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The 'most powerful man in politics,' demonized in this week’s dubious tabloids

If you roll up a copy of this week’s Globe tabloid into the shape of a seashell and hold it to your ear, you can hear the sound of President Trump screaming. Just because they’re packed with fact-challenged celebrity gossip doesn’t mean that the tabloids can’t give us insight into American politics. President Trump has long used the National Enquirer and Globe as mouthpieces for his thoughts, and this week it appears that trend continues. Just because Globe and National Enquirer chief David Pec...
Tags: Amazon, Post, News, Mexico, Oregon, White House, US, America, Gop, Dolly Parton, Harry, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, People Magazine, Jeff Bezos, Prince

Facebook to launch a political ads library in India next month

Facebook will put all political ads on its platform in India in a searchable online library starting next month. This library will contain contact information of the ad buyers and their official regulatory certificates, which have to match their government-issued documents, reports Reuters.... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, Elections, News, Internet, Government, India, Social Media, Policy, Political Ads, Fake News, Election Integrity, Lok Sabha Elections 2019

Fake Print Editions of Washington Post Distributed in Washington, D. C.

An impostor newspaper designed to resemble the Washington Post was distributed around downtown Washington, D.C.
Tags: News, Washington Post, Washington, Fake News, Fake Newspaper, Washington Post Distributed

"... your clearest signal for fake new[s]."

Putin puppets #CNN and Max Boot do Russia's bidding by destabilizing the U.S. with "Laundry List" Persuasion, your clearest signal for fake new. (If they had one good reason, that's all you would see.)— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) January 15, 2019 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Putin, Russia, Cnn, Scott Adams, Max Boot, Ann Althouse, Fake News

"'Well, well, well,' went the general line in the Russian media, 'look what we have here.'"

I guess that's a pretty rough translation, printed in "Fake News as ‘Moral Imperative’? Democrats’ Alabama Move Hints at Ugly 2020" by Jim Rutenberg in the NYT.  The Russian media, we're told, "were downright gleeful over new reports that a group of Democrats had used online disinformation in the campaign against Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for Senate in Alabama in 2017."Their reaction was understandable, given the news that American political operatives had tried the same kind of troll ...
Tags: Law, Senate, Russia, Alabama, United States, Roy Moore, Donald J Trump, Ann Althouse, Jim Rutenberg, Fake News, Alabama Move Hints

What Real Collusion Looks Like

Art by A.F. Branco What Real Collusion Looks Like USA –-( xxx Funny how the Democrat’s daily talking points regarding the border are in lockstep with the mainstream media, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, NYT, WaPo, etc right down to the same wording and phrasing. Did you enjoy this cartoon? Sign up for Ammoland in your Inbox and get our daily cartoon and email news! You call yourself pro-gun? Prove it by joining any one or all of these fine civil rights organizations: National Rifle A...
Tags: Guns, Washington Post, America, Fox News, Illegal Immigration, Nra, National Rifle Association NRA, Ammoland, Border Security, Gun Rights News, A.F. Branco, Gun Cartoons, USA Ammoland, Citizens Committee, Branco, Fake News

Trump denies his ever deepening Russian connections

BREAKING: Donald Trump asked by reporter: "Have you ever worked for Russia?" — Paul Lee Ticks (@PaulLeeTicks) January 14, 2019 No sniffles tho.
Tags: Post, Video, News, Russia, Donald Trump, Trump, Paul Lee, Fake News, Falsified Video, His Lips Are Moving

Fake News CNN’s Jim Acosta Proves…. Walls Work

Art by Michael Ramirez Fake News CNN's Jim Acosta USA –-( Fake News CNN's Jim Acosta Proves…. Walls Work. Fake News CNN's Jim Acosta was mocked across social media for posting a video that was meant to downplay President Trump's claims of a border crisis, but ended up supporting his argument that border barriers improve security. Did you enjoy this cartoon? Sign up for Ammoland in your Inbox and get our daily cartoon and email news! You call yourself pro-gun? Prove it by joi...
Tags: Guns, America, Cnn, Trump, Nra, Michael Ramirez, National Rifle Association NRA, Ammoland, Jim Acosta, Gun Rights News, Gun Cartoons, USA Ammoland, Citizens Committee, Fake News, Fake News CNN

People furious over fake news story about two pilots caught having gay sex in cockpit mid-flight

A bogus story about two United pilots caught having gay sex in the cockpit mid-flight published by a satirical news site has been making the rounds on the internet.
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, Hoax, Pilots, United, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Gay Sex, Fake News, Gay Scandal

Facebook suspends Philippines media company’s accounts for scamming

Facebook has banned Twinmark Media Enterprises, a Philippines digital marketing group, because it was using fake accounts, leading users to ad farms, and selling access to their Facebook pages to increase distribution. “This organization has repeatedly violated our misrepresentation and spam... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, Elections, News, Instagram, Internet, Social Media, Policy, Philippines, Misinformation, Fake News, Election Integrity, Twinmark Media Enterprises

FAANG, Public Trust, Valuations, in 2019: The Read from Menlo Ventures

The market caps of some of the most successful tech titans reach as high as $1 trillion. Yet in 2018, perceptions about these dominant companies often reflected uneasiness and doubt—and for some, so did their stock performance.Maybe the mood shift has to do with the fact that the public and government leaders no longer evaluate these tech giants based solely on their spectacular market growth and multi-billion-dollar valuations, but also on the effects of their products, which are woven into al...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Startups, Facebook, Uber, Microsoft, Privacy, Entrepreneurship, Ipo, Russia, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Vc

Princess Di’s killer, Burt Reynolds is a killer, and a killer milkshake, in this week’s dubious tabloids

It’s a fresh and shiny New Year filled with hope and possibilities, but the same ol’ exaggerations, fantasy and fact-challenged nonsense as ever proliferates in this week’s tawdry tabloids. And as ever, they dig deep into the past for "news" we’ve seen many times before. “This Man Killed Diana in Paris Tunnel!” screams the National Enquirer cover story about the death of a Princess, naming Parisian limo driver-bodybuilder Le Van Thanh. But Thanh was identified as the driver of a Fiat Uno that po...
Tags: Post, New York, Hollywood, News, Julia Roberts, Britain, Nicole Kidman, Mark Wahlberg, Switzerland, Prince Charles, Katie Holmes, Diana, Miami, Harry, Kendall Jenner, Camilla

Regardless of political affiliation, over-65s are most likely to share "fake news" (and there's not much fake news, and it's largely right-wing)

A peer-reviewed study conducted by a trio of Princeton and NYU political scientists and published in Science Advances systematically examined the proliferation of fake news in the 2016 election cycle and found that, contrary to earlier reports, disinformation did not get shared very widely, and that most of it was right-wing, and that the people who shared disinformation of all political orientation were over 65. Users over 65 were seven times more likely to share hoaxes than users aged 18-...
Tags: Facebook, Post, News, Scholarship, Princeton, Nyu, Casey Newton, Demographics Are Destiny, Political Science, Fake News, Disinformation, Reality Has A Well-known Left-wing Bias, DeleteFacebook, Jonathan Nagler, Joshua Tucker, Incompetent Russian Bots

The kids are alright. Grandpa’s the problem.

NYU and Princeton professors just released an important study that took a set of fake news domains identified by BuzzFeed’s Craig Silverman and others and asked who shares them on Facebook. They found that: Sharing so-called fake news appears to be rare. “The vast majority of Facebook users in our data” —more than 90 %— “did not share any articles from fake news domains in 2016 at all.” Most of the sharing is done by old people, not young people. People over 65 shared fake news at a rate seven ...
Tags: Facebook, Publishing, Buzzfeed, Uncategorized, Research, Fox News, Princeton, Nyu, Craig Silverman, Grandpa, Fake News, Josh Tucker, Trump Interestingly, Andrew Guess, Jonathan Nagler, Joshua Tucker

Science Confirms That Your Parents Love Fake News

A new study confirms something we all already suspected to be true: people older than 65 are more likely to share fake news on Facebook than people of other ages. Age was a better predictor of sharing fake news than any other factor, including sex, race, income, social media usage, or even political affiliation.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Media, 2016, Digital Literacy, Fake News, American Electorate

You'll Never Guess What Group of People Shared the Most Fake News Around the 2016 Election

Old people may have the worst internet journalism literacy, according to common sense, and partially backed up by new research on the spread of so-called “fake news” immediately before and after 2016 presidential election.
Tags: Facebook, Science, Misinformation, Fake News

Make Journalism Great Again: Trump Demands Reporters ‘Bring Honesty Back’

With all of the success that our Country is having, including the just released jobs numbers which are off the charts, the Fake News & totally dishonest Media concerning me and my presidency has never been worse. Many have become crazed lunatics who have given up on the TRUTH!… — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 7, 2019 …The Fake News will knowingly lie and demean in order make the tremendous success of the Trump Administration, and me, look as bad as possible. They use non-existe...
Tags: News, America, Donald J Trump, Trump Administration, Livewire, Fake News, Fake News Media, Nicole Lafond

"[W]hile many German journalists report honestly from this country, going to great lengths to travel and meet ordinary people..."

"... the gun-toting, death-penalty-seeking, racist American nonetheless remains a stock character of much superficial coverage, particularly in left-leaning outlets such as Hamburg-based Der Spiegel. Ugly Americans, and American ugliness, crop up repeatedly in [the fake reporting of Claas Relotius]... [O]n the outskirts of rural Fergus Falls, Minn., a majority of whose voters backed President Trump in 2016, Relotius purportedly found a large sign — 'almost impossible to overlook,' he wrote — rea...
Tags: Hope, Law, Germany, Journalism, United States, Tnr, Hamburg, Trump, New Republic, Charles Lane, Lane, WaPo, Der Spiegel, Fergus Falls, Stephen Glass, Ann Althouse

Updated: Facebook outlines how it will verify political advertisers before the Indian elections

Update on January 3, 2019: Facebook said it began the process to ‘bring in transparency of political ads and to defend against foreign interference in the country’s elections.’ How advertisers will be verified At least a single Facebook page admin and any advertiser who wants to create or edit... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, Elections, News, Internet, Social Media, Fake News, Lok Sabha Elections 2019

Mark Zuckerberg is ‘proud’ of how Facebook handled its scandals this year

After the year Mark Zuckerberg’s had, you’d think he’d struggle to appear so chipper. “I’m proud of the progress we’ve made,” he said in an end-of-year note posted on his Facebook page for everyone to see. Acknowledging that the social network played its part in the spread of hate speech, election interference and misinformation, Zuckerberg’s note seemed more upbeat about his response to the hurricane of hurt caused by the company’s laissez-faire attitude to world affairs and less concerned a...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Privacy, Government, Social Media, Tech, United Nations, Un, Myanmar, Silicon Valley, Social Network, World Wide Web, Zuckerberg, Alex Stamos, Cambridge Analytica

What history could tell Mark Zuckerberg

Perhaps Mark Zuckerberg obsessed over the wrong bit of history. Or else didn’t study his preferred slice of classical antiquity carefully enough, faced, as he now is, with an existential crisis of ‘fake news’ simultaneously undermining trust in his own empire and in democracy itself. A recent New Yorker profile — questioning whether the Facebook founder can fix the creation he pressed upon the world before the collective counter-pressure emanating from his billions-strong social network does ...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, England, Congress, Youtube, Opinion, Washington, Senate, Germany, Russia, Tech, Rome, Hillary Clinton, Ireland, Washington Dc

Glitter Bomb against Package Thieves

Stealing packages from unattended porches is a rapidly rising crime, as more of us order more things by mail. One person hid a glitter bomb and a video recorder in a package, posting the results when thieves opened the box. At least, that's what might have happened. At least some of the video was faked, which puts the whole thing into question. That's okay, though. Santa is faked, too. Happy whatever you're celebrating. [Author: Bruce Schneier]
Tags: Video, Theft, Santa, Sabotage, Bruce Schneier, Fake News

You’re Still A Vile One

You’re Still A Vile One USA -( You’re Still A Vile One.The Mainstream Media is the real Grinch, again, this Christmas still replacing truth and fact with so much “Get Trump” “Fake News”.Did you enjoy this cartoon?Sign up for Ammoland in your Inbox and get our daily cartoon and email news! You call yourself pro-gun? Prove it by joining anyone or all of these fine civil rights organizations: National Rifle Association (NRA) : Amendment Foundation...
Tags: Guns, Washington Post, America, Cnn, Fox News, Trump, Nra, National Rifle Association NRA, Ammoland, Gun Rights News, A.F. Branco, Gun Cartoons, USA Ammoland, Citizens Committee, Branco, Fake News

Facebook is not equipped to stop the spread of authoritarianism

After the driver of a speeding bus ran over and killed two college students in Dhaka in July, student protesters took to the streets. They forced the ordinarily disorganized local traffic to drive in strict lanes and stopped vehicles to inspect license and registration papers. They even halted the vehicle of the Chief of Bangladesh Police Bureau of Investigation and found that his license was expired. And they posted videos and information about the protests on Facebook. The fatal road accident ...
Tags: Google, Security, Social, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Asia, Saudi Arabia, Government, India, Social Media, Tech, Whatsapp, Policy, Uganda, Egypt, Internet Access

Review of 2018, Part 4 (October–December): Nationalism, Deglobalization, plus the US exit from Syria

OCTOBER Where US–Canada relations were concerned, as well as Trump’s trade strategy, NAFTA was the leading event opening the month of October. The US–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) On Monday, October 1st, came the striking news that at the last minute the US and Canada signed a new agreement which, together with Mexico, would replace NAFTA. While […]
Tags: North Korea, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, China, Censorship, US, Social Media, G20, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Canada, Anthropology, 2018, Year In Review, Brexit

Review of 2018, Part 3 (July–September): The Trade War plus Cold War II

JULY June was a month so heavily saturated with key turning point events, that it seemed like the longest month of the year—but then July came. Already, on the first day, we were treated to a very unusual sight: an obviously chastened and tamed John Bolton, just back from his visit with Vladimir Putin in […]
Tags: Vladimir Putin, North Korea, Mexico, China, Germany, Russia, Censorship, Eu, Turkey, Iran, Syria, Canada, Nato, Anthropology, 2018, Tariffs

Will Trump Hold Firm on Syrian Pullout?

Will Trump Hold Firm on Syrian Pullout? U.S.A. –-( “We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there,” wrote President Donald Trump, as he ordered the withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Syria, stunning the U.S. foreign policy establishment.Trump overruled his secretaries of state and defense, and jolted this city and capitals across NATO Europe and the Middle East.Yet, Trump is doing exactly what he promised to do in his campaign. And what his decision seems to say ...
Tags: Isis, Guns, Putin, Congress, North Korea, China, Iraq, Russia, US, America, Turkey, Iran, Syria, West, Gop, Nato

Ankle scarves are only trending online, not on the streets

Nope, ankle scarves are not the latest thing to come out of Italy or Germany or wherever. I was skeptical when I came across this Country Living article that declared them a "trend," as the image is clearly Photoshopped. So, I started digging. First I went to its source, an Italian website called Lercio. Then I clicked to Lercio's source, a German site called Der Postillon and that's when I knew my suspicions were true. Ankle scarves are fake news parading around on English sites as a real trend...
Tags: Post, Fashion, News, Germany, Berlin, Italy, Lost In Translation, Trend, Nick Douglas, Fake News, Ankle Scarves, Lercio, Der Postillon

Facebook to verify political advertisers ahead of the 2019 Elections: report

Facebook will carry out an offline process to verify identities and locations of political advertisers in India ahead of the Lok Sabha elections next year, reports The Economic Times. The company has sent emails to advertisers and agencies asking them to provide scanned copies of address and... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, Elections, News, Internet, India, Social Media, Economic Times, Lok Sabha, Fake News, Lok Sabha Elections 2019

Facebook and Twitter remove 30 ‘state sponsored’ fake accounts from Bangladesh

Facebook and Twitter removed a combined of 30 accounts which were spreading misinformation in Bangladesh, 10 days before the country goes to polls. Both platforms found that the suspended accounts were linked to the ruling government in Bangladesh, the Awami League led by Prime Minister Sheikh... ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Twitter, Elections, News, Internet, Social Media, Bangladesh, Misinformation, Awami League, Fake News