Thomas Jefferson was looking for someone to write a hit piece. It was July 1793, just months after the U.S. declared neutrality in a war between Britain and France. The then-Secretary of State wanted a writer—or better yet, an entire publication—to criticize the government’s decision and respond to the colleague who…
Everybody knows that William Howard Taft, super-sized president of the United States, once got stuck in a bathtub and it required the assistance of several people to remove him. But everybody is wrong!
As special prosecutor Robert Mueller continues to investigate the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia and alleged interference with the US election, Facebook officials reportedly revealed to investigators that the company sold political ads to a pro-Putin Russian company.
CNN’s resident Donald Trump supporter Kayleigh McEnany, whose pundit gig insisting the president is really playing 4D chess none of us can understand came to an abrupt end on Saturday, now has a new job reading pro-Trump propaganda online.
Tech investor and CEO of branding and marketing agency Fenox Venture Capital, Anis Uzzaman, filed a complaint this week alleging that the male CEO of a rival company anonymously published a blog in which he posed as a woman accusing Uzzmaman of sexual harassment, The Guardian reports.
The parents of a Texas teenager who hanged himself are blaming a mysterious online game called the “Blue Whale Challenge,” which has been linked to suicides around the world with little evidence.
Donald Trump continues to be a parody of himself. The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold reported that at least five Trump golf clubs (including one in Scotland) hang a framed Time Magazine cover praising Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice reality TV show, dated March 1, 2009, that doesn’t actually exist.
If you are lucky enough not to know who Charles C. Johnson, also known as Chuck Johnson is, here’s a quick primer: Johnson is a far right blogger who was permanently banned from Twitter in 2015 for a tweet that was perceived as a threat against civil rights activist DeRay McKesson. His site, GotNews, is known for…
On Thursday night, South Korean president Park Geun-Hye was officially ousted from her office after a special Constitutional Court decision upheld her impeachment. For the majority of Koreans, it’s the end of a grueling three-month trial and a longer national scandal. But during the biggest crisis in South Korea’s…
Meryl Streep took the stage on Sunday to accept the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement award at the Golden Globes, and used the opportunity to not only say what a piece of garbage Donald Trump is, but to express her support of the free press. Her support has inspired the support of many.
After it was widely reported that the first Google search result for “Did the Holocaust happen?” was from Stormfront, a white supremacist website, Google decided to alter its algorithm to remove Holocaust denial sites all together.
A Florida woman has pleaded not guilty on charges that she sent death threats across state lines to a man whose son was murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012. Prosecutors told the judge that Lucy Richards, 57, told FBI agents after her arrest that she’d been “looking at these sites about government hoaxes” and…
Yasmin Seweid, an 18-year old Muslim college student is being charged with filing a false report about three drunk men who attempted to pull off her hijab while yelling Donald Trump’s name on the subway, BuzzFeed News reports.
At a tribute for Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid Thursday, Hillary Clinton railed hard against the proliferation of fake news and misinformation that colored the election, warning of the “real life consequences” we face if we don’t nip this shit in the bud.
There is a flood of fake news sites on the Internet that many of us have disregarded or mentally categorized as bad takes on an Onion for conservatives. Then we voted a squealing blood sausage into the highest office in the land and fake news became an acknowledged epidemic.
Politics has deadened so many of our dreams these past two weeks, including, I guess, a weird delusion belonging to Mötley Crüe singer and future Celebrity Apprentice contestant Vince Neil.
Some Trump supporters had an idea for a boycott that is actually the opposite of a boycott. It goes like this: instead of keeping your money inside of your pocket, you give it to the business you wish to protest. In this case, the lucky corporation is Starbucks.
If like a huge number of Americans you get your news from social media, you’re likely to have seen a story this week claiming that pop star Taylor Swift is a proud Trump supporter. The report is completely fabricated—as is the image of Swift wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat.
It’s no secret that Facebook has a fake news problem. Critics have accused the social network of allowing false and hoax news stories to run rampant, with some suggesting that Facebook contributed to Donald Trump’s election by letting hyper-partisan websites spread false and misleading information. Mark Zuckerberg has…
Minions: they’re everywhere. On top the box office, in your social media feeds, lurking on street corners, taking over the whole world. But despite the slow and irksome Minion creep toward pop culture domination, they took the time to save a child’s life.