Other stories about fake news

Fake news trips up Americans in new study

 Fake news was a big issue in the past presidential election, with accusations flying of attempts to influence voting by using made-up news...
Happening Now June 20, 2018

Fake news backlash? Fewer use Facebook for news

Facebook began as a place to post profiles and connect with people at specific universities. It grew into so much more, and recently Facebook...
Happening Now June 14, 2018

Facebook promises fail: Site can't control fake news and viral lies after Sante Fe school shooting

One of the best parts about the internet age, especially now with social media sites, is that information can be distributed quickly and broadly....
Happening Now May 21, 2018

Find out if you liked a Facebook page that was operated by Russian trolls

Even two years later, we all remember the 2016 political season. Maybe not for the campaigns or even about the results, but because of...
Happening Now May 13, 2018

Did you see this mystery Facebook glitch?

Once a shining star in the social media world, Facebook has hit a rough patch that it is still trying to recover from. Just...
Happening Now May 2, 2018

Facebook's plan to fight election interference

Facebook has really been under fire lately. It started a couple weeks ago with the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook fiasco. Many people are super annoyed with...
Happening Now April 1, 2018

Is Google really preventing you from getting the best travel deals?

When you're searching for the best travel deals you're likely to go to Google first. But recent allegations put Google under fire for preventing...
Happening Now December 30, 2017

This new Facebook tool can tell if you fell for Russian propaganda

We’re bombarded with all kinds of news and it's not always clear whether we can trust the source or if it's simply fake news....
Happening Now December 27, 2017

Facebook launches new security feature you need to use now

We all use Facebook to connect with our friends and family. Unfortunately cybercriminals use Facebook to scam us. Wouldn't it be ideal if we...
Happening Now December 26, 2017

Watch out for these Texas shooting hoaxes and rumors

On Sunday, another horrific tragedy struck the nation as a man attacked a church in South Texas, killing 26 people. Unfortunately, internet trolls and...
Happening Now November 6, 2017