Fake news

The funniest current affairs show since Brass Eye: Into the Grey Zone reviewed

20 February 2021 9:00 am

It was something a friend said to me about The Revenant, Leonardo diCaprio’s bloody-minded and brutal Oscar vehicle: ‘The problem…

jussie smollett

Jussie Smollett, reigning queen of the gaslight

17 September 2020 3:01 am

MAGA country’s most famous resident wants his C-list career back. And some of the most despicable cretins on the left…

media

People trust the media less than Trump on COVID. Here’s why

11 September 2020 3:59 am

The national media is now less trusted than President Trump to provide accurate information and analysis about COVID-19, according to…

The power of disinformation is that it’s so readily believed

15 August 2020 9:00 am

On 27 November 1960 African and Indian diplomats visiting the UN in New York opened their mail to find a…

russians

The war for your mind

13 August 2020 1:57 am

The romantic plans of a Kazakh bodybuilder named Yuri Tolochko have become one more casualty of the coronavirus pandemic. He…

fake news

If a video is viral, who cares if it’s fake?

24 July 2020 12:05 am

After two months, the ‘mostly peaceful’ label for the riots gripping American cities is wearing a touch thin. That’s not…

putin

Putin plans to make the West destroy itself

23 July 2020 1:52 pm

There’s only one person who’ll be genuinely pleased with the UK Intelligence and Security Committee’s Russia report, finally revealed on…

npr

Yes, it’s time to defund NPR

23 June 2020 8:39 am

When the Public Broadcasting Act was signed into law in 1967, the stated goal was to provide public financial assistance…

Tacitus knew how to handle stories from ‘insiders’ and ‘sources’

14 September 2019 9:00 am

We read much about ‘fake news’ these days and of efforts to rid the internet of it. But what of…

Why 80 per cent of young people in this Macedonian town have turned to posting ‘fake news’

7 September 2019 9:00 am

It’s such a relief to turn on the radio and hear the voice of Neil MacGregor. That reasoned authority, his…

Trump may have a point about fake news

24 November 2018 9:00 am

In recent years, much scrutiny has been paid to the workings of social media algorithms. Driven by escalating competition for…

Can the beer-bike take on the Boris-bike?

2 December 2017 9:00 am

In Amsterdam the courts have given leave to ban the bierfiets. Fiets is the Dutch for ‘bike’. (The plural is fietsen.)…