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Trump Campaign's Ad Showing 'Real' American Workers Actually Uses Foreign Stock Photos

The MAGA team used Turkish stock photos of a bearded hipster and a Japanese coffee shop instead of finding "real" Americans to appear in its ads.
Jelisa Castrodale
7.4.19
the internet

I Was in a Viral Fake News Meme About VICE

Which was funny, until a load of supposedly internet-literate people started believing it was real.
Niloufar Haidari
5.21.19
The Truth and Lies Issue

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

In a tiny 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
3.18.19
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
3.18.19
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
3.18.19
Media

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
10.17.18
fake news

Man Sues InfoWars for Spreading Rumour He Was the Parkland Shooter

Marcel Fontaine has been repeatedly harassed after the notorious conspiracy site ran a photo linking him to the mass shooter, the lawsuit says.
Jules Suzdaltsev
4.3.18
Hate Island

Alt-Right Figures Pretending to Be Journalists Are Playing a Dangerous Game

Far-right agitators are increasingly becoming "reporters", whose main target is other media.
Simon Childs
James Poulter
3.12.18
Can't Handle the Truth

Don't Worry, Tide Pods Aren't Going Anywhere

Don't believe the story about Tide pulling the toxic little guys off the shelves.
Mike Pearl
1.28.18
Can't Handle the Truth

Trump Has No Idea What 'Fake News' Means

The president is apparently super mad about reporting errors that outlets have already apologized for. Weirdly, he doesn't seem to care about errors that make him sound good.
Mike Pearl
1.22.18
Can't Handle the Truth

Hawaii's Mistaken Ballistic Missile Alert Shows How Fake News Spreads

And more stories that turned out to be nothing.
Mike Pearl
1.14.18
Can't Handle the Truth

Is Fake News Actually Not a Big Deal?

According to the latest research, fake news consumers are also real news junkies. Does balancing out your fake news with real news make everything OK?
Mike Pearl
1.8.18
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