Saudi Media Are Promoting A Ludicrous “Fake Fiancé” Conspiracy Theory About Missing Journalist Jamal Khashoggi
“These conspiracy theories are nonsense and a dangerous distraction from finding out the truth of what happened to Jamal,” said the Washington Post.
A Fake Online Review Claimed Refugees "Slaughtered Goats" In A Hotel. This Newspaper Helped It Go Viral.
"Radisson Hotel Toronto East can confirm that the claims of goats being slaughtered in the public bathrooms are completely false statements," the hotel told BuzzFeed News.
If You Get Less Than 4/8 On This Quiz, You're Drowning In Fake News
Can you tell what was real news and what was fake news this week?
How A Hapless Bitcoin Entrepreneur Got Swept Up In The Crypto Craze And Started A Multimillion-Dollar Ponzi Scheme
A Quebec IT worker was certain he’d developed a foolproof way to mine bitcoin. Instead, it led him and his investors to ruin.
If You Get Less Than 5/7 On This Quiz, You're Drowning In Fake News
This week: phallic buildings, weed jokes, and horse-eating alligators.
If You Get 7/7 On This Quiz, Fake News Will Never Fool You
This week we have stories about floods, marine animals, and weird agriculture.
How An App Funded By Sheldon Adelson Is Covertly Influencing The Online Conversation About Israel
The Act.IL app paints itself as a grassroots initiative, but one expert calls it "advanced digital political astroturfing."
Reddit Just Banned The Biggest QAnon Subreddit After Users Called For Hillary Clinton's Death
Reddit says the community violated its policies against inciting violence and harassment.
Reddit Banned A Page That Trafficked In White Supremacist Content, But The Problem Is Much Bigger
Reddit is still home to communities such as /r/whitenationalism, /r/gentilesunited, and /r/whitebeauty, which promotes "fascist beauty standards."
Can You Tell The Difference Between This Week's Real News And Fake News?
This week's quiz features robots, people getting lost at sea, and vulgar tweets.
No, People Are Not Fundraising For Mollie Tibbetts Murder Suspect Cristhian Rivera
There's no such campaign for the man charged with first-degree murder in the death of Mollie Tibbetts, GoFundMe says.
Ohio's Secretary Of State Says Voter Fraud Did Not Affect A Special Election For A Congressional Seat
Some older Ohioans were given placeholder birthdates on their voter registrations, which has led to suggestions of voter fraud.
Here’s How Anti-Muslim Groups On Facebook Overlap With A Range Of Far-Right Extremism
Critics say the widespread anti-Muslim content on Facebook is something the company hasn’t taken seriously.
How YouTube Bolstered Another Baseless Conspiracy Theory About Pedophile Rings
The ever-growing QAnon conspiracy theory got a big boost from YouTube this week.
We Are Tracking All The Rumors About The Toronto Shooting
The shooter has been identified as 29-year-old Faisal Hussain.
Can You Tell Real News From Fake News? Take This Quiz To Find Out.
On this week's quiz: burgers, bees, and blimps.
How Anti-Muslim Propaganda Travels From Europe To North America To Trump’s Twitter Account
Websites that translate sensationalized European news reports into English are helping spread anti-Muslim attitudes in the US.
Rhino Poachers Were Eaten By Lions After Breaking Into A Wildlife Reserve In South Africa
“I just thank my lions. They saved our rhinos from another onslaught.”
A Canadian Jazz Festival Canceled A Play About Slave Songs After People Objected To Its Majority White Cast
The lead singer had said "I don't see color" when defending the play.