Fake News

This photo is NOT in Alabama’s Birmingham…and Not in England’s Either!

Facebook Fake News

The Weekly Standard newspaper in England says a Facebook user posted the photo below with this fake caption: “This is not Saudi Arabia… This is ‘Sweet Home’ Birmingham, Alabama..! Nervous yet?” But the photo was NOT taken in Birmingham…. “Uploading the image to Google’s search engine, TWS Fact Check found the image in a Daily Mail article titled “Eid Mubarak!…

President Trump Backs Roy Moore, Discounts Allegations

President Donald Trump is discounting accusations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, telling voters not to support his “liberal” rival. Trump spoke to reporters Tuesday at the White House before leaving for a Thanksgiving break at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. He says of the Alabama race: “We don’t need a liberal person in there.”…

The Truth Behind Fake News

The term fake news has gained popularity in the past year.  It’s often the focus of political speeches, late-late night talk shows and now legislation in a few states. It’s also a topic of discussion in journalism classes at Troy University.  Dr. Jeff Spurlock is the director of the Hall School of Journalism and he says many of his students…