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BRITAIN: Personal Finance Expert Sues Facebook For Defamation Over Fake “Scam” Ads Featuring His Name

The Associated Press reports: A personal finance expert launched a lawsuit against Facebook in Britain on Monday, claiming the social media company is allowing the publication of scam ads featuring his name. Martin Lewis, who founded the MoneySavingExpert website, says his name has appeared on more than 50 advertisements in the last year, many of them get-rich-quick scams to con ...

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Fake Obama Illustrates Danger Of New Video Tech

Buzzfeed News reports: Sitting before the Stars and Stripes, another flag pinned to his lapel, former President Barack Obama appears to be delivering an important message about fake news — but something seems slightly…off. As the video soon reveals, the man speaking is not the former commander-in-chief, but rather Oscar-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele with a warning for viewers about trusting ...

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Sandy Hook Parents Sue Alex Jones For Defamation

The Huffington Post reports: Alex Jones has spent years claiming the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School ― where a shooter killed 20 small children and six adults ― was faked. He has claimed the parents of these dead children are liars and “crisis actors.” Now, those parents are coming after him. In a pair of lawsuits filed late Monday, ...

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Alex Jones: Beautiful Satanists Dated Me In High School In Plot To Prevent Future-Me From Creating InfoWars

“Every time I thought some hot 17-year-old, when I was like 13 or 14, really wanted to date me and I’d drive out to some big old mansion of theirs—and I mean real mansions, helicopter pads, private landing fields, you name it—God almighty, after the third or fourth time I had been with them, they’d tell me, ‘By the way, ...

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Alex Jones Sued By Massachusetts Man Falsely Named By InfoWars As Suspect In Parkland Mass Shooting

The Daily Beast reports: Marcel Fontaine, who was falsely declared a suspect in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting by conspiracy-theorist website InfoWars, is now suing Alex Jones for more than a million dollars. Fontaine, a young man from Massachusetts, filed suit in the district court of Travis County, Texas on Monday against InfoWars head Alex Jones; InfoWars reporter ...

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POLL: 77% Say Mainstream Media Reports Fake News

Politico reports: President Donald Trump is not alone in thinking media outlets spread “fake news.” More than 3-in-4 of 803 American respondents, or 77 percent, said they believe that major traditional television and newspaper media outlets report “fake news,” according to a Monmouth University poll released Monday, marking a sharp increase in distrust of those news organizations from a year ...

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Trump Hails Pro-Trump Propaganda Machine Sinclair

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump on Monday praised the Sinclair Broadcast Group amid criticism that it forces its news anchors across the country to read pro-Trump propaganda on their shows. Criticism of Sinclair has come after Deadspin created a viral video compilation of Sinclair anchors reading the exact same statements attacking the mainstream press for being “extremely dangerous to ...

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InfoWars Loon Challenges Robert Mueller To Fistfight

Jared Holt reports at Right Wing Watch: Jerome Corsi, Washington bureau chief for the conspiracy theory outlet Infowars, said today that he wants to take Special Counsel Robert Mueller behind the Department of Justice and fight him. “I’m fed up with this. I want to say to Mueller, ‘Let’s go out in the backyard of the Justice Department. You’ve got ...

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Trump And RNC Advertise On InfoWars Channel

Media Matters reports: The Trump Make America Great Again Committee — a joint fundraising operation run by President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee — is running a campaign advertisement on toxic conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ YouTube channel. Media Matters observed the ad just a day after Jones used his YouTube channel to depict survivors of ...

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InfoWars Depicts Parkland Students As Hitler Youth

Alex Jones today opened his InfoWars show on YouTube with a clip which depicts Parkland activists Emma Gonzales and David Hogg as members of Hitler Youth. This follows similar widespread attacks across the far-right fever swamps including at the homocon-run Gateway Pundit, where on Sunday thousands followed a top-of-site link from homocon Matt Drudge to deluge the comments with photoshopped ...

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Right Winger Erick Erickson Falls For Story Claiming Parkland’s David Hogg Wasn’t At School During Attack

The Washington Examiner reports: Conservative blog RedState issued a correction Monday evening to a piece that questioned if Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg was actually on campus in Parkland, Fla., when the mass shooting occurred last month. The article was prompted after Hogg, one of the most outspoken voices following the shooting, made comments to CBS where ...

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Family Of Slain DNC Staffer Seth Rich Sues Fox News

ABC News reports: The family of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich, who was killed in 2016, has filed a lawsuit against Fox News, an investigative reporter and one of the network’s frequent guests over a story about Rich and allegations that he was involved in a conspiracy, according to the lawsuit. Rich was shot and killed in Washington, D.C., ...

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Charlottesville Counter-Protester Sues Homocon Jim Hoft, Alex Jones, Allen West, Others For Defamation

The Hill reports: A counter-protester at the deadly white supremacist rally last year in Charlottesville, Va. is suing the media outlet Infowars, its owner Alex Jones and seven others for defamation. Georgetown Law’s Civil Rights Clinic filed the lawsuit Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia on behalf of Brennan Gilmore, who alleges that Alex ...

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Sean Hannity: The Despicably Low, Hate-Trump Media Exploited Nunberg To Do Their Dirty Work [VIDEO]

Posted this afternoon to Hannity.com: Speaking during his opening monologue on ‘Hannity’ Tuesday night, Sean unloaded on the mainstream media’s “despicable” exploitation of a former Trump associate to damage the President; saying the liberal media has completely “stopped caring about the truth.” “We have a brand-new example of just how despicably low the hate-Trump media will go at every cost ...

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Homocon Jim Hoft: Leftists Might Commit “False Flag” Shooting Of Student Activists During Anti-Gun March

This afternoon homocon Gateway Pundit fake news blogger Jim Hoft appeared on InfoWars where he agreed with guest host Mike Adams that liberals might slaughter student activists during the upcoming anti-gun marches. Media Matters has the quotes: Mike Adams: “If someone wanted to pull off a false flag shooting to really try to take away the guns, if they had ...

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Pepe Creator Files Copyright Suit Against InfoWars

The Wrap reports: No fake news here — Alex Jones’ InfoWars is being sued by the creator of inadvertent alt-right mascot, Pepe the Frog. Cartoonist Matt Furie filed suit against conspiracy theorist Jones’ InfoWars on Monday, alleging that his amphibian creation was used without his authorization. “Artist Matt Furie created the Pepe the Frog character in the early 2000s. At ...

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Alex Jones: YouTube Wants Me Arrested And Killed

“They’ve taken all the brainwashed people who believe they’ve been victimized and brainwashed at the colleges, where they have this social justice warrior mentality where no free speech is allowed of anybody conservative or capitalist or Christian. And then now they’re deploying that onto the internet. This is World War IV. This is a digital information war. “The globalists are ...

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Perkins: Intolerant Gays Are Ruining Country Music

Via press release from Tony Perkins: Through all of the cultural ups and downs, country music has always been a place conservatives felt welcome. While so many other celebrities started picking up activist causes and shaming fans who held Christian beliefs, American could always count on Nashville to stay true to their values (or at least tolerate them). Not anymore. ...

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Rush Limbaugh Suggests Georgia Teacher Is “Radical Leftist” Planted To Stop Movement To Arm Teachers

Media Matters has the transcript of today’s show: So we have a teacher barricaded in a classroom with no students. No children. No students anywhere around. And starts firing some shots. Barricaded in the classroom. And then here comes some cops and nab the guy is in custody and we got a breaking new stories: “Teacher in Custody After Georgia ...

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Fox Hosts Issue “Correction” After Father Of Parkland Student Admits He Doctored CNN’s Email [VIDEO]

Yesterday the father of Parkland student Colton Haab admitted that he “accidentally” doctored the email which he had claimed showed that CNN “scripted” the questions for last week’s town hall on gun control. Last night Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson both issued brief “corrections” to their claims, which had inflamed right wing sites. Carlson said, “For the sake of honesty ...

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