Doubtful News

was nominated for a Shorty Award!


A sharp-eyed view of questionable claims: Paranormal, pseudoscience and anomaly news

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75
Nominations in Weird

The Shorty Interview with Doubtful News

What's the most annoying social media trend?

The empty promises of "Mind-blowing" titles

Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?

#sciencerules #DarwinWasRight #geologistsRock

How has social media improved your life?

Introverts like to talk to smart people in a controlled setting. Social media is PERFECT for making new friends & learning without going out.

What was the funniest trend you've seen?

Squatching.

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Biography

Doubtful News is an alternative to getting your offbeat news from credulous or mystery mongering media sites. We are curious about what ACTUALLY may have happened. We cover all sorts of strange news, not necessarily all of it is doubtful or harmful. Often, it’s just fun or interesting – and worth thinking about. Categories of news include: alt med/anti-vax, cryptozoology, hauntings, paranormal, UFOs, psychics, questionable claims, superstition, and money-making schemes, among others. We're your evidence-based critique of news of the paranormal, pseudoscience, health claims, and anomalies. Our editors and writers scan the latest weird, paranormal and pseudoscience news and provide additional information the mainstream media missed. And, we don't pull punches when it's complete BS. DN is owned and managed by Sharon Hill, a Science and Society specialist, geologist, researcher and writer, and advocate of skepticism and critical thinking.

How do you or your organization use social media? What makes your use unique?

We create unique commentary on the news of the day. We can rebut proponents of nonsense directly and are able to reach international audiences with breaking weird news stories sometimes DAYS before mainstream media posts the stories. We prepare people for the onslought of hoax stories, photos and videos so they can smack down the nonsense in their Twitter feed, on their Facebook feed, in their inbox and around the water cooler at work. And, it's safe to send our links to your Mom. In fact, it's ENCOURAGED.

Recent Nominations

February 18, 2014

I nominate @DoubtfulNews for a Shorty Award in #weird because they bring light to the murk and cut through the crap.

February 18, 2014

I nominate @DoubtfulNews for a Shorty Award in #weird because it's the ultimate fact-checking resource on weird news

February 18, 2014

I nominate @DoubtfulNews for a Shorty Award in #weird because... I enjoy doubting weird things.

February 17, 2014

I nominate @DoubtfulNews for a Shorty Award in #weird because it's one of the best sources for skeptical weirdness!

February 17, 2014

I nominate @DoubtfulNews for a Shorty Award in #weird because...it looks behind the weird story and finds the truth.

February 16, 2014

We nominate @doubtfulnews for a Shorty Award in #weird because Sharon brings the weird to our web show.

February 16, 2014

I nominate @DoubtfulNews for a Shorty Award in #weird because she relays the stories & brings up facts/questions.

February 16, 2014

I nominate @DoubtfulNews for a Shorty Award in #weird because she researches her weird stories.

February 15, 2014

I nominate @doubtfulnews for a Shorty Award in #weird because they make expose the truth behind the weird

February 14, 2014

I nominate @DoubtfulNews for a Shorty Award in #weird because... some one has to put out the daily fires.

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About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media. Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Foursquare and the rest of the social web. The 6th annual ceremony will be held in New York City and livestreamed on the web on April 7, 2014.

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