Do you ever get confronted with a lie about voter fraud, but aren’t exactly sure how to combat the falsehood? Well, here’s the perfect comeback for the next time someone tries to argue the president’s recent prognostication that foreign countries… Read More ›
How To Ensure the Truth Doesn’t Get Buried in Republican Lies
The Republicans have made one thing very clear over the past few years. They are not even remotely interested in pursuing the truth. They don’t want to talk about the truth, or ask questions in pursuit of the truth. They… Read More ›
Scanning Headlines is Common, But Has Its Dangers
We’re all busy, and sometimes we scan through headlines just to get a sense of what the news of the day is. But this can lead us to start believing things that aren’t true. Take this headline, for example. What… Read More ›
The Week’s Best Cartoons 4/25
Who will speak up and say that the emperor has no clothes on? Editorial cartoonists appear to be one of the last groups of people who can say exactly what’s happening. They reveal what’s really going on behind all… Read More ›
Want To Learn How to Fight Disinformation?
The chances that you’ve read a social media post this week that’s actually disinformation is pretty high. It’s everywhere and we all need to get much, much better at recognizing it and combatting it. I write about disinformation here at… Read More ›
Our Newest Obstacle: “Censorship Through Noise”
There’s a reason why so many people in our country seem a bit off. You’ve run into them: people who are absolutely sure that some story/theory (that you know is flat wrong) is true. This weekend, I read an article… Read More ›
Election 2020: When Suspicious Hashtags Trend
Do you think social media will avoid a lot of the problems we encountered in the lead up to the 2016 election? Yeah, me neither. This truth was evident earlier this week when several hashtags trended in an attempt to… Read More ›
Sunday Reading, Plus a Salve for our Souls
Every week I come across articles that I find interesting and that I think you all here at Political⚡Charge might enjoy as well. Here are this week’s recommendations. A Theory for Why Trump’s Base Won’t Budge Excerpt: “Trump’s biggest fans… Read More ›
How to Ensure the Truth Prevails
The hearings in the House Judiciary Committee made one thing very clear. The Republicans are not even remotely interested in pursuing the truth. They don’t want to talk about the truth, or ask questions in pursuit of the truth. They… Read More ›
Sunday Reading: What Don’t We Know?
Every week I come across articles that I find interesting and that I think you all here at Political⚡Charge might enjoy as well. Here are this week’s recommendations. What every American should know about US foreign aid Trump throws out… Read More ›
Can Bob Mueller Erase Bill Barr?
Bob Mueller testifies in front of the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees today, and even if he only says things that are already in the report he produced, he may surprise a lot of people. We know folks on the… Read More ›
Did You Spot Last Week’s Disinformation?
I’m assuming that all of you reading this are fully aware that Americans were blasted with a ton of disinformation during the 2016 election, and that a lot of it originated in Russia. Well, I’m sorry to tell you that… Read More ›
Debate Night #1: All the Details
The first debate for the Democratic primary has arrived! Here’s the 411 on the big night. When is it and where can you watch it? The first Democratic primary debate will be broadcast on Wednesday, June 26 at NBC News, MSNBC… Read More ›
Sunday Reading: Tackling Big Issues
All week I kept finding so many articles that I wanted to share with you in this Sunday roundup. I narrowed it down to four really, really good ones. Some are short and some are longer, but they all do… Read More ›
How to spot misinformation leading into the 2018 midterms
Let’s face it: There’s a lot of bad information on social media. It makes it a lot harder on all of us to get good, factual information–something we all need going into the November midterms. The Russia investigation by Bob… Read More ›