Bringing you just the headlines

  • Trump’s Fake Diplomacy and ‘Fake News’

    The president makes a habit of denouncing accurate information as "fake news" while promoting his own fabrications as reality, and this is just the latest example of that.

    The American Conservative
  • Fake News, Fake Polls – CNN Edition

    It’s been a tough few weeks for CNN. So, when pushing multiple fake news stories go bust, it's time for a fake poll.
  • Top 10 books about fake news

    Mendacious propaganda has a long history, in fiction from George Orwell to Philip Roth – and real-life reports by authors including Roald Dahl We all lie. But some of us are better at it than others. Then there are people who are so good at lying that they are paid to change the minds of millions, using techniques few of us will ever understand. It is often said that we live in an age of fake news, but this has been going on for years, and so have attempts to describe, analyse and anticipate its...

    the Guardian
  • Could language be the key to detecting fake news?

    Purveyors of disinformation can be caught out by the particular words they use, according to new research The internet represents the biggest explosion of data in human history. There’s more out there, and more access to it than ever before. The information ecosystem is a bit like a tropical rainforest: luxuriant, dense and fiercely competitive. As such, it contains its fair share of predators and poisonous plants. Deliberately misleading articles, websites and social media posts can come about...

    the Guardian
  • Opinion: Trump is spreading his own fake news about Iran. But why?

    It's unclear whether the president changed his mind about the issue — or whether he really can't remember

    The Independent
  • Facebook has a gaping loophole in its fight against fake news

    Facebook has a major loophole that allows nefarious users to get around its strategy to stop fake news. The social media giant has been taking its fight against misinformation and fake news more seriously in recent years. The company has taken action against malicious accounts spreading disinformation. Its updated its policies to keep misinformation off the platform. Studies have even shown that the steps Facebook has taken are working. That’s all good news! However, a recently discovered...

  • WHO, Facebook team up vs vaccine fake news

    The World Health Organization (WHO) is confronting vaccine misinformation spread through social media as it teamed up with Facebook to curb the anti-vaccination movement that has become a “global crisis,” according to scientists and health professionals. by Sheila Crisostomo