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Media: UPI does it again, dumb error

Media: UPI does it again, dumb error

UPI puts out a typical fear inducing propaganda piece of climate change – and its wrong before they even get to the first paragraph. Their photo illustration of Antarctica is, in their own database, an ice field on Svalbard, located near the North Pole – in the Arctic. But who needs accuracy when talking about climate change right? Just making stuff up encourages people to trust you, right?

Media: Actual Fake News at FastCompany.com

Media: Actual Fake News at FastCompany.com

FastCompany publishes a fabricated fake news story about “Twitter’s new Blue Check logo” – except this new logo, supposedly just introduced in December of 2022, was actually introduced in November of 2021. Like a whole year ago. UPDATE: They’ve acknowledged they were a year out of date.

Media: News cannot get the simplest of facts correct

Media: News cannot get the simplest of facts correct

Local TV News KTVZ, Bend, Oregon published a report that 10 seconds of fact checking would have been detected as an erroneous news report. While about 80% of flights were canceled due to a heavy snowstorm, they ran a report saying the snowplows worked great and “no commercial flights were impacted”. WHAT?

Media myth busted: Suicides do not increase at holidays

Media myth busted: Suicides do not increase at holidays

Half of recent news reports about holiday suicides spread disinformation that suicides go up over the holidays: Summary: Despite media claims that suicide rates increase dramatically over the holiday period, researchers report the average daily suicide rate during the holidays remain among the lowest rate of any period of the year. Source: University of Pennsylvania The holiday-suicide myth, the false claim that the suicide rate rises during the year-end holiday season, persisted in some news coverage through the 2021-22 holidays, according to…

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Ultimate in fake news: BBC documentary used deep fakes to hide interviewees faces

Ultimate in fake news: BBC documentary used deep fakes to hide interviewees faces

Filmmakers used an AI to swap the faces of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong for those of actors to protect the protestors’ identities while maintaining their facial movements and emotional expressions Source: BBC documentary used face-swapping AI to hide protesters’ identities | New Scientist Once you start this process – the video equivalent of National Geographic re-arranging the Great Pyramids for a cover shot – confidence in your reporting goes to zero. It becomes impossible to know what is true,…

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Media: Fake Trump Twitter statement dupes the media

Media: Fake Trump Twitter statement dupes the media

Been quite a week for media bloopers: A number of media and political personalities shared the statement with their followers and viewers, including newly minted MSNBC host Alex Wagner. “In the rush of reporting on Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter we included some bad information about Donald Trump’s reaction to the deal. We regret the error,” the Twitter account for Wagner’s show wrote late Thursday evening after her show noted the fake statement. Conservative media personality Dinesh D’Souza also shared the fake…

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Two days ago: Do accurate details matter in forming an argument?

Two days ago: Do accurate details matter in forming an argument?

Reporter for the UK Independent newspaper, Eric Michael Garcia, wrote an entire story saying SCOTUS Justice Clarence Thomas met with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis one day before the Roe versus Wade “abortion” ruling. But the story was easy shown as false. Garcia has apologized and the entire story has been retracted. Details matter, except it seems, in the media.

Fake news: “How a digital nomad mom of 2 used ‘geo-arbitrage’ to save thousands on food and childcare while working from multiple countries”

Fake news: “How a digital nomad mom of 2 used ‘geo-arbitrage’ to save thousands on food and childcare while working from multiple countries”

Just an ordinary Mom of 2 traveling the world, working remotely, and saving tons of money by earning a U.S. income while living in much lower cost of living countries … the meme expressed here is bogus.

She was born in Albania, speaks multiple languages, attended universities in the U.S. and elsewhere, and did various work-related internship programs in Albania and Switzerland, was founder and CEO of he own business, almost certainly has EU citizenship and US residency, enabling her family to stay past the 90-day visa limits.


Just an ordinary Mom of 2.