close Video Trump: Report on secret NKorea missile bases 'inaccurate' President insists the U.S. is fully aware of all of North Korea's missile sites amid reports that new satellite images reveal 'hidden' bases. President Trump on Tuesday pushed back on reports North Korea has several secret, smaller missile bases stashed in the mountains, calling the claims “inaccurate” and “just more fake news.” “The story in the New York Times concerning North Korea developing missile bases is inaccurate. We fully know about the sites being discussed, nothing new - and nothing happening out of the normal. Just more Fake News. I will be the first to let you know if things go bad!” Trump tweeted the day after the report's release. The New York Times and other outlets, including Fox News, reported Monday on a think tank's analysis of satellite images that allegedly showed the Hermit Kingdom had 16 hidden missile operating bases that were not … [Read more...] about Trump says reports of North Korea’s secret missile bases are ‘inaccurate, just more fake news’
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The Facebook video is nuts, but I can't tear my eyes away. A plane, struggling in a huge storm, does a 360-degree flip before safely landing and letting out terrified passengers. It turns out the video is totally bunk, spliced together from a computer-generated clip and unrelated real news footage. But that didn't stop the Facebook post from arriving in my News Feed via a friend last month. I watched it. Maybe you did, too: It has nearly 14 million views. Everyone now knows the web is filled with lies. So then how do fake Facebook posts, YouTube videos and tweets keep making suckers of us?To find out, I conducted a forensic investigation of the fake that fooled my social network. I found the original creator of that CG plane clip. I spoke to the Facebook executive charged with curbing misinformation. And I confronted my friend who shared it.The motives for a crazy plane report may be different from posts misdirecting American voters or fueling genocide in Myanmar. Yet some of the … [Read more...] about Essay: I fell for Facebook fake news. Here’s why millions of you did, too.
close Video Whatever Happened to ISIS? Squeezed by the U.S. military, the power of the terror group has shrunk. But, as Lucas Tomlinson reports, the fight is far from over. U.S. officials have rejected claims from Vladimir Putin that ISIS has taken nearly 700 people hostage, including several European and U.S. Nationals in Syria. A senior U.S. official told Fox News the story was "fake news" Speaking in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, Putin had claimed that ISIS was expanding its control in territory controlled by U.S. and U.S.-backed forces. Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club in Sochi, Russia, on Thursday, Oct. 18 (AP) Putin claimed: “Islamic State terrorists have delivered ultimatums and made certain demands, threatening to shoot ten people every day. “This is just horrible, it is a catastrophe. ISIS VOWS EIFFEL TOWER DRONE ATTACK IN NEW POSTER “Some US and … [Read more...] about US officials rebut Putin ISIS hostage claims: ‘fake news’
Geoffrey A. Fowler, The Washington Post Published 4:21 pm CDT, Thursday, October 18, 2018 Facebook added a warning label to the video of a spinning plane after fact checkers called it false. Facebook added a warning label to the video of a spinning plane after fact checkers called it false. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Geoffrey Fowler. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Geoffrey Fowler. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Facebook added a warning label to the video of a spinning plane after fact checkers called it false. Facebook added a warning label to the video of a spinning plane after fact checkers called it false. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Geoffrey Fowler. I fell for Facebook fake news. Here's why millions of you did, too. 1 … [Read more...] about I fell for Facebook fake news. Here’s why millions of you did, too.
News Arts Music Food Movies Calendar Guides Contests SFR Fun About By Paul Rosenberg | 20 minutes ago With the return of its annual list of censored stories in Censored 2019: Fighting the Fake News Invasion, Project Censored's vivid cover art recalls perhaps the most infamous example ever of actual "fake news:" HG Welles' War of the Worlds. The situation today may feel as desolate as the illustration by SFR's Anson Stevens-Bollen suggests, "but Censored 2019 is a book about fighting fake news," editors Andy Lee Roth and Mickey Huff observed in the book's introduction. In the end, they argued that "critical media education—rather than censorship, blacklists, privatized fact-checkers or legislative bans—is the best weapon for fighting the ongoing fake news invasion." Project Censored's annual list of 25 censored stories, which makes up the book's lengthy first chapter, is one of the best resources one can have for such … [Read more...] about The Real Fight Against Fake News