Category: Fake News Media

‘National Geographic’ Makes History With 9-Year Old Transgender On Cover

As part of its January 2017 issue exploring our evolving understandings and definitions of gender, National Geographic is featuring nine-year-old transgender rights activist Avery Jackson on its cover—the first time a trans person has made the cover of the magazine. Jackson rose to stardom last year when she began documenting her transition with “Avery Chats,” a series of YouTube videos describing how she came to understand her identity at such a young age and eventually came out to her parents as trans. “When I was born, doctors said I was a boy, but I knew in my heart I...

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Reddit CEO admits editing pro-Trump users’ comments

The CEO of Reddit has admitted that he edited comments in a pro-Trump discussion board, saying he “messed with” some of the comments “for about an hour,” and has apologized. The Reddit users, known as “redditors,” were already seething this week when the site that describes itself as “the front page of the Internet” banned the “Pizzagate” discussion board, where a conspiracy theory was being floated about Hillary Clinton running a pedophilia ring. Pizzagate went down due to a violation of “content policy” after users began posting the personal information of real people who were tied into the theory,...

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‘Russian Propaganda’ Media Black List Includes The Drudge Report

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...

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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...

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