The Washington Post published an article Thursday afternoon which promotes a list of alleged “Russian propaganda peddlers” that includes prominent sites such as The Drudge Report. The article, “Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say,”relies on two groups of researchers. The first is well-known think thank Foreign Policy Research Institute, the second an organization called PropOrNot. PropOrNot did not exist before 2016 and the executive director of the group would not release his name to “avoid being targeted by Russia’s legions of skilled hackers.” PropOrNot claims to have monitored the internet to find purveyors of...Read More
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“I majored in American History, saw the play Hamilton and I loved it. But you just took the fun the enjoyment and the memory of that play right out of me. Which might explain why the number one hashtag that’s trending right now is #boycotthamilton...Read More
FULL GALLERY OF PICTURES BELOW: A national recall went out earlier this month after Newsweek accidentally shipped copies of a special “Madame President” edition of the magazine before the election had taken place. At the time images of the cover were posted online and the internet went crazy. Newsweek responded with a statement from the editors saying: “2 special edition covers for 2016 election outcomes were produced by a Newsweek licensee, Topix Media, and not by Newsweek”. Now we have a chance to look inside the full magazine. Reddit user uploaded photos of the issue to the popular Donald...Read More
For those alt-right individuals and other social media refugees who feel that their views are suppressed, there’s a new social network that promises a digital space for completely free and unfettered communications. Gab, a platform that looks and feels like a combination of Twitter and Reddit, is meant to “put people first and promote people first,” as it was described to me by its founder. And this week, it’s been attracting thousands of users, many of them alt-righters exiled from Facebook and Twitter, though its founder insists that it aims to expand beyond that community and build a more...Read More
President Obama weighed in on the growing furor over fake news on the Internet on Thursday, cautioning against “active misinformation” that he said may threaten democracy itself. Obama’s remarks came during a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in which he called on Americans — and especially young people — to avoid complacency as citizens. Active misinformation is “packaged very well and it looks the same when you see it on a Facebook page or you turn on your television,” he said. Some television networks have picked up on deliberately faked online stories, as when Fox News reported...Read More
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