Fake News

Jo Swinson denies firing stones at squirrels

19 November 2019 17:40

Jo Swinson has branded accusations she fired stones at squirrels as ‘very fake news’. Screenshots of what appeared to be a…

Why has Mohammad bin Salman gone so quiet?

22 May 2018 16:16

Has Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman been assassinated, had a breakdown or gone into hiding? Or is that…

What the government’s fake news unit tell us about the Brexit negotiations

23 January 2018 19:08

The UK government has today announced plans to establish a new unit to counter ‘fake news’. This will serve as…

Labour shadow cabinet minister’s fake news

21 May 2017 10:34

Oh dear. Given that today’s papers are filled with negative headlines regarding the Conservative manifesto, one would be forgiven for…

When politicians buy the newspaper front pages, they create fake news

6 May 2017 16:58

Newspapers everywhere are in trouble, with advertising revenues down about 20 per cent a year. Local newspapers are worst hit…

Forget fake news. The bigger problem is misleading news

3 April 2017 16:29

The way that ‘fake news’ became an overnight crisis is telling; just as progressive ideas were being rejected by voters…

The Stop Trump protesters have got their priorities all wrong

21 February 2017 20:03

There’s almost as much talk about ‘virtue-signalling’ these days as there is about ‘fake news’. But one thing that doesn’t…

This fake story made me feel sympathy for Donald Trump

21 February 2017 14:40

There was a great commotion in central London last night. A police helicopter hovered over The Spectator‘s office making a din,…

Overwhelmed by opinion? Here’s how to cope

19 February 2017 9:00

quot homines, tot sententiae: as many men, so many opinions. What seemed a universal human truth for the playwright Terence…

Watch: Donald Trump vs ‘fake news’

11 January 2017 17:33

Given that Donald Trump’s day got off to a bad start thanks to Buzzfeed‘s decision to publish an ‘unverified and potentially…