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Facebook Identifies Russia-Linked Misinformation Campaign

By ADAM SATARIANO β€” January 17th 2019 at 13:31

Facebook removed nearly 500 pages and accounts targeted at Europe and Central Asia. Some originated from an agency controlled by the Kremlin.

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Veterans of the News Business Are Now Fighting Fakes

By EDMUND LEE β€” January 16th 2019 at 15:59

After raising $6 million, the start-up NewsGuard, co-founded by Steve Brill, has signed Microsoft as its first major client. The main goal: to combat the spread of false stories on the internet.

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Mediator: Fake News as β€˜Moral Imperative’? Democrats’ Alabama Move Hints at Ugly 2020

By JIM RUTENBERG β€” January 14th 2019 at 16:21

Reports about the use of homegrown disinformation online in a 2017 Senate race suggest foreign operatives may be just one thing threatening the integrity of the next presidential election.

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Older People Shared Fake News on Facebook More Than Others in 2016 Race, Study Says

By NIRAJ CHOKSHI β€” January 10th 2019 at 23:27

Users aged 65 and older posted seven times as many articles from fake news sites as adult users 29 and younger, a study published this week found.

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Older People Shared Fake News on Facebook More Than Others in 2016 Race, Study Says

By NIRAJ CHOKSHI β€” January 10th 2019 at 23:27

Users aged 65 and older posted seven times as many articles from fake news sites as adult users 29 and younger, a study published this week found.

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Books of The Times: Why Fighting Fake News With the Facts Might Not Be Enough

By JENNIFER SZALAI β€” January 9th 2019 at 19:13

“Down to Earth,” by Bruno Latour, and “The Misinformation Age,” by Cailin O’Connor and James Owen Weatherall, help us think through an era in which the idea of truth has become a political football.

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Doug Jones Seeks Inquiry Into Misinformation Efforts in Alabama Senate Race

By ALAN BLINDER β€” January 10th 2019 at 02:52

The Alabama Democrat said “deceptive tactics have no place in American politics and must be repudiated by those involved in our political system.”

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The Wall Is a Symbol of Donald Trump’s Neediness

By FRANK BRUNI β€” January 9th 2019 at 16:48

Seldom has a president’s ego required so much shoring up. There’s not enough concrete in creation for that job.

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Democrats Faked Online Push to Outlaw Alcohol in Alabama Race

By SCOTT SHANE and ALAN BLINDER β€” January 7th 2019 at 09:00

A prohibitionist campaign appeared to be led by supporters of the Republican Senate candidate in 2017. But it was created by progressives — the second such secret effort to be unmasked.

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Deciphering the Patterns in Trump’s Falsehoods

By LINDA QIU β€” December 29th 2018 at 16:30

We review how President Trump bent the truth this year by repeating and inflating falsehoods, shifting his statements, embellishing or omitting details, and offering misleading attacks.

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Inside Facebook’s Secret Rulebook for Global Political Speech

By MAX FISHER β€” December 28th 2018 at 00:03

Under fire for stirring up distrust and violence, the social network has vowed to police its users. But leaked documents raise serious questions about its approach.

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Inside Facebook’s Secret Rulebook for Global Political Speech

By MAX FISHER β€” December 27th 2018 at 23:17

Under fire for stirring up distrust and violence, the social network has vowed to police its users. But leaked documents raise serious questions about its approach.

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LinkedIn Co-Founder Apologizes for Deception in Alabama Senate Race

By SCOTT SHANE β€” December 27th 2018 at 01:37

The tech billionaire Reid Hoffman said he had no idea his money had been spent on a Russian-style social media disinformation campaign.

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LinkedIn Co-Founder Apologizes for Deception in Alabama Senate Race

By SCOTT SHANE β€” December 27th 2018 at 01:37

The tech billionaire Reid Hoffman said he had no idea his money had been spent on a Russian-style social media disinformation campaign.

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Santa Arrested in Iraq? Social Media Says Yes, Police Say No

By ROD NORDLAND β€” December 23rd 2018 at 17:49

The Iraqi police said that a widely shared photo had been taken not in Iraq but in Syria, and that the officers in the picture with the Santa were helping distribute presents to children.

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It Is So Much Worse Than I Thought

By CHARLES M. BLOW β€” December 20th 2018 at 01:00

How can a family that can’t run a charity run a country?

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Unbuttoned: The Biggest Fake News in Fashion

By VANESSA FRIEDMAN β€” December 18th 2018 at 19:27

Untangling the origins of a myth repeated so often that no one thought to question it.

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The Shift: Russian Trolls Came for Instagram, Too

By KEVIN ROOSE β€” December 18th 2018 at 11:00

A look at posts from the Internet Research Agency reveals that the group used Instagram for several distinct purposes.

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Blaming the Deep State: Officials Accused of Wrongdoing Adopt Trump’s Response

By JULIAN E. BARNES, ADAM GOLDMAN and CHARLIE SAVAGE β€” December 18th 2018 at 11:00

A Pentagon official and a government contractor investigated for mishandling classified material say that bureaucrats opposed to President Trump targeted them.

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The Shift: Russian Trolls Came for Instagram, Too

By KEVIN ROOSE β€” December 18th 2018 at 11:00

A look at posts from the Internet Research Agency reveals that the group used Instagram for several distinct purposes.

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