Tag: fake news
It is closely associated with politics, and this association can unhelpfully narrow the focus of the issue. The term ‘false information’ is preferable as it can refer to a diverse range of disinformation covering topics such as health, environmental and economics across all platforms and genres, while ‘fake news’ is more narrowly understood as political news stories.
Its notable rise was during the 2016 US presidential election. Streamlined by then-candidate, now President Donald Trump, to address news media spreading false and sometimes, malicious information to disparage his credibility, effectively taking him out of the then-presidential race against the Left's Hillary Clinton.
Despite my criticisms, I have generally felt that our public health officials have done a reasonable job. I’d give them something in the C+ to B range. This grade does not include the colossal testing failure, which I suspect was thanks to bureaucrats who we may discover are not public health people at all. But there is another major test that has been failed, and this one is squarely in the laps of our ‘expert’ health officials.
This failure concerns masks.
We have known for a very, very, very long time that masks have great potential to curb the spread … continue reading...
A couple of weeks ago I gave an example of fake news, and today I came across a particularly shameful one.
Here is the article.
Here is a screen grab:
Trump trumpeted a drug that a man self-medicated with and then died?
Did a man and a wife really take the anti-malaria drug chloroquine!?!?!?!?
Is chloroquine phosphate the same as the anti-malarial drug that Trump was talking about??!?!?!?
You see it right…. let me help….
Let’s look at that headline again:
Man dies and wife critical after self-medicating with malaria drug chloroquine touted by Trump to ward
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