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Mexico Has Its Own ‘Fake News’ Crisis — and Journalists Are Fighting Back

Fake news is everywhere in Mexico, pushed on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter by sham news sites and armies of digital bots. MEXICO CITY — No, a candidate in Mexico's upcoming presidential election did not pose nude with a drag queen. No, the wife of another candidate is not the granddaughter of a Nazi. And no, …

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Peruvians Slam Ivanka Trump As ‘Fake’ Secretary of State

Ivanka is attending a conference that her father President Donald Trump canceled his appearance for. It isn't going well. First daughter Ivanka Trump is being accused of acting like the U.S. secretary of state in Peru, where she is attending a conference that her father President Donald Trump canceled his appearance for.

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Open thread for night owls: Sinclair requires local news anchors to read ‘fake news’ script

Deadspin: Earlier this month, CNN’s Brian Stelter broke the news that Sinclair Broadcast Group, owner or operator of nearly 200 television stations in the U.S., would be forcing its news anchors to record a promo about “the troubling trend of irresponsible, one sided news stories plaguing our country.” The script, which parrots Donald Trump’s oft-declarations …

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Facebook offers plan to tackle fake news ahead of US midterms

With 2018 elections on horizon Facebook is trying to get ahead of misinformation, but won’t say whether it supports ad regulation Facebook has announced new steps it claims will increase election security and combat fake news, but has declined to say whether the company supports federal legislation to regulate political ads. Company executives told reporters …

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Cynthia Nixon Calls Out Andrew Cuomo as a Fake Progressive in Fiery Speech

The gubernatorial candidate and former actress says she's "mad as hell." A week after actress and political activist Cynthia Nixon launched her campaign as a progressive challenger to New York's Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the NYC native headed to the state capitol to talk corruption, inequality, and education. Speaking on Monday about Cuomo's 2010 campaign promise (pdf) to “Clean …

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Tumblr says Russia used it for fake news during 2016 election

Site unmasks 84 accounts used by 13 people linked to Russia’s ‘troll farm’, the Internet Research Agency, and says law enforcement has been notified The blogging platform Tumblr has unmasked 84 accounts that it says were used by a shadowy Russian internet group to spread disinformation during the 2016 US election campaign. Tumblr said it …

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John Bolton Unabashedly Peddles Islamophobic Fake News

There’s a reason why Bolton’s name invokes suspicion and concern. For anyone remotely interested in following American foreign policy, John Bolton has the reputation for being one of the most unrepentant and inflammatory jingoists in the country’s modern political history. The Republican politician, diplomat, and lawyer served during George Bush's regime as the American ambassador to …

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Open thread for night owls. 3 weeks ago, NBC said McMaster would be fired. Trump said: ‘fake news’

On March 1, when NBC first raised the probability that National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster was soon going to get the boot from Pr*sident Trump, word from the White House was dismissive: National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton dismissed reports of McMaster’s departure, telling CNN, “I was just with President Trump and H.R. McMaster in …

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There’s fake news on your television, too

There is increasing public concern about the political manipulation of Facebook and Twitter by private corporations and foreign actors, and it’s certainly warranted. Social media, especially Facebook, are increasingly mediating their users’ realities in ways that traditional broadcasters can only dream about. But millions of Americans still rely on television news, and they probably give …

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Trump ‘fake memos’ attack on McCabe raises fears of firing special counsel

Tweet claims FBI deputy never took notes when meeting president Jeff Flake: Trump ‘seems to be building towards’ firing Mueller Donald Trump cast doubt on memos of conversations between him and the fired FBI deputy director that have reportedly been handed to Robert Mueller, claiming Andrew McCabe did not take notes during their meetings. Continue …

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