British researchers from Oxford University have proved definitively that Trump supporters share more “junk” political news over Twitter and Facebook “than all other groups combined”. via Terrifying British Study Shows Trump Supporters Are Now Basically Unreachable Nothing we didn’t know.
All those media-trust studies have a tendency toward the rote. Yes, we already knew that the public had little trust in the country’s journalistic organs. Yes, we knew that finding credible sources could be a harrowing pursuit for the public. Yes, we knew that an increasing portion of the U.S. via Study: 42 percent of… Continue reading Study: 42 percent of Republicans believe accurate — but negative — stories qualify as ‘fake news’
On Jan. 9, an operator in Atlanta manning the public contact number for CNN received a phone call. According to a federal arrest affidavit unsealed Monday, the male caller launched into a threat. “Fake news. I’m coming to gun you all down. F — k you, f — king ni—rs. via ‘Fake news. I’m coming to… Continue reading ‘Fake news. I’m coming to gun you all down’: Mich. man arrested for threatening to attack CNN hosts
Though Marlow concedes that Breitbart made coverage decisions around protecting Trump, before the sexual misconduct allegations against Moore, Breitbart had been hammering the news media and Hollywood for supposedly protecting individuals like Harvey Weinstein. via The American Conservative: Editor Admits Breitbart Publishes Fake News This should have been a bigger story.
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Thankfully, no one was hurt. But you may have heard that a man from Salisbury, North Carolina, Edgar Maddison Welch, shot up a pizza joint in Washington, DC today in an effort to ‘investigate’ the “Pizza Gate” conspiracy theory. What on earth is Pizza Gate, you may ask? It’s a Reddit-based far right conspiracy theory… Continue reading Fake News Weaponized