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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.

Ishmael N. Daro • 9 months ago

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.

Ishmael N. Daro • 9 months ago

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?

Ishmael N. Daro • 9 months ago

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.

Jane Lytvynenko • 9 months ago

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.

Ishmael N. Daro • 9 months ago

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.

Ishmael N. Daro • 9 months ago

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."

Ishmael N. Daro • 9 months ago

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.

Ishmael N. Daro • 10 months ago

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."

Ishmael N. Daro • 10 months ago

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.

Ishmael N. Daro • 10 months ago

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.

Ishmael N. Daro • 10 months ago

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.

Ishmael N. Daro • 11 months ago

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.

Ishmael N. Daro • 11 months ago

How YouTube Bolstered Another Baseless Conspiracy Theory About Pedophile Rings

The ever-growing QAnon conspiracy theory got a big boost from YouTube this week.

Ishmael N. Daro • 11 months ago

We Are Tracking All The Rumors About The Toronto Shooting

The shooter has been identified as 29-year-old Faisal Hussain.

Ishmael N. Daro • 11 months ago

Can You Tell Real News From Fake News? Take This Quiz To Find Out.

On this week's quiz: burgers, bees, and blimps.

Ishmael N. Daro • One year ago

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.

Ishmael N. Daro • One year ago

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.”

Ishmael N. Daro • One year ago

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.

Ishmael N. Daro • One year ago

Walmart Took "Impeach 45" Shirts Off Its Website After Backlash From Trump Supporters

There are many pro-Trump items still available on the retailer's website.

Ishmael N. Daro • One year ago