CPS Drops “Hoax Calls” Case Against VIP Sex Abuse Accuser

From the Daily Telegraph, April: A ‘fantasist’ who accused Lord Brittan of child sex abuse sparking a 12-month police investigation is now being prosecuted over false claims he was kidnapped and shot at. The man was charged after making a series of hoax emergency phone calls to police alleging he was under attack on at least three […]

T.B. Joshua Denies, then Embraces, Zimbabwe Prophecy Claim

Nigerian pastor T.B. Joshua, on Facebook earlier this week: ATTENTION ZIMBABWE!!! Our attention has been drawn to a misleading article published on the front page of Zimbabwe’s ‘NewsDay’ newspaper on Monday 13th November 2017 stating that Prophet T.B. Joshua prophesied last week about unrest and civil war in a Southern African country. This report is […]

Some Notes on the Roy Moore Allegation

The Religion News Service gets a quote from Jerry Falwell Jnr on the allegation that Roy Moore molested a 14-year-old girl in 1979, when he was 32 years old: “It comes down to a question who is more credible in the eyes of the voters — the candidate or the accuser”… “The same thing happened […]

A Note on the Distribution of Pamela Geller’s New Book

Anti-Islam polemicist Pamela Geller is upset with Barnes & Noble: Eureka! @BNBuzz displays FATWA! Can you find the FATWA? No, seriously, can you find the one sole copy? Sheesh.  (photo thanks Mr. Smith) The Tweet is accompanied with a photo of a Barnes & Noble bookcase on which the spine of her new memoir FATWA: Hunted […]

A Short Note on Twitter and the Media

From technology news website Recode: But new data show that many news publications — including established outfits like the Post, the Miami Herald (owned by McClatchy), Buzzfeed and even Vox, as well as controversial alt-right hubs like InfoWars — were duped into citing… nefarious tweets in their coverage, perhaps unwittingly amplifying the reach of Russian propaganda […]

US Christian Right Delegation Meets Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi

Participants included General William “Jerry” Boykin From Haaretz: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi met on Wednesday with a group of leading evangelical Christian activists from the United States at his office in Cairo, where they discussed the fight against ISIS, the prospects for peace between Israel and the Arab world and the situation of Christians in […]

Exposure Fails to Dent Success of YourNewsWire in Spreading Fake News

From Media Matters: YourNewsWire published an article on October 29 titled “Morgan Freeman: ‘Jailing Hillary’ Best Way To ‘Restore Public Faith In Govt,’” which claimed that Freeman said “that bitch” Clinton “should be in jail for her unlawful deeds and President Trump should absolutely, absolutely make sure this happens.”  …According to social media analytics website BuzzSumo, the fake […]

Satanic Ritual Abuse and a Conspiracy Podcast: Some Notes on Some Connections

From the webpage of a lesser-known conspiracy podcast called Freedom Talk Radio: Wilfred Wong has 24 years experience as a Campaigner on Satanist Ritual Abuse and Child Sex Abuse… Ironically, while the Government has recognised Satanism officially, it has not recognised the Satanist ritual abuse (SRA) in which many of them are involved. Some Members of […]