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Germany’s Justice Minister Proposes Fines For Online Hate Speech, Fake News By
BERLIN — Germany’s justice minister is proposing fines of up to 50 million euros ($53 million) for social networking sites that fail to swiftly remove illegal content, such as hate speech or defamatory “fake news.” The...
The Mainstream Media’s ‘Victimhood’ Complex By
It’s heartwarming that The New York Times and The Washington Post are troubled that President Trump is loosely throwing around accusations of “fake news.” It’s nice and that they now realize that truth does not reliably come from the mouth of every senior government...
The Future Of Fake News? By
Last year, an anonymously-produced map started to make its way around German social media. It claimed to show viewers the spread of “refugee and migrant crime” throughout Germany. Unlike some of the lurid tales of migrant depravity that have circulated in Germany in...
The Duran’s Alex Christoforou: Treating Russia As The ‘Bogeyman’ Has Failed By
ATHENS — So-called “fake news” has been in the news in recent months, and this debate over what is and what isn’t legitimate news reflects the political divisiveness that is increasingly prevalent in the United States and in Europe. Like MintPress News, another...
BuzzFeed Hires Former Hillary Clinton Campaign Spokesperson By
Matt Mittenthal, a former spokesman for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, was recently hired by BuzzFeed for a communications position for the news section of the website. Prior to his work on Clinton’s campaign, Mittenthal worked as a press secretary...
The Washington Post’s Latest Folly Is ‘Weaponized Journalism’ By
(EDITORIAL) — Defying any sense of journalistic integrity and loyalty to the truth, the Washington Post did it again — publishing Fake News for clicks — which had the desired effect of worldwide outrage to suit a tightly-defined political agenda. This latest astounding...
‘Fake News’ Isn’t New: Dissecting Two Decades Of War Propaganda By
MINNEAPOLIS — The “fog of war” erupts in the confusion caused by the chaos of war. And in the media, it’s an intentional phenomenon that makes it difficult to separate fact from fiction. While the battles over war narratives evolve, they all have a common goal:...
NYT Accuses CNN, BuzzFeed Of Peddling “Fake News” Over Russia Report By
(ANALYSIS) — In a fascinating retort by the left-leaning NYT to the story of the day, namely the CNN-BuzzFeed narrative based on an unverified 35-page memo allegedly prepared by a UK intelligence officer, even “the paper of record” takes the two media...
The Washington Post’s New ‘Fake News’ On Russian ‘Hack’ By
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has been hacked – cue a national American trauma, allegations of dirty tricks, fears that democracy has been subverted, all leading to what the next U.S. president would call “our long national nightmare.” Instead, I am dipping...
Snopes Conveniently Silent On WaPost’s Fake Story About Russia Hacking US Power Grid By
(ANALYSIS) — Snopes, one of the new arbiters of Fake News for Facebook, has been utterly remiss in its fact-checking duties by failing to report the false allegation The Russians hacked into Vermont’s power grid — perhaps because the original claim appeared in...