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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though...

Pepper Bryars: Officials claiming voter suppression in Alabama are crying wolf

We need words to mean things. The phrase “fake news” has been so widely applied that it’s now essentially meaningless, other than identifying those who...

Daniel Sutter: Fake news and the market for ideas

Traditional social media have been criticized recently for purveying fake news. California may form a commission to investigate stemming fake news, while Congressional hearings...

Facebook’s election ‘war room’ takes aim at fake information

In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook's expansive Silicon Valley campus, a locked door bears a taped-on sign that reads "War Room." Behind the...

Gary Palmer caught in Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump crossfire

Alabama 7th District U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer has been caught in the crossfire between President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Last week, Trump fired several...

Parker Snider: A guide to fake news

More than once every day. That’s how often President Donald Trump publicly calls something “fake”—be it a story, poll, or news organization. Just this week, Facebook CEO...

Can we agree to ban the term “Fake News”?

President Donald Trump has shaken up a lot norms in the political world. Some things he's introduced to the Office of President for the...

Martha Roby goes after POLITICO for fake news

Taking a page straight from President Donald Trump’s playbook, Alabama 2nd District U.S. Rep. Martha Roby is calling out "fake news" just like Trump has on...

Retracted CNN story a boon for president at war with media

For a president seemingly at perpetual war with "fake news," the resignation of three CNN journalists over a retracted story about a Donald Trump...

Donald Trump marks his first month with tweets, turmoil

One month after the inauguration, the stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of Donald Trump's White House still is a hard-hat zone. Skeletal remains...
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