conspiracy theories

pikrepo.com

The global pandemic has fueled a rise in misinformation circulating on social media.

Since the early days of COVID-19, Facebook and other platforms have been full of memes and posts challenging testing results and even alluding that the whole virus story is a conspiracy.

Peter Adams is with the News Literacy Project. They’ve created tools for students to evaluate news stories.

He says the rapidly evolving nature of the pandemic, where new data is being released constantly, has created an atmosphere where misinformation can easily spread.

www.electfawell.com

For the second time, Illinois Republican leaders are disavowing a congressional candidate over contentious views they've promoted.

 

The state GOP chairman and other party officials say they're withdrawing support for candidate Bill Fawell. That's after reviewing conspiracy theories he posted to social media about the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the 2012 Sandy Hook mass school shooting. Fawell is the GOP challenger to Democratic Rep. Cheri Bustos in northwestern Illinois' 17th congressional district.