The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast
Democrats Will Never Win the Fact-Checking War
Right-wing politicians can get away with ignoring media criticism, but Democrats can't.
Snopes Says it Needs to Raise $500k to Stay in Business
It had to start a GoFundMe campaign.
We Need to Teach Kids How to Be Skeptical of the Internet
According to a year-long study from Stanford researchers, the inability of young students to tell “fake news” from real news is alternately “dismaying,” “bleak,” and a “threat to democracy.”
The Real Journalists Behind Facebook’s Push to Stop Fake News
Organizations like Politifact and Snopes will help verify stories as they're shared.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
How to Be Your Own Fact-Checker During the Presidential Debate
Sometimes, if you want something done right, you need to do it yourself.
Calling Bullshit on the Internet's Islamophobic Memes
Words aren't necessarily true just because they're superimposed over an image.
Here's How to Prevent Fake News from Spreading on Social Media
There's a lot of BS in our newsfeeds, but we can change that.
The Internet Is a Giant Lie Factory
Even though the world wide web has made it easier than ever to disprove rumors and urban legends, there's still a lot of disinformation that goes viral thanks to the legions of people who will click "share" before checking to see if something is true.
The "Secrets" War
Julian Assange "leaks" on Alex Gibney's new film, as the fight for mainstream press freedom takes a WikiLeaks turn.
Obamacare Is Dead!
The individual mandate has been shot down! Wait...
Mike Check: Reading Between the Lines of the Daisey Story
As an intern at the Believer in 2005, Jim Fingal was assigned to fact-check John D'Agata's article on the 2002 suicide of Las Vegas teenager Levi Presley. The article appeared in 2010, and the factchecking process forms the basis of the book "_The...