Benjamin Eugene Dagley was on probation in August 2021 for a previous conviction for felony assault and vandalism stemming from an incident involving potentially dangerous chemicals.
Memes claimed that vaccinated people were therefore contributing to the mid-summer COVID-19 surge.
On August 19 2021, the following screenshot circulated, featuring a tweet from @NBCLA: It was not immediately clear if the tweets from NBC Los Angeles/@NBCLA were real, or if they were intended as humorous fakes. They read:  “Come With Vax Pr
A spoof video shared on a comedian’s Twitter page has journeyed from joke to scandal as some people sharing and seeing it online appear to believe it’s authentic. It’s not. But here’s the premise: an NBC producer is caught on a hot mic saying:
NBC formally made the announcement during its primetime Olympic show.
The NBC Olympics executive producer said that the network will not add additional crowd noise to its coverage.
A baseless conspiracy theory is circulating online alleging that Leno lost the gig because of his comments about Obama.
The incident was nicknamed the “ultimate s— show.”
NBC News correspondent and MediaWise ambassador Savannah Sellers says the impact of online falsehoods has never been more evident in everyday life. “There’s a very real issue when people, no matter what age they are, can’t tell the difference bet
Criticism of the HFPA, which puts on the Globes and has been denounced for a lack of diversity and for ethical improprieties, reached such a pitch that Tom Cruise returned his three Globes to the press association's headquarters.
Trump's famous catchphrase on the reality TV series was, "You're fired."
NBC News’ Kristen Welker, shortly before she expects the birth of a daughter through a surrogate, is revealing the struggles with infertility that she and her husband, John Hughes, have gone through.
MSNBC apologized for mistakenly airing video of another Black congressman while reporting a day earlier on the death of U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings of Florida.
Figures suggest that the number of viewers for the prestigious awards event sunk to a 13 year low.
The clip was "pitch perfect satire," according to one guest.
Was the inauguration cancelled; will Donald Trump remain in office; and will ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, CNN, MSNBC all lose their licenses? No, none of that is true: A made-up story containing those claims and predictions was written by a discre
ABC, NBC, CBS and Univision, four major television networks in the United States, sent a clear message to the world last week: Television is not — and cannot be — like Twitter. The broadcast networks have attentive editors and journalists who won
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow said she was quarantining after being in contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus.
As she prepares to moderate the final presidential debate in Nashville, Tennessee, NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker faces unfounded accusations on social media that claim she’s biased toward Democrats. Welker has not donated thousan
Did ABC, CBS and NBC ignore New York Post stories that Democrat Joe Biden helped his son get rich from a Ukrainian company, with "proof" on a laptop the younger Biden abandoned at a repair shop? No, this is not true. All three networks ha
The announcement sets up dueling events with Democratic opponent Joe Biden, who will appear in a town hall on ABC, on a night the two candidates were supposed to meet for their second debate.
Fox News is up to five times more likely to use the word “hate” in its programming than its main competitors.
On August 25 2020, images of a NBC News article began circulating showing the headline, “Usain Bolt, the fastest man alive, tests positive for coronavirus” and displaying a photograph not of Bolt, but showing comedian Kevin Hart: Pretty
Ocasio-Cortez complained via Twitter that NBC’s report didn’t appear to recognize the purpose of her 90-second commentary: a “routine procedural motion” to salute Sanders’ runner-up campaign.
Former MSNBC producer Ariana Pekary expressed discomfort with the commercial news model.
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Did NBC News report that all Americans would have microchip implants by the end of 2020, and that these Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags will allow the U.S. government to track and identify them instantly? No, that's not true. This c
“I dramatically underestimated Twitter,” the video’s creator said after it went viral.
Did MSNBC use a clip from the World War Z movie trailer in a news broadcast about George Floyd protests in Los Angeles ? No, that's not true: The person who tweeted a video of a fake MSNBC report that incorporated the movie clip later admitted
Did Bill Gates tell a CNBC interviewer that he's made or will make $200 billion from the $10 billion his charitable foundation invested in vaccines? No, that's not true: in an interview Gates estimated that the economic benefits to the world f
NBC has apologized for "inaccurately" cutting a portion of an interview with Attorney General William Barr that left a false impression with viewers of "Meet the Press."
A tweet posted by the U.S. president prompted questions about whether it was real.
This false rumor demonstrates how one subtle video edit can achieve a huge deception.
Super Tuesday reporting generated a lot of social media discourse in March 2020, and among circulating claims was one that network MSNBC manipulated their on-screen graphics by “swapping colors” for presidential candidates Bernie Sanders a
On February 25 2020, a purported comment from MSNBC commentator Mike Barnicle on talk show Morning Joe netted him accusations of being out of touch with many Americans. Barnicle was not named in the tweet that prompted the accusation, which has been
Chris Matthews' comparison of Bernie Sanders' victory in Nevada to the Nazi takeover of France has deepened discontent that the Democrat and his supporters feel toward MSNBC, the network that's usually friendly territory for liberals.
As media coverage on February 22, 2020 converged on the Nevada State Democratic Party caucuses and their unusual tiebreaker method, MSNBC reporter Gadi Schwartz revealed an apparent rule change on-air that contradicted not only state policy but his ne
Although the claim that the media "blacked out" coverage of a given topic is common, it can often be misleading.
NBC and the union that represents television performers are investigating an allegation by an “America’s Got Talent” judge that she was fired because she complained of racism and other on-set issues.