fake news

The Truth and Lies Issue

Why People Post Fake News

When it comes to the stories we share on the internet, the line between empirical truth and emotional truth can be extremely hard to parse.
Emilie Friedlander
The Truth and Lies Issue

What Facebook Is Getting Wrong in the Fight Against Fake News

Brooke Binkowski spends her days in search of the misinformation and propaganda that have infected digital media. We caught up with her to talk Facebook and fact-checking.
David Uberti
The Truth and Lies Issue

How a Young Girl's Death in 2000 Gave Birth to an Urban Legend

On July 1, in a tiny English village, eight-year-old Sarah Payne was playing with her brothers and sister in a country lane. Then she wasn’t. The media panic that followed is a case study in how urban legends are born and spread.
Gavin Haynes
trump rally

Trump thrashed the media — then one of his supporters attacked a cameraman

“The crowd had been whipped up into a frenzy against the media by Trump."
David Gilbert
fake news

Trump is “worst perpetrator of false information” in America, U.N. official monitoring freedom of expression says

Rex Santus
faux news

Even Fox News thinks Trump went too far with Jim Acosta

Trump's favorite network has declined to side with him on this one.
Rex Santus
fake snooze

CNN sues Trump for barring Jim Acosta from the White House

“This severe and unprecedented punishment is the culmination of years of hostility by President Trump against CNN and Acosta based on the contents of their reporting."
Rex Santus

Trump’s war on the media is driving students to journalism

How a "Trump and the media" course by a former New York Times editor in Toronto is changing career paths.
Anne Gaviola

WhatsApp is managing its fake news crisis in Brazil from an office in Silicon Valley

“It gives us a sense of how important we are.”
David Gilbert

I Sent Fake Versions of Myself On TV and Everyone Fell for It

I'm no good at doing press for my shed story, so thought it might be fun to get some other people to do it instead.
Oobah Butler
Donald Trump

Trump starts a feud with an algorithm after Googling his own name

"Google search results for ‘Trump News’ shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake New Media."
David Gilbert

India is threatening to sue WhatsApp over mob lynchings linked to fake news

“Rampant circulation of irresponsible messages in large volumes on WhatsApp’s platform has not been addressed adequately."
David Gilbert