News Industry

Why Did Russia Attack The 2016 Election? This Week's Whirlwind Offers New Clues

A pyrotechnic week of geopolitical intrigue has yielded new clarity about the whys and wherefores of the Russia imbroglio, including one insight straight from Russian President Vladimir Putin.<p>Why did Putin order the campaign of "active measures" that have been directed against the United States and …

Russia

The Confused Ethics of Mark Zuckerberg - Let's Definitely Not Judge Those Holocaust Deniers

Bizarrely, Zuckerberg this week used Holocaust denial as the example of free speech that he would not want to suppress on Facebook-<p>For someone so …

Internet

Trump calls 'fake news' media 'the real enemy of the people' over Putin summit

President Donald Trump called the "fake news media" the "real enemy of the people" Thursday, tweeting that the summit with Russian President Vladimir …

Donald Trump

Terra Incognita: Zuckerberg’s shameful whitewash of Holocaust denial

There’s an elephant in the room at Facebook – and it’s called a whitewashing of antisemitism.<p>Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, at the …

Israel

Reporter Shows The Links Between The Men Behind Brexit And The Trump Campaign

Carole Cadwalladr's investigation into Cambridge Analytica's role in Brexit led her to Russian connections and the Trump campaign. She says British investigators are working "closely with the FBI."<p>Transcript<p>TERRY GROSS, HOST:<p>This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. As evidence continues to mount that …

World News

Zuckerberg Looks To Clear Up Stance On Facebook, Fake News And The Holocaust

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is clarifying remarks he made about whether his platform should remove content posted by Holocaust deniers, saying he wasn't defending them when he commented that it was hard to know their intentions. His initial comments set off intense criticism earlier this week.<p>"I …

Internet

State-sponsored trolling is rampant throughout the world—including in the US

Governments around the world have used targeted online hate and harassment campaigns to intimidate or silence people.<p><b>The news:</b> A report out today by …

Human Rights

Report: Israel and Hamas reach understanding to refrain from war

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)<p>X<p>Dear Reader,<br>As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, …

Israel

Does the mainstream media regret using all those emails allegedly stolen by Russians?

When the Justice Department this past Friday announced its indictment against 12 Russians for allegedly hacking into the Democratic National Committee and other entities, it included this caveat: “There is no allegation in the indictment that any American was a knowing participant in the alleged …

Opinion

3 things: A refresher course on Chance the Rapper's relationship with the Fourth Estate

Chance the Rapper, the West Chatham born-and-raised rapper turned Chicago do-gooder, announced he’s bought Chicagoist and we believe a “welcome to the news business” is in order — even if he has clashed with local media.<p>In a new track titled “I Might Need Security,” Chance rails against Mayor Rahm …

Journalism

Walmart May Try To Take On Netflix, But With What?

The news reverberated across the streaming video and retail ecosystem Tuesday evening: Walmart is thinking of getting into the streaming video …

Streaming

CNN's Jeff Zucker Is Taking Leave for Heart Surgery

Jeff Zucker, the leader of CNN’s news department, plans to take a six-week leave of absence from the company to undergo heart surgery.<p>Zucker informed …

Heart Surgery

After years of 'crisis actor' smears, Sandy Hook conspiracy targets ask Facebook for 'seat at the table'

Nelba Márquez-Greene wondered aloud what it would take to get Facebook to listen.<p>Her 6-year-old daughter, Ana Grace, was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in 2012, and her family has since become the center of one of the many conspiracy theories that abound on Facebook and across …

Internet

Doctors Wage War Against Trend Of Patients Posting Inaccurate, Negative Reviews Online

Several recent cases highlight the challenges doctors face when bringing suits against patients who post negative comments on their social media or …

Cleveland Clinic

Watch candidates who want to be Michigan's next governor explain how they would fix state schools

One candidate to become Michigan’s next governor said he would end state-funded preschool and childcare. Another said early education should be …

Education

WFAN host Joe Benigno accused of sexual harassment

WFAN was run like a frat house, with drinking by employees starting as early as 10 a.m. and executives condoning buying prostitutes for ad clients, …

Media Industry

CBS News Chief: It's "Regrettable" Media Doesn't Separate Important From Interesting in Trump Era

As David Rhodes unveils a modern newsroom, he opens up about Charlie Rose, a possible future without boss Leslie Moonves and how media is adapting to …

Journalism

Israeli masochism versus Dutch hypocrisy

Successive Dutch governments have obstinately refused to admit the huge failures of its government in exile in London during the Second World War …

Israel

Can Facebook Bear the Weight of Conservative Media?

A good rule of thumb in business, and in life generally, is that if you find yourself defending Holocaust deniers, you’ve probably taken a wrong turn …

Liberal View

A Global Guide to State-Sponsored Trolling

_______ |_ _| | | | | ____| | | | | | | | \______/ ournalist Nedim Turfent was reporting on a brutal counterterrorism operation in Turkey’s Kurdish …

Internet

The Independent, SRMG to Launch 4 New Websites in Major Expansion Deal

The UK and US-based online publisher The Independent and the Middle East's biggest media house, Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG), announced …

Middle East

At <i>East Bay Express</i>, racism charges prompt resignations and a reckoning

<b>The resignation of an East Bay Express</b> <b>staffer</b> in June recently cascaded into multiple resignations, charges of racism, concerns for editorial …

Journalism

Trump administration weakens coal ash rule

The final rule loosens requirements for handling coal ash, allowing states flexibility that could save them more than $30 million annually. But …

Trump Administration

Homeless teens in Philly tap rough memories to help others understand their lives

Homelessness is so complex, even the advocates and city officials who fight it can't agree on how to quantify it.

Homelessness

Fox's Harris Faulkner attacks the media for abandoning their "responsibility to ask the tough questions" of Barack Obama

DAVID BURSTEIN (FOUNDER, RUN FOR AMERICA): And I think news organizations -- if you look at the ad sales and the ratings -- have a lot to think the …

Liberal View

News Orgs Can't Take Battle Over Tweet To Appellate Court

A federal appellate panel in New York has rejected news organizations' request to immediately decide whether embedding a tweet in a news article can …

Social Media

Facebook Appears To Have Allowed A Fake News Operation To Publish For Months Before Mexico's Election

Victory Lab<p>A meme made by Mexican digital marketing firm Victory Lab.<p>Facebook was aware of a Mexican fake news operation for months and allowed it to …

Atlantic Council

In a sign of solidarity at a WH press briefing, one reporter gave his time for a question to another who had been cut off while asking about Trump's credibility

10:50 PM ET, July 18, 2018<p><b>Paris Wade, a GOP candidate running in Nevada, and conservative writer Ben Goldman have been linked to fake news sites in</b> …

Fake News

Litigation News Updates from the National Law Review

<b>Quick Links</b><p><b>Litigation Legal News</b><p>In house attorneys looking for a better way to organize, vet and easily retrieve legal news created the National Law …

Law

The world turned upside down

Israel is achieving power parity with leading European nations.<p>Flag of Israel. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)<p>X<p>Dear Reader,<br>As you can imagine, …

Israel