a tsunami of eyeballs and … Continue reading

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Donnie, why no friends?

This President of our United States has been reported to be without close friends. In September 2017, Politico magazine dubbed him “The Loneliest President.”  For argument’s sake, assuming there’s a shadow of truth behind this bit of fake news, one … Continue reading

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The Second Amendment takes aim at the First Amendment!

The NRA has released a new “freedom is the safest place” ad campaign and within it the NRA claims they are the defender of free speech and they plan on exercising their free speech. The NRATV ads, featuring Dana Loesch, … Continue reading

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Facebook does civic engagement damage control with Town Hall

It’s an invite anyone who has ever worked in a large organization cringes when they see: the company-wide Town Hall. Leadership will hold a webcast, all will gather, and polished speeches about quarterly results and skirting any mention of layoffs with coded … Continue reading

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Seeing “Fake News” Go Viral, 20th Century Fox Uses it to Promote New Movie–Ad Stunt Gets More Negative Reviews Than Movie

Real trailer for the movie, A Cure for Wellness “A Cure for Wellness” is a movie about a ‘fake’ cure that makes people sicker,” 20th Century Fox said.  “As part of this campaign, a ‘fake’ wellness site, healthandwellness.co, was created … Continue reading

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