After Fake News, Facebook Starts Crackdown on Spammy Ads

Facebook has rolled out a new update that seeks to cut down on spammy ads on users’ news feeds. The announcement came just over a month after the social media site clamped down on fake news and disinformation. “With this…

Facebook Releases New Plan to Fight Its Problem With Fake News 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has admitted that the social media site can be used as a propaganda tool or for the propagation of fake news. Now, the social media giant has released a report to outline what it’s doing about…

When Fake News is Real News and Real News is Fake News

All of this talk about fake news is starting to take root into the mainstream news bubble as if it were true, which it isn’t in any discernible or meaningful way. We are already seeing social media and left leaning…

Stanford Study: Teens Clueless On Distinguishing Sponsored Content

A Stanford Study of 7,804 students from middle school through college illustrated that young people are clueless in knowing what is actual news versus sponsored content. This study comes on the heels of fake news hysteria that Facebook and other…

Fake Twitter Buyout Article Fools Everyone, Sends Stock Soaring

Hoax articles – fooling everyone from your racist uncle on Facebook to top Wall Street investors. An article suggesting that Twitter had received a $31 billion offer sent the company’s stock prices soaring earlier this afternoon. The article, called Twitter…

Charles Manson Hoax Reveals A Need To Fact Check

In today’s social media-driven world, it’s far too easy to take some “fact” found on the internet and run with it. Just look at Twitter. Celebrities are regularly murdered off by persons who feel that spreading fake death rumors is…

Subway Jared Death Hoax Goes Viral

Jared Fogle, better known as “Subway Jared” or the “Subway Guy”, is the latest victim of a celebrity death hoax. On Monday, the news of Fogle’s “death” went viral with thousands of people taking to their social media accounts to…