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Uproar over Sinclair's media-bashing promos - CNN Video

Sinclair Broadcast Group, the nation's largest owner of local television stations, is facing backlash from some of its anchors after the company's latest mandate, a promotional campaign that sounds like pro-Trump propaganda.

Media Industry

Massive study of fake news may reveal why it spreads so easily

Fake News<p>The problem of so-called fake news is well known, yet we seem no closer to solving it. Social media is a major source of these falsehoods. …

29 Viral Photos And GIFs From 2017 That Were Totally Fake

It's that time of year again when we look back at the photos and GIFs that went viral over the past 12 months. We did similar year-end round-ups in …

Jenna Abrams, Russia’s Clown Troll Princess, Duped the Mainstream Media and the World

Roseanne Barr and Michael McFaul argued with her on Twitter. BuzzFeed and The New York Times cited her tweets. But Jenna Abrams was the fictional …

This researcher may have discovered the antidote to health bullshit

A big, new experiment shows it’s possible to train kids to detect dubious health claims.<p>Andy Oxman is obsessed with the study of bullshit health claims and how to prevent them from spreading.<p>For decades, he’s been trying to find ways to get adults to think critically about the latest diet fads, …

Trump says terror attacks 'under-reported': Is that true?

<b>US President Donald Trump has accused the media of under-reporting terror attacks, and produced a list to back up his claim. Is he right?</b><p>While on a visit to US Central Command, a wing of the Department of Defense, he warned of the danger posed by the Islamic State group.<p>"You have seen what happened …

Extremism

Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway introduces the world to 'alternative facts'

After some tense back and forth, Conway offered this:<p>"Don't be so overly dramatic about it, Chuck. You're saying it's a falsehood, and they're giving …

How a 23-year-old made $1300-an-hour for a fake news masterpiece

In a raucous election year defined by made-up stories, Harris was a home-grown, self-taught practitioner, a boutique operator with no ties to Russian …

Why clean eating is now a dirty word

Something of a backlash began last year, when <i>Bake Off</i> finalist Ruby Tandoh warned against the clean-eating "evangelism" she said such gurus …

What the internet did for journalism, Donald Trump is doing for political reality

Subsequent speculation among users of an online message board called 4Chan on the nature of possible links between the pizzeria and the Democratic …

The city getting rich from fake news

<b>Many of the fake news websites that sprang up during the US election campaign have been traced to a small city in Macedonia, where teenagers are pumping out sensationalist stories to earn cash from advertising.</b><p>The young man sitting in the cafe looks barely more than a boy - he hasn't shaved for a …

Journalism

post-truth | Definition of post

Relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal …

Authoritarianism and Post-Truth Politics

1[…] fact-checkers — and a free society — to be in, said Jacob T. Levy, a libertarian and political scientist at McGill […]<p>2[…] fact-checkers — and a …

Post-Truth and Its Consequences: What a 25-Year-Old Essay Tells Us About the Current Moment

Last month Oxford Dictionaries designated “post-truth” its 2016 Word of the Year. It defined the word as referring to “circumstances in which …

The Post-Truth Era: Dishonesty and Deception in Contemporary Life

At one time we had truth and lies. Now we have truth, lies, and statements that may not be true but we consider too benign to call false. Euphemisms …

The Post-Truth Era

The Post-Truth Era: Dishonesty and Deception in Contemporary Life<p>Macmillan, Oct 3, 2004 - Social Science - 312 pages<p>Contents<p>Popular passages<p>About the …

Zuckerberg offers plan to fight fake news sites

The company will make it easier for users to report and flag fake stories, and explore ways to include warnings to future readers of that content. It …

Fake news report on Muslim hardliner behind Jakarta rally linked to Australia, US-hosted website

The Australian government issued a travel warning on Thursday strongly advising Australians to avoid all protests as "they may turn violent".<p>The hoax …

Russian propaganda effort helped spread 'fake news' during US election, experts say

"They want to essentially erode faith in the US government or US government interests," said Clint Watts, a fellow at the Foreign Policy Research …

Russian hackers are pelting Germany with disinformation, says BND spy chief

"We have evidence of cyber attacks that have no other purpose than triggering political uncertainty," he added.<p>"The perpetrators are interested in …

Cybersecurity

If Donald Trump scares you, you should fight for facts everywhere

Everything could be true, the thinking goes, and if everything could be true then nothing is to be trusted. As a result, productive politics …

Fake news: CNN anchor dumbstruck by Donald Trump voters convinced of mass voter fraud

The conversation moved on. And Paula and another woman insist that President Obama told illegal immigrants that they could vote. Asked where they …