Fake News: A Case Study


Real fake news articles feature fabricated stories crafted to push a particular agenda. In most cases, the thesis of the article is supported by alternative facts (lies). But there are more subtle, more insidious types of fake news. Specifically, articles that might pass a cursory fact check, but have been written to espouse a point of view unintended by the original author. Here’s a quick case study that demonstrates the technique and clearly illustrates why it will be nearly impossible to stop.

Google Uncovers Russian-Bought Ads


Shelly Palmer talks with Jennifer Lahmers and Sukanya Krishnan about Google’s discovery: Russian-bought ads on YouTube and other platforms. Original Airdate: October 10, 2017