Nearly half of all Americans have a negative view of the news media, only 44% say they can think of a news source that reports the news objectively, and 66% say news outlets do not do a good job of separating fact from opinion. Now we have a president who regularly calls mainstream news outlets "fake news." How did we get here? And how does the debate surrounding fake news have spiritual implications for our nation?

Fake News Epidemic and Its Perilous Trajectory

Donald Trump Jr. was given an advanced copy of stolen Wikileaks documents

~Fake News

Russian hackers penetrated the U.S. electrical grid

~Fake News

Woman died before returning home because of Trump's travel ban

~Fake News

Trump considers sending 100,000 National Guard troops to arrest and deport illegal immigrants

~Fake News

President Trump threatened to invade Mexico

~Fake News

Transgender suicide rates spiked after the election of Donald Trump

~Fake News

The GOP health care bill made rape a pre-existing condition

~Fake News


What The Fake News Epidemic Accomplishes

We cannot point the finger at others for the problem of fake news. The Fake News Epidemic reveals that Americans are complicit in fostering this culture of lies. Moreover, it is no over-reaction to say that fake news should be among our greatest concerns as Christian citizens of America.

Questions it explores

  • What is fake news?
  • Is the label "fake news" fair?
  • Do Americans prefer being lied to?
  • What are the spiritual implications of fake news?

Why it is Different

Featuring nearly 600 footnotes, The Fake News Epidemic catalogues dozens of examples of fake news reports among respected news outlets. Furthermore, it highlights the spiritual implications of this cultural issue.

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As a former missionary to Asia for 12 years, a writer for Forerunners of America, and the author of several books, Timothy is passionate about helping people understand the relevancy of God’s Word in today’s world. His goals are to help Christians capitalize on the opportunities these matters provide for sharing the truth about God and His gospel message.