fake news

  1. Whitebeard

    UK cancer charity appoints 'fake news' nurse

    The UK's leading cancer support charity Macmillan Cancer Support, has become so concerned about the plethora of web sites pushing, fake, false and quack cancer treatments and dangerous false information, that it is employing a full time nurse to work across the charities social media platforms...
  2. Mick West

    Debunked: CIA Agent Confesses On Deathbed: ‘We Blew Up WTC7 On 9/11’ [HOAX]

    A story on the clickbait fake news site YourNewsWire claims: 79-year-old retired CIA agent, Malcom Howard, has made a series of astonishing claims since being released from hospital in New Jersey on Friday and told he has weeks to live. Mr. Howard claims he was involved in the “controlled...
  3. Mick West

    Debunked: Cargo Plane Carrying "Nukes" to Korea [French Air Display]

    Conspiracy oriented Intellihub is claiming that a large cargo plane spotted flying low over California accompanied by ten small jet planes was possibly transporting nuclear weapons to Korea. This is a false, and only a few minutes research revealed that the planes were the French airforce...
  4. Critical Thinker

    Acknowledging and Confronting our own biases

    I am posting this to spur a Meta-level discussion where people can share their experiences in acknowledging and confronting their own biases. Not everyone here has an 'out of the rabbit hole' story, but maybe they have a story to share where they confronted their own intellectual biases. We all...
  5. Mick West

    Burying the Debunk: How Fake News about "Pyramids" in Antarctica Creates False Balance

    Tall tales of pyramids in Antarctica date back to the 1931 H. P. Lovecraft story At the Mountains of Madness. The story was written at a time when the continent had barely been explored, and huge expanses were still yet to be surveyed. The remote and inaccessible nature of the land allowed...
  6. Mick West

    Debunked: Donald Trump Promises to Reopen 9/11 Probe [Fake News]

    On October 18th 2015 (over a year ago), a satirical/fake news site "World News Daily Report" published a fake news story about Donald Trump, saying: RICHMOND, VA | Donald Trump, the GOP’s 2016 front-runner, brought his campaign to Henrico County on Wednesday night, where he made an unexpected...
  7. Mick West

    Debunked: English Young Father Assaulted by Muslim Mob in Baildon, UK [White Youths]

    A Facebook video by "Patriots Global Alliance" claims to show: ~English young father brutally assaulted by a muslim mob in Baildon, West Yorks, on New Years Eve. Not much media coverage for obvious reasons! #ReligionOfPeace However actual local media coverage of the event tells a very different...
  8. Mick West

    Debunked: Furious American Citizens In San Bernardino Burn Down Radical Islamic Mosque

    On December 11, 2015, 23 year old Carl James Dial Jr., of Palm Desert was arrested for the firebombing of mosque of the Islamic Society of the Coachella Valley earlier that day. The lobby of the building was damaged, and nobody was injured. Dial seems to have acted alone, and the mosque was 75...
  9. Graham2001

    Debunked: 'First' FEMA Camp opens in Arizona

    First up the original story as it appeared on a Fake News site ('The National Report') seeking to keep the 'Jade Helm' clicks'a comin and which was repeated by various people as 'real news'. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has officially opened their first “Political Realignment...