“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
Category: Fake News Media
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
The Spanish-language media giant Univision Communications will lay off almost 6 percent of its workforce — between 200 and 250 people — after it slipped into the red last quarter, the company announced Wednesday. Univision has faced massive criticism for its anti Trump comments and slanted journalism, more recently from anchor Jorge Ramos. The layoffs, along with a planned restructuring, “are in response to difficult times, challenging times,” Isaac Lee, Univision’s digital, entertainment and news chief, told The Washington Post in his first public comments on the moves. “We need to position ourselves for the future.” Univision had a third-quarter...Read More
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