Fake news can vary widely in quality and believably from source to source, but quite often identifying it is as easy as taking a moment to learn who is behind a that particular website or social media account. Frequently the creators of fake news put quantity ahead of quality, and they are counting on the […]
A fabricated news report is behind false accounts that a CIA agent confessed to murdering Bob Marley on his deathbed.
Warnings about scams involving new Medicare ID cards circulated in February 2018.
A website known for publishing fabricated reports is behind bogus claims that George Soros suffered a massive heart attack in Hungary on Christmas Eve.
False rumors that Queen Elizabeth removed the Obamas from the Royal Wedding guest list came from websites that fabricate news stories.
George Bush Had a Listening Device Under His Jacket During His Debates With John Kerry–Unproven! Summary of eRumor: There was an unexplainable bulge under the back of President Bush’s coat during his debates with John Kerry that some observers say was an electronic device that allowed Bush to be prompted with information during the debate. […]
For the last several years, we have been hearing about foreign governments subverting United States elections using sophisticated teams that create fake stories and circulate them on social media. While foreign governments and large teams are most certainly a major source of disinformation, there are also tools available online that make it easy for anyone […]
Posts falsely claiming that typing "bff" into Facebook tells users if their accounts are secure circulated in March 2018.
This is a Facebook posting that alleged that President Obama, while serving in the U.S. Senate co-sponsored a "stand your ground" bill.