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Politics | Op-Ed

Israel and the grave danger of media bias

Misinformation matters because media outlets have great power. They shape the way we understand the world and, ultimately, drive our behavior.

Politics | Media Bias

CNN's chyron doesn't quite match up with what Sarah Huckabee Sanders said about 'the n-word'

The news media was so excited to report what they thought Sarah Sanders said they might have read a little into it.

Miscellaneous | Interesting

59 Percent Of You Will Share This Article Without Even Reading It

A recent study found that 59 percent of all links shared on social networks aren't actually clicked on at all, implying that people are sharing articles without ever getting past the headlines.

News | The News

UNFAKE THE NEWS: Twitter Shadow Bans Conservatives, But Blames Their Algorithm | The Daily Caller

Twitter recently changed their algorithm and it led to the "shadow banning" of many prominent Republican figures.

Politics | Politics

Facebook Suspends Infowars' Alex Jones for Hate Speech | Fortune

Facebook has taken a stand against conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, suspending him from the platform for 30 days.

Politics | Politics

Facts Of The Trump Tower Meeting Are Incriminating, But Not For Trump

The real colluders with Russia are the Democrats, intelligence agencies, and corporate media. The facts about the Trump Tower meeting only reinforce that.

News | Israel/Jewish Community

NY Times Makes Reportedly False Claim About Israel's Founder, Refuses To Offer Retraction

The New York Times, caught repeating a reportedly false claim from 1987 that Israel's founding prime minister David Ben Gurion wanted Israel to give up land it had conquered in the 1967 Six-Day War, has refused to correct the error even though the 19

Politics | Media Bias

ABC News Makes Announcement About Trump's SCOTUS Nominee, Gets Slammed

ABC News' "Nightline" made an announcement about President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee on Monday night before the pick had even been announced, calling the unknown nominee "controversial."

Politics | Military

Pentagon Says It's Not Purging Immigrant Recruits, Contrary to Reports

The Pentagon said there are no new changes to a program for immigrants to gain U.S. citizenship through military service.

Politics | Trump Politics

Trump Explains Meaning of Melania's Controversial 'I Really Don't Care' Jacket

Melania Trump also tweeted a message about her visit.

News | Fake News

Facebook expands fact-checking program, adopts new technology for fighting fake news | TechCrunch

Facebook this morning announced an expansion of its fact-checking program and other actions it’s taking to combat the scourge of fake news on its social network. The company, which was found to be compromised by Russian trolls whose disinformation campa

News | News

Trump-Russia Scandal: Evidence Piles Up Of Wrongdoing At FBI, But Media Ignore It

There have been two major ongoing investigations involving President Trump. One is looking into whether Trump colluded with Russia. It's borne no fruit. The other involves abuse of power at the highest levels of government and is producing damning ev

News | Interesting Links

PolitiFact statements about Fake news

PolitiFact.com is a project of the Tampa Bay Times to help you find the truth in Washington and the Obama presidency.

News | News

TV vs. Trump in 2018: Lots of Russia, and 91% Negative Coverage

A Media Research Center analysis of the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts in January and February found ten times more negative comments (91%) about the President than positive statements (just 9%). Out of 851 total minutes of airtime devoted to the admi

News | The News

Huffington Post Smears Shapiro Over Parkland Shooting Response. Shapiro's Not Having Any Of It. | Daily Wire

On Tuesday, Huffington Post ran a headline attacking conservatives which falsely maligned Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro, claiming he had “smeared” the teenage survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre on Valentine’s Day

News | Fake News

Trump Supporters Consume And Share The Most Fake News, Oxford Study Finds | HuffPost

Fifty-five percent of all junk news traffic on Twitter can be linked to Trump supporters, researchers said.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook to Become 'More Meaningful' | Fortune

Facebook is changing the way it filters posts and videos on its centerpiece News Feed, amid a series of planned changes.

News | NEWS

Martin Luther King Jr. was a 'socialist before it was cool,' CNN claims - Washington Times

CNN sparked a backlash on social media Monday when it claimed Martin Luther King Jr. was a "socialist before it was cool."

News | Fake News

FACT CHECK: Did DNA Testing Companies Admit to Altering Tests to 'Screw with Racists'?

A number of hyperpartisan web sites advanced a claim that DNA testing companies deliberately fabricated African ancestry to "screw with" racist customers.

News | Fake News

FACT CHECK: Will UN Peacekeepers Be Deployed on the Streets of Chicago?

There are no plans to put UN Peacekeeper boots on the ground in Chicago.

News | Fake News

FACT CHECK: Did the Soviet Union Ban Microwaves Due to Health Concerns?

This claim has its roots in an unsourced article from a man who likely does not exist, and whose only stated expertise came from working at an alternative bookstore and natural food shop in the 1970s.

News | In The News

The internet made sooooo many jokes about Trump's 'fake news trophy' tweet

They've got a few solid trophy suggestions.

News | In The News

How Russian trolls lie their way to top of Facebook, Twitter - CNET

Propaganda campaigns are more than fake news. Trolls have learned to game social media algorithms and create their artificial viral moments.

Politics | Politics

The fake news machine: Inside a town gearing up for 2020

There's a whole industry dedicated to producing fake US news in Macedonia – and it's getting ready for 2020

News | Fake News

The Fake-News Fallacy | The New Yorker

Old fights about radio have lessons for new fights about the Internet.

Politics | Other Politics

Don’t be fooled again: That huge crowd photo is not a Trump rally - The Washington Post

Those people were Cleveland Cavs fans.

Politics | Media Bias

O'Keefe video shows CNN's Van Jones calling Russia story a ‘nothingburger’ | TheHill

Conservative provocateur James O'Keefe of Project Veritas released Wednesday another secretly recorded tape of a CNN employee, this time featuring political commentator and host Van Jones saying the network’s heavy coverage of possible collusion between Trump administration officials and Russia during the 2016 presidential election “is just a big nothingburger."

Miscellaneous | Interesting

Woodward: “Smug” media on Trump crusade

"There's so many people treating the Trump presidency as if it's a try-out."

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

Independent Investigative Report on “A Dog’s Purpose” Finds Edited Video Mischaracterized What Happened on the Set

Founded in 1877, American Humane is committed to ensuring the safety, welfare and well-being of animals.

News | News

Honeymoon from Hell: The Liberal Media vs. President Trump

As President Trump approaches the end of his first 100 days in office, he has received by far the most hostile press treatment of any incoming American president, with the broadcast networks punishing him with coverage that has been 89% negative. The netw

Health & Fitness | Psychology!

When It Comes To Politics and 'Fake News,' Facts Aren't Enough

In politics, it sometimes feels like we can't agree on basic facts. But according to neuroscientist Tali Sharot, facts are not enough — emotions may be the key to changing our minds.

Health & Fitness | News Items

The Dalai Lama Reveals Exactly What We Need in the Age of Fake News

As the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism and leader of the Tibetan government in exile for half a century, the Dalai Lama has well considered…

Politics | The Hall of Idiots

WOW If True: Sean Hannity Is A Dumpster Full of Garbage | RedState

What? What’s the matter? Does that go too far? Is it mean? How about if I called him a war criminal instead? No? What’s acceptable? What’s the line for insulting things to say about someone? What’s the standard for discourse? I ask because I guess I don’t know. Apparently, neither does Sean Hannity.

Politics | Other Politics

Trump cites (fake) attack in Sweden

There has been no recent terrorist attack in Sweden.

Miscellaneous | Social Media

20th Century Fox Gives Real Apology for a Fake News Campaign

A promotion tactic for “A Cure for Wellness,” which set up false news sites that put out articles that were widely shared, fell flat, as did the film’s projected ticket sales.

Miscellaneous | Social Media

20th Century Fox Used Fake News to Publicize ‘A Cure for Wellness’

Many users thought articles on sites resembling city newspapers’ or HealthCare.gov were real exposés or scoops, like “Trump and Putin Spotted at Swiss Resort.”

Politics | Politics

Democratic leaders cite fake tweets while criticizing Flynn

In a statement criticizing the White House and President Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, Democratic leaders in Congress cited tweets from a fake Flynn account. Tuesday afternoon, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other top

Miscellaneous | Social Media

In a first, Wikipedia has deemed the Daily Mail too “unreliable” to be used as a citation

"The Mail should be on the citation blacklist. There's no area of news where it is actually reliable."

Politics | Politics

A conspiracy theory site that believes Sandy Hook was fake is behind Trump's theory the media makes up terror attacks

Donald Trump’s claims that the media is covering up terrorist attacks committed by Muslim fundamentalists were previously promoted by a right-wing conspiracy theory website with which the US President has links.  The InfoWars site frequently publishes

News | News

16 Fake News Stories Reporters Have Run Since Trump Won

Journalists, media types, reporters, you have two choices: you can fix these problems, or you can watch your profession go down in flames.

Politics | Other Politics

Trump Posted A False News Report To His Facebook Page And Got Thousands Of Shares

The report claimed that Kuwait had also issued a visa ban on several Muslim-majority countries after President Trump's immigration order. They didn't.

Politics | POLITICS

Want to resist the post-truth age? Learn to analyze photos like an expert would

Pay attention to perspective.

Miscellaneous | Social Media

Facebook Tweaks Its News Feed To Show More ‘Authentic’ Stories

Facebook has been having a fake news problem for a while now, but it was only last year that it was discovered how much trouble it could be, so much...

Miscellaneous | Social Media

From Headline to Photograph, a Fake News Masterpiece

Cameron Harris, a recent college graduate, pulled six million people into his bogus story about the discovery of fraudulent ballots for Hillary Clinton.

News | In The News

Pravda on the Checkout Line - POLITICO Magazine

First Donald Trump got an endorsement from the tabloids. Now he’s getting a mouthpiece.

Miscellaneous | Social Media

Introducing: The Facebook Journalism Project | Facebook Media

By Fidji Simo, Director of Product Facebook is a new kind of platform and we want to do our part to enable people to have meaningful conversations, to be informed and to be connected to each other. We know that...

Miscellaneous | Social Media

Did Media Literacy Backfire?

Anxious about the widespread consumption and spread of propaganda and fake news during this year’s election cycle, many progressives are…

Miscellaneous | Social Media

How to Destroy the Business Model of Breitbart and Fake News

Many companies don’t know that their ads are appearing next to abhorrent content. Tell them.

Miscellaneous | Social Media

Facebook’s Safety Check, Now Automated, Turns a Firecracker Into an Explosion

The social network automatically linked to a bogus article about an “explosion” in Thailand and appeared to conflate it with a 2015 bombing.

Science & Technology | UX Design

The Biggest UX Challenges Of 2017

UX is no longer just about user experience. It's about social justice.

News | Fake News

How Facebook’s Fact-Checking Partnership Will Work

A team of about six people will draw on the resources of ABC News to get to the bottom of questionable articles, said James Goldston, the president of ABC News.

Miscellaneous | Social Media

How a Putin Fan Overseas Pushed Pro-Trump Propaganda to Americans

With the explicit aim of getting Donald J. Trump elected, a website run by a far-right activist pumped out anti-Hillary Clinton hoaxes and drew tens of thousands of views.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Fake or real? How to self-check the news and get the facts

Your friend shares a story on Facebook. You read the headline and you think it's too good to be true, but it looks like it's from a news site. Experts offer tips to help you sniff out fact from fake.

News | Fake News

Flynn under fire for fake news - POLITICO

A shooting at a D.C. pizza restaurant is stoking criticism of the conspiracy theories being spread by Donald Trump’s pick for national security adviser.

History | History

History classes are our best hope for teaching Americans to question fake news and Donald Trump

An education in history teaches students to question the stories that are handed to us.