A statement by Senator Cory Gardner appeared in a political Facebook ad created by the Russian troll farm Internet Research Agency.
A GOP lawmaker with history of controversial Facebook posts faces a primary election challenge from a fellow Republican
Newly appointed State Rep. Judy Reyher (R-Swink) has drawn a primary challenge from fellow Republican Don Bendell, as reported first by Peter Roper of the Pueblo Chieftain.
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:
Richard Drake, the chair of the Saguache County, Colorado, Republican Party, has apparently removed a meme from his Facebook page depicting a castration device with the statement, “Make’em think twice before entering the ladies room. Share if you know what these are used for.”
Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen how far-reaching the effects of fake news can be.
Since the election, there’s been a lot of speculation about how fake news and misinformation spread on social media could have affected the outcome. A Buzzfeed News analysis found that falsehoods from hyperpartisan news sites, particularly ultra-conservative pages, were shared at an alarming rate.