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Interview with Fake News entrepreneur

NPR provides a fascinating first hand account of the US fake news industry. We Tracked Down A Fake-News Creator In The Suburbs. Here's What…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

6 Nov 27
Reply by MarkFL

Fake news disguised as opinion

Yet another way to spread fake news, post it as an opinion piece. The case in point, a mainstream paper promotes disinformation in its head…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Nov 26
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

By making money on fake news, did European teens throw US election?

In Veles, a central Macedonia town, teenagers have been making money by creating a hundred fake news Facebook sites. Facebook clicks by eas…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Nov 23
Reply by Grinning Cat

Twitter and made up stories

Why Journalists Love Twitter You've probably heard twitter trends cited on TV news. Emily Robinson describes how Twitter manufactures news,…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

4 Nov 19
Reply by Loren Miller

Acceptable Discourse - Foundational Change

Obama Reckons with a Trump Presidency Obama and his political director David Simas, discuss our new media ecology. The continuum of accepta…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Nov 18

Is Mass Media All Lies?

Mat Tafibbi makes the point that US mass media has lost so much credibility that no one believes even the most horrendous political revelat…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Nov 8
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

Do you vote with your eyeballs?

The idea that US citizens have already voted for Trump because they're drawn to sensational, low brow "reality" fiction TV and media posts…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

3 Sep 17
Reply by sehkmet

Planned Propaganda Empire

Are Donald Trump, Stephen Bannon, and Roger Ailes Cooking Up a Post-Election Media Empire? Preparing for tRump loss in September, the Alt-r…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

5 Aug 31
Reply by Bertold Brautigan

Talk Radio Destroys Media Credibility

Finally, a right-winger takes responsibility for today's proud Know Nothing Party. Conservative talk radio got us here. Charlie Sykes, a co…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Aug 18
Reply by Bertold Brautigan

Mass Media and a US Autocrat's Rise

How Trump Owns the Media Marvin Kalb says the media are boosting a would-be autocrat. In this unusual presidential campaign, we are witness…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Aug 17
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

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