How to identify fake news

The rise of fake news has many people wondering if the news they're getting today is real or fake, and wondering how they can identify fake news themselves. Personally, I prefer news sources that have been around for at least 30 years and are boring as hell. If it's a source that has its roots back in the days of Edward R. Murrow and Walter Kronkite and analyzes an issue in the most...

Italy’s most popular political party leads Europe in fake news

Fake news and propaganda isn't just a problem in the United States. It's a problem across the western world that is driving the popularity of far-right movements. A recent article on BuzzFeed.com examines the problem in Italy, where it states that country's most popular political party leads Europe in fake news and Kremlin propoganda. The Russian interference in the politics of other countries...

How disinformation is destroying America

Foreign Policy recently ran a fascinating article on the threat misinformation poses to American democracy. The article begins with a fantastic quote from Walter Lippmann: "There can be no liberty for a community which lacks the means by which to detect lies." It goes on to discuss how many in the country have become unable to distinguish facts and how we have become unable to have a...