Texas Republican Falls For The Old Filthy Fake Name Prank In Hearing

Texas state Rep. Jeff Leach (R) has become the latest lawmaker to fall victim to the fake name prank. After a third-grade teacher spoke out against an anti-trans bill to the Texas House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence on Wednesday, Leach called on other constituents whose names had been registered to comment. “Is there … Read more

Russian man fined for spreading fake tiger encounter photos — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

This is the first verdict regarding the dissemination of false information about predators, local animal activists say A court in Russia’s Far East has fined a man for spreading fake photos of encounters with a wild animal. The suspect shared a photo of a tiger that he falsely claimed had emerged from the woods and … Read more

Trump suggests Manhattan DA Bragg ‘already dropped the case’ against him: ‘It’s a fake case’

Jim Jordan: What changed in Alvin Bragg

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump suggested Saturday that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has dropped the case against him for alleged campaign finance violations. “I think they’ve already dropped the case,” Trump told reporters aboard his plane after appearing at a campaign rally in Waco, Texas. “It’s a fake case. Some fake cases, they have … Read more

US charges suspected Russian spy who allegedly used fake identity to enter US, gather info from American citizens

CNN  —  The Justice Department announced charges Friday against a Russian national who allegedly entered the United States under a fake identity and gathered information from American citizens about the then-looming Russian invasion of Ukraine. For years, Sergey Vladimirovich Cherkasov, a 37-year-old agent of a Russian intelligence service, operated under the alias Victor Muller Ferreira, … Read more

Florida Republican Will Robinson Jr. Tricked Into Reading Fake Dirty Names At Committee Meeting

Florida state Rep. Will Robinson Jr. (R) got duped this week into reciting made-up names that were silly and sexual. (Watch the video below.) As Robinson read a list of opponents and supporters of a bill during a House civil justice subcommittee meeting on Monday, he may not have been listening to himself. “Anita Dick … Read more

How Anti-China ‘Fake News’ Thrives in the West – The Diplomat

The Case of Guo Wengui: How Anti-China ‘Fake News’ Thrives in the West

Advertisement When news broke that a “Chinese business tycoon” had been arrested in the United States for a $1 billion fraud conspiracy, many readers probably concluded from a first glance at the headline that it was another corruption scandal stemming from China – just another example of the continuous stream of negative news about China … Read more

Russian Politician Katz Arrested in Absentia for Spreading ‘Fake’ News About Ukraine

Russian politician Maxim Katz has been arrested in absentia on charges of spreading “fake news” about the Russian Armed Forces, the independent Mediazona news website reported Thursday. Katz, 38, is well-known for his YouTube channel, where he discusses and criticizes Russia’s military actions in Ukraine to his more than 1.7 million subscribers. In October, Russia’s … Read more

Michael Cohen Pans GOP For ‘Fake Outrage’ Over Trump’s Potential Arrest

Michael Cohen, an ex-attorney for former President Donald Trump, went after Republicans’ “fake outrage” over 45’s possible indictment and asked where they directed their disapproval when he faced legal consequences for his role in the Stormy Daniels hush-money case. Cohen, who has made a number of media appearances in recent days, served prison time after … Read more

Putin signs stricter law combating fake news about military — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday signed amendments into law imposing harsher punishments for disinformation about the Russian armed forces. The legislation, which was approved by the parliament earlier this month, expands the law’s coverage to volunteer fighters. Previously, legal protection against slander and disinformation covered only the official armed forces. The new measure includes … Read more