Showing the kind of respect for facts that you’d expect from a school board member, Scott Wills yesterday removed a meme he’d shared Oct. 14 on his Facebook page depicting a Hillary Clinton quote that’s widely been proven to be fake. Here’s the quote from the meme:
“BREAKING: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick tells CBS he’ll stand during the national anthem if given chance to play football in NFL again.”
The embrace of GOP State House candidate Raymond Garcia reveals the rot within Colorado GOP leadership
According to two-time State House candidate Raymond Garcia, who once admitted everything he posts on Facebook is “pretty much a joke”, he “doesn’t follow along with unsubstantiated stories”.
The new chairman of El Paso County’s Republican Party followed President Trump’s lead in criticizing San Juan, Puerto Rico, Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz after she begged him to “save [them] from dying” in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
Colorado Common Cause will host a happy hour and discussion Thursday, April 6, on “Fighting Fake News in the Digital Age.”
At the Spirit of America rally at Colorado’s Capitol Monday, approximately 200 demonstrators were shouting the familiar chants of “build the wall,” “lock her up,” and “drain the swamp,” and cheered as one speaker affectionately referred to them as “deplorables.”
Marla Spinuzzi Reichert is the newly elected chair of the Pueblo County GOP. She is also prone to posting fake news. Here are just a few of the many examples from over the last few months.
Senator Tim Neville apparently thinks government is the enemy, so he posts false headline to “prove” it
My colleagues and I, in reporting about the phenomenon of fake news on social media, have highlighted the propensity of partisan publications to use false or misleading headlines as a propaganda tactic.
The debate about false information on social media frequently bumps up against one question in particular: How are we defining “fake news”? And should that definition include “news” that can’t be neatly classified as either fact or fiction, but instead falls somewhere in the middle?
With all the stories about “fake news” in the election, you would think someone like Casper Stockham (R-Colorado), Dianna Degette’s (D-Colorado) opponent in the recent Colorado CD1 election, would be reluctant to post fake news on his Facebook page.