Reddit tipped me to the fact that Snopes has a section specifically for fake news. I’m not sure how new this is. The first page of it goes all the way back to November 24th, however, so don’t look to this as comprehensive.
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I’ve seen a lot of comments saying something to the effect of, “post-truth isn’t anything new; call it what it is: propaganda!” Or, “post-truth is just a bullshit buzzword for disinformation!” While I understand the impetus behind the “post-truth = propaganda” line of thought, as a librarian interested in how people interact with information, I think it’s important to clarify that they do not actually describe the same phenomena. 1,686 more words
To combat its “fake news” problem, Facebook is turning to the very people that consume it—its users.
The social network is testing a new feature that lets users rank a news article based on whether it contains deceptive phrasing. 336 more words
James Delingpole of Breitbart.com, the conservative news and opinion site, cherry-picked facts and developed a misleading analysis on climate change from reports and video published by… 268 more words