Shock and Fraud – UPDATE #64

Editor: Christopher Brennan
The coronavirus crisis has placed many people in need of help, whether they need a mask, need benefits when they are out of work or need human connection through online dating. This week’s Wednesday Digest continues our look at articles on “scams” and “frauds,” which unfortunately often prey on those who are most vulnerable. Pulled together with the Deepnews Scoring Model, articles from Hong Kong to Capitol Hill show that scams can happen anywhere, though also show that we are all in this together.

Shock and Fraud #63

Editor: Christopher Brennan
Part of Deepnews’ mission is fighting back against the lack of trust online. Is the information you’re looking at misleading you? Is it doing it on purpose? It’s enough to make billions of people peering into their computers increasingly distrustful of the other people sitting in front of their screens. Our Matter of Facts newsletter covers misinformation every week, though this Digest looks more closely at the world of scams and fraud, online and off. We hope this selection pulled together with the Deepnews Scoring Model doesn’t make you cynical, but shows you that journalists are also on the case.