fakenews

  • Pope Francis calls on journalist to communicate with the truth

    Pope Francis on Wednesday denounced the spread of “fake news” as evil, saying the “weighty responsibility” to stem misinformation “rests on the shoulders” of journalists. In advance text released for his message for World Communications Day 2018, the pontiff urged everyone to “promote a journalism of peace” and one that...
  • President Trump takes time to present the ‘fake news’ awards

    President Trump gave out fake news “awards” to six news organizations Wednesday night, capping a much-hyped social media spectacle that matched Trump’s penchant for showmanship with his disdain for the news media covering it. None of the recipients of Trump’s backhanded laurels were surprising: They’ve been frequent targets of...
  • Fake News or Not Fake News??? Were Chuck E. Cheese tokens sold as bitcoins ???

    A story of a “Bitcoin scam” fired across the web this week telling of a New York City man who made $1.1. million in cash selling doctored Chuck E. Cheese tokens as Bitcoins, the skyrocketing digital currency. Share after share on social media showed people praising the story’s conman for duping apparent idiots into...
  • ‘Fake News’ Voted Second Most Annoying Phrase of 2017 By Americans

     According to a new poll, the phrase “fake news” — one often used by President Trump — is the second-most annoying phrase used in casual conversation this year. The Marist Poll revealed that 23% of Americans were not very fond of the term made popular by Mr. Trump. The phrase...
  • Pope criticizes ‘fake news’, calls it a ‘grave sin’

    Pope Francis had a message this weekend for journalist spreading so-called “fake news”: you’re committing a “very serious sin.” Speaking to the Catholic media on Saturday, the pope criticized journalists who sensationalize the news and bring up old scandals in their reporting, calling their actions a “grave sin that...
  • Senator John McCain has a message for President Trump!

    Senator John McCain again called out President Trump for his anti-media rhetoric. In a tweet Wednesday afternoon, McCain shared a new report from the Committee to Protect Journalists that says the number of journalists imprisoned around the world has reached 262, a new record. The total includes 21 reporters being held...
  • Video: President Trump threatens license of NBC and other Networks about Fake News!

    President Trump openly threatened Wednesday to go after the licenses of “NBC and the Networks,” as he ratcheted up his complaints about “Fake News.” “With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for...
  • Facebook has come up with a button to combat ‘fake news’!

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  • Americans are blaming Facebook for “Fake News” Now!

    The public has a tough message for Facebook: The social media giant needs to stop fake news — especially when it’s funded by Russia. According to a new poll commissioned by the Factual Democracy Project, a group trying to fight the spread of intentionally fabricated news stories on social...