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Fake news is an existential crisis for social media 

 Every gun outrage in America is now routinely followed by a flood of Russian-linked Twitter bot activity. Exacerbating social division is the name of this game. And it’s playing out all over social media continually, not just around elections. Read … Continue reading

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Fake news is not the real problem

 It’s the Internet’s fault, we’re told. Brexiters and Remainers, Republicans and Democrats — every side of every political dispute now lives in its own separate reality, bellowing “fake news!” at every attempt to breach their borders of belief. The fragmentation … Continue reading

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Racist trolls using abuse victims' photos to make fake claims of attacks at 'Black Panther' shows

The latest Marvel superhero movie Black Panther is out! Its Thursday opening is expected to have raked in over $25 million—yes, in one night.  Unfortunately, racists hate to see black people have any joy—and some are doing anything possible to chip away … Continue reading

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Fake and stupid fight for top billing in Donald Trump Jr.'s attack on Olympian

Donald Trump Jr. sure is his father’s son. Junior tweeted a personal attack on gay Olympian Adam Rippon for having had the nerve to criticize Mike Pence on policy. Rippon called out Pence’s homophobic positions in a January interview, but … Continue reading

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China launches salvo against “network navy” of trolls who spread fake news

Enlarge / A website for a Chinese “Internet Navy” offering search engine optimization and other marketing services. These types of operations are being targeted by Chinese authorities for “illegal Internet speculation.” (credit: Sina News) While Facebook and Twitter have been … Continue reading

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Anti-Muslim commentator shares fake video to prove immigrants are dangerous

Noted anti-Muslim commentator and activist Pamela Geller included a video in the February 11 edition of her newsletter, intended to prove that immigrants posed a dangerous threat. Unfortunately, the video appears to be a hoax. The video, titled “Immigrants in … Continue reading

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