Twitter Users Spread Misinformation During Crises

Active users of Twitter shared rumors and unverified information rapidly during two disasters, and very few bothered to correct the misinformation even after being proven wrong, a study of their tweets found.

Sandy Hook Parents Sue Alex Jones

InfoWars radio host Alex Jones was sued by three Sandy Hook parents for repeatedly claiming the 2012 school shooting was a hoax perpetrated on behalf of gun control proponents.


Trump campaign email asks people to crown "fake news king"

Trump Campaign Asks People To Crown 'King Of Fake News'

The email contained the picture of a trophy with the words "KING OF FAKE NEWS" written on it and a link to a survey on the GOP website asking people to select whom to give the crown to, from a list of news organizations.