The battle over Trump’s Hollywood star

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Makenna Greenwald / Twitter A young woman’s viral tweet about cleaning Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame earned praise from the president’s supporters – but spawned a different very reaction from those who shared mocking images of themselves pledging allegiance to people they say would make better leaders. It all [...]

Why people believe the myth of ‘plastic rice’

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright YouTube Image caption A video showing which falsely claims to ‘prove’ the existence of fake plastic rice in the food supply Despite little evidence that it’s a widespread problem, rumours of “plastic” rice being sold in Africa and elsewhere persist on social media – driven in particular by viral videos which show bouncing [...]

7 days quiz: Which shop sold Paddington’s inspiration?

Warren Fyfe

It’s the weekly news quiz – have you been paying attention to what’s been going on in the world over the past seven days? If you missed last week’s quiz, try it here Picture credits: Getty Images; PA; BBC; Google Join the conversation – find us on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-40447610