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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 I thought it might be fun to get some other people to do it instead.
Oobah Butler
Jake Lewis

How Brazil's Far Right Is Weaponizing Fake News

Borrowing from the Trump campaign’s successful strategy in the 2016 elections, Jair Bolsonaro is relying on “firehosing” to increase his chances of winning the Brazilian presidency—and it’s working.
Amauri Eugênio Jr.
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Man Sues InfoWars for Spreading Rumor 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
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Trump agrees to meet North Korea's Kim face to face, federal judge offers Trump Twitter advice, Pacific nations flout US with free trade deal, and more.
VICE Staff
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
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
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
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
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Twitter Joke Convinced People Trump Watches the 'Gorilla Channel' All Day

The fake 'Fire and Fury' excerpt fooled the internet into thinking the president loves his "gorilla-based content."
Drew Schwartz
Can't Handle the Truth

The Ten Most Toxic Pieces of Fake News in 2017

A roundup of the year's ugliest, most damaging lies.
Mike Pearl
Desus & Mero

Desus and Mero Discuss Donald Trump's Strange Relationship with Water

Here's what happens when a Diet Coke fanatic switches to tap.
Sarah Bellman
Can't Handle the Truth

The Forged Chuck Schumer Harassment Claim Was Fake News at Its Worst

A bizarre story shows how toxic the media environment has become.
Mike Pearl