When Mr. J. Smith read the New York Times one hundred years ago, on the morning of 4 June 1922, he breathed a sigh of relief: the earth was not going to be invaded by dinosaurs, as had been feared the day before. It was Conan Doyle’s fault! Sir Arthur Conan Doyle the famous creator… Read More Fake News
Pietro Aretino’s whole life seems to have been one long and often seedy adventure, so it somehow fits in with his death, which occurred in Venice on 21 October 1556 when he was 64 years old. Legend has it that it happened in an extremely peculiar way at the end of a party at Palazzo… Read More Pietro Aretino’s Death/1
Quando, nell’ottobre del 1958, il cardinale Angelo Roncalli lasciava la sua Venezia per andare a Roma a eleggere il successore di Pio XII, mai avrebbe immaginato che sarebbe stato lui a salire sul soglio di Pietro. Aveva settantasette anni e per questo molti pensarono che si trattasse solo di un papa di transizione, così da… Read More I due Giovanni XXIII
“Fake news“, “conspiracy theories”, and “hoaxes” are very common on the internet. “Fake news” are created to damage a person, a business, an agency, or a government, or to get attention and to get clicks on the internet. “A conspiracy theory” is an explanation of an event or situation that is different from the official… Read More Fake news & co.
Fake news is an inaccurate, sometimes sensationalistic report created to gain attention, deceive or damage a reputation. It is published to look like authentic news and spread via traditional print and news media or social media. Unlike misinformation, which is inaccurate because a reporter has confused facts, fake news, which has no basis in… Read More Fake news
In Italy, for months, we have been watching on TV the advertising of a telephone company that uses this song and showcases a series of fake news, to warn against easy credulity This is the video that I share because it’s funny and not because I want to advertise the company of which I know… Read More A song: “Get Up, Get Out”