fake news

Social Media

Trump Is Having a Troll Party at the White House. Here's Who's Coming.

The White House invited right-wing provocateurs and fake news peddlers to its social media summit.
Tess Owen
David Uberti
7.11.19
Ronald Reagan

The Reagan “President” Quote that Trump Tweeted Isn't Real

No, Ronald Reagan did not predict Donald Trump’s presidency.
Kelly Vinett
7.8.19
food news

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
7.3.19
YouTube

YouTube’s Bad Anti-Conspiracy Algorithm Links Notre Dame Fire to 9/11 Attacks

The "information panel" feature, which is supposed to defend against fake news spread, promoted a link to terror attacks.
Samantha Cole
4.15.19
GOP

The GOP is in the awkward position to help the media Trump hates

The bipartisan Journalism Competition and Preservation Act could help the same news outlets the president often uses as a punchline.
David Uberti
4.4.19
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
3.11.19
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
3.11.19
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
3.11.19
The Truth and Lies Issue

The Latest Issue of VICE Magazine Gets to the Bottom of Belief, Memory, and Our Understanding of Reality

We have stories on the Mandela Effect, the increasing belief in extraterrestrials, how social media shapes our memories, and more.
ELLIS JONES
3.11.19
italy

The Very Busy Mayor of Bologna Is on Twitter Calling Spaghetti Bolognese 'Fake News'

The mayor of Bologna says the popular dish is a bunch of... bologna. But not everyone agrees.
Jelisa Castrodale
3.1.19
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
2.12.19
Facebook

The Indian general election is going to be a huge problem for Facebook

“India is a particularly tough challenge.”
David Gilbert
2.11.19
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