A scientific study which pegs our mothers as the reason for our intelligence is going viral as we approach Mothers Day. Problem is, it’s complete bollocks.
There’s a pattern that seems to repeat in this country. Whenever a minority proudly stands for Australia, white Australians immediately bite back.
Those parents who blame the Internet for the ease of horror on developing minds should know that they’re the primary news source of Junior’s (mis)understanding.
Wow. Monday again. What happened while you were asleep? Well, Egypt was wracked by two bombings, a newsreader revealed herself, and the E-in-C’s nan wanted to speak with you. You’re not in trouble.
The story of James Harris Jackson, a white man who wanted to hunt black men speaks louder than the words within, in that the promotion of crime in America is still horribly biased.
Fake news, whether we like it or not, is a reality. However, as a problem that is only going to grow larger, should we move to ban it? Or is that in itself, a silencing of free speech?
And a good harmony day to you. What happened while you were asleep? Well, QandA took on fake news, the Turnbull gov made a point on 18C and a large chicken was…large.
Well, not bad for a Monday. We had Trump inventing a terror attack and the Internet biting back, Darwin celebrated the 75th anniversary of it being bombed and Rodrigo Duterte went off the deep end. Again.
Fake news, alt-facts and doublespeak is here to stay. Fortunately, I’ve developed a failproof method to debunk it. The Dave test.
A pioneering group of researchers have discovered why our minds believe falsehoods such as fake news, and have developed a method to stop it.
The genius of Donald Trump is something to celebrate. In a solitary week he’s unified a disparate nation, and shot ancient literature back into prominence. Beat that, Obama.
Yes, things are bad. But our propensity to attach the “worst ever” label is short sighted, lazy, and frankly a bit thick.
With the reign of Trump set to befall us in a matter of hours, he is beset by his own difficulties, and what he can wring from them.
Well, 2017 has ratcheted up the insanity. While you were asleep Trump went to war with BuzzFeed, Alan Tudge defended the Centrelink debt fiasco and Joseph Fiennes became Michael Jackson and made us all sad.
Denzel Washington’s comments on fake news represent a truth bomb we all need to succumb to, for if there’s to be a fix to the fake news situation, we all need to do better.
2016 has been a banner year for abject insanity, and it only fits that fake news has seen its renaissance. We, like all great thinkers, were consistently stooged, so here are our favourites from this year.
Fake news is nothing new, however the 2016 remake is especially fraudulent, which legitimises it in the eyes of the reader. Stop the presses, I want to get off.