Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: Denver’s protest shooting a superspreader of online misinformation

The recent killing of 49-year-old Lee Keltner following protests in downtown Denver brought national attention to Colorado news organizations. In particular, eyes were on KUSA-9News, the station that brought the private security guard – hired through Pinkerton – who shot Keltner, and who is now charged with second-degree murder. But the danger of what happened […]

Posted inElection 2020, News, Politics and Government

Jena Griswold says deleted tweets on reporting election results weren’t misinformation

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold on Friday denied spreading misinformation in a series of since-deleted statements posted to Twitter, tweets in which she called on national media to pledge not to announce any results on election night.  In the tweets sent Thursday night, she warned national media executives that “our democracy cannot be held […]

Posted inCOVID, Politics and Government

Uncertainty fuels coronavirus scams, misinformation around Colorado

Robocalls offering help getting stimulus checks. Posts on Facebook that suggest vitamins and essential oils to combat COVID-19. Debates on Twitter over the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus. Misleading information about rules on when to wear a face mask. There’s plenty of misinformation and disinformation circulating as Coloradans and the rest of the world […]