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Interview with Fake News entrepreneur

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by MarkFL Nov 27. 6 Replies

NPR provides a fascinating first hand account of the US fake news industry.…Continue

Tags: fake news industry, fake news

Fake news disguised as opinion

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 26. 2 Replies

Yet another way to spread fake news, post it as an opinion piece. The case in point, a mainstream paper promotes disinformation in its headline, while complaining of fake news elsewhere at the same…Continue

Tags: impact of misleading headlines, fake news

By making money on fake news, did European teens throw US election?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Nov 23. 2 Replies

In Veles, a central Macedonia town, teenagers have been making money by creating a hundred fake news Facebook sites. Facebook clicks by easily mislead US conservatives were the Nigerian Prince email…Continue

Tags: misinformation for profit, fake Facebook news

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 5, 2013 at 11:03pm

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 31, 2013 at 12:48am

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 18, 2013 at 5:24pm

CNN pays attention to those poor rapists who were just found guilty. The victims? pffft!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 17, 2013 at 4:35pm

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 17, 2013 at 4:17pm

Beyond proofreading fail.

Comment by Grinning Cat on March 5, 2013 at 1:31pm

Motivated reasoning: climate denialism hooks into what many of us would like to believe, that we can keep on feasting on an "energy banquet" forever, with continued growth, and so on, and so forth.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 5, 2013 at 12:40pm

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 24, 2013 at 10:37pm

I laughed at that generic caption with "NAME HERE" on the air, but feel sorry for the tech who accidentally put it on the live program!

Some photo caption goofs in print media:

http://www.jumbojoke.com/caption_contests_the_denver_post_way.html

http://www.jumbojoke.com/another_caption_gone_wrong.html

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 24, 2013 at 1:07pm

Comment by Lillie on November 22, 2012 at 7:29pm

I am really surprised Faux News got 3 right.

 

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