Jordan Peele Uses Machine Learning Tools to Make a Fake Obama Warn Us About 'Fucked-Up Dystopia'

As our descent into national madness continues, some have been sounding warning bells about a possible “fake news apocalypse”—the idea that technology is making it easier than ever to generate disinformation and propaganda and quickly disseminate it to legions of people online, with little checks on the process.…

Homicidal Asshole Rodrigo Duterte Claims Facebook Fact-Checkers Are Biased, Might Be Funded by the CIA

Rodrigo Duterte rode to the presidency of the Philippines through a wave of social media promotion. But the homicidal world leader, who has overseen the murder of over 20,000 people in a brutal crackdown on alleged drug dealers and users, isn’t too happy with Facebook these days. Duterte claims that Facebook’s newest…

Fake Research Paper Based on Star Trek: Voyager's Worst Episode Was Published by a Scientific Journal

“Threshold” is one of the most infamous Star Trek episodes ever. You know what’ we’re talking about—the one with Warp 10 and the weird evolved amphibians. Well, it was also the recent subject of a fake scientific research paper submitted in a test to expose the ever-growing problem of “predatory” scientific journals.

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One of X-Files' Funniest Episodes in Years Examined the Thin Lines Between Memory, Nostalgia, and 'Fake News'

Written and directed by boundary-pushing fan favorite Darin Morgan, “The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat” has a rip-roaring time taking the Trump administration—already the subject of some unsubtle digs this season—to task. But it also has great fun turning some of The X-Files’ classic touchstones inside out.

Brazil’s Federal Police Says it Will 'Punish' Creators of 'Fake News' Ahead of Elections

On Tuesday, Brazil’s Federal Police used Twitter to announce a new censorship program to “identify and punish the authors of ‘fake news’” ahead of the country’s upcoming presidential election. The announcement echoes French President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to introduce legislation that could involve blocking entire…