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Fox Paid “Seven Figures” To Settle Seth Rich Lawsuit

Yahoo News reports: Just as star anchor Sean Hannity and other high-profile Fox News figures were due to be deposed about their promotion of a bogus conspiracy theory about the death of former Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich, the cable network last month threw in the towel and moved to settle a lawsuit brought by Rich’s parents that threatened …

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Newsmax CEO Defends Spreading Fake News: We Are Just “Reporting On What People Are Saying” [VIDEO]

“There’s a lot of opinion hosts, and they have all sorts of things that I don’t subscribe to. I do believe in free discourse, I believe in people having their opinion. “We’re not saying that that is accurate. In fact, we’ve gone out of our way in our news reporting to say we have no evidence. “We have gone out …

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YouTube Temporarily Suspends, Demonetizes Cultist Network OANN For Promoting Fake Coronavirus Cure

Axios reports: YouTube has barred One America News Network from posting new videos for a week and stripped it of its ability to make money off existing content after the Trump-friendly channel uploaded a video promoting a phony cure for COVID-19, YouTube spokesperson Ivy Choi tells Axios. YouTube has been criticized for allowing OANN to spread misinformation using its platform, …

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Trump Falls For Fake News Item About His Own Sister

The New York Times reports: On Friday morning, President Trump shared a seemingly innocuous article on Twitter. The piece said that his sister, Elizabeth Trump Grau, had publicly voiced her support for her brother amid his baseless claims that he won the 2020 election. “Thank you Elizabeth,” Mr. Trump wrote to his sister, who has long avoided the spotlight. “LOVE!” …

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RNC Files FEC Complaint Against Twitter: Blocking The NY Post Is An “In-Kind Contribution” To Biden Campaign

Fox News reports: The Republican National Committee (RNC) on Friday filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging that the censorship of the New York Post article about Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings and former Vice President Joe Biden’s alleged knowledge of those dealings amounts to an “illegal corporate in-kind political contribution” to the Biden campaign, Fox News …

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YouTube Bans QAnon, Deletes Many Major Accounts

The Washington Post reports: YouTube on Thursday became the latest social media giant to take steps to stop QAnon, the sprawling pro-Trump conspiracy theory community whose online fantasies about a cabal of satanic pedophiles running the world have spilled over into offline violence. The company announced in a blog post that it was updating its hate speech and harassment policies …

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Republicans Rage Over Blocks On Fake Biden “Exposé”

The Hill reports: Some Republican lawmakers lashed out at Twitter and Facebook on Wednesday over the platforms’ decisions to limit the spread of a New York Post story about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden. The GOP lawmakers characterized the moves as censorship and renewed their allegations that social media platforms have an anti-conservative bias. Sen. Josh Hawley …

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Jones: Staffers May Have Poisoned Trump’s Diet Coke

“America is in a war for its very survival and now our president battling against the Communist Chinese, the globalists, and others in open worldwide economic war is being told he’s got to stay locked up for 14 days legitimizing this entire giant fraud. “What we know is 90% of the tests are false positive, conservatively. What we know is …

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Fox & Friends Sorry For Spreading Fake COVID Story

As previously reported: Fox17 Nashville took down the article that generated the right-wing media conspiracy theories. The station issued a statement to CNN’s Oliver Darcy saying in part: “In a segment that aired earlier this week, we incorrectly asserted that Mayor Cooper’s office withheld COVID-19 data from the public, which implied that there had been a cover up. We want …

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Steve Bannon Behind Latest Fake “China Virus” Story

The Daily Beast reports: A new study purporting to show that the novel coronavirus was manufactured in a Chinese lab was published by a pair of nonprofit groups linked to Steve Bannon, the former top Trump strategist now facing felony fraud charges. The study, co-authored by a Chinese virologist who fled Hong Kong this year, claims that “laboratory manipulation is …

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Hannity And Dobbs To Be Deposed In Seth Rich Suit

The Daily Beast reports: Fox News star Sean Hannity was once his network’s most prominent booster of conspiracy theories about murdered Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich, only stopping the rumor-mongering after Rich’s grieving parents publicly begged him to knock it off. Now, Hannity will have to answer questions, under oath, about Fox’s coverage of Rich’s death. Hannity, along with …

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Florida Latinos Swamped With Wild Disinfo Campaigns

Politico reports: George Soros directs a “Deep State” global conspiracy network. A Joe Biden win would put America in control of “Jews and Blacks.” The Democratic nominee has a pedophilia problem. Wild disinformation like this is inundating Spanish-speaking residents of South Florida ahead of Election Day, clogging their WhatsApp chats, Facebook feeds and even radio airwaves at a saturation level …

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Infowars “Reporter” Charged With Robbery [VIDEO]

Law & Crime reports: A correspondent for InfoWars, the Alex Jones-helmed far-right media organization known as a hub for conspiracy theories and false news stories, was arrested Friday evening at her home in Diamond, Ohio, midway between Youngstown and Akron. Millicent “Millie” Weaver, 29, and her husband Gavin Wince, 46, were taken into custody by the Portage County Sheriff’s Office. …

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Right Wing News Site Is Run By Official Trump PAC

The Daily Beast reports: Donald Trump’s “official” super PAC has spent more than $25 million since last year to get the president re-elected. Now it’s trying a new tactic: the group, America First Action, has launched a news website. The site is called the American Herald, and it describes itself as “a conservative news platform designed to bring you all …

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Google Demonetizes Cultist Sites Over BLM [UPDATE]

NBC News reports: Google has banned two far-right websites from its advertising platform after research revealed the tech giant was profiting from articles pushing unsubstantiated claims about the Black Lives Matter protests. The two sites, ZeroHedge and The Federalist, will no longer be able to generate revenue from any advertisements served by Google Ads. A Google spokesperson said in an …

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FB Bans Pro-Trump Fake News Page For COVID Disinfo

NBC News reports: One of the largest publishers of coronavirus disinformation on Facebook has been banned from the platform for using content farms from Macedonia and the Philippines, Facebook said on Friday. The publisher, Natural News, was one of the most prolific pushers of the viral “Plandemic” conspiracy video, which falsely claimed that the coronavirus is part of an elaborate …

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Right Wing Group Had Recruited Dallas Karen To Defy Lockdown, GoFundMe Launched Ahead Of Her Arrest

Texas Monthly reports: On Friday, Ted Cruz flew to Dallas for a haircut. He hadn’t been looking particularly shaggy, but as hair salons have become the latest front in the culture war, Cruz—never one to miss an opportunity to declare which side he’s on—invited photographers to join him before he donned a face mask and a leopard-print smock for his …

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Infowars To Host Lockdown Protest At Texas Capitol

We’re going to see a lot of more of these: Infowars host Owen Shroyer — the organizer of an April 18 in-person rally at the state Capitol in Austin, Texas, to protest coronavirus restrictions — is using Twitter and the company’s streaming platform Periscope to promote the event. While Twitter banned accounts for Infowars and its head Alex Jones in …

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Homocon Site Posts And Deletes Fake CDC Conspiracy

Media Matters reports: Disreputable right-wing conspiracy theorist Jim Hoft published a conspiratorial article about a deceased CDC scientist, apparently not realizing the scientist had died in 2018. Hoft has largely been using his outlet The Gateway Pundit to defend President Donald Trump’s handling of the novel coronavirus outbreak. On April 14, Hoft published an article at the Gateway Pundit with …

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Jones: It’s A Revolutionary Act To Buy My COVID Crap

“This virus does kill some some people, that’s why you need to take care of your body and the best ways to do that is to eat good, non-GMO food, drink a lot of pure, clean water, and get a high-quality multivitamin mineral with amino acids like Real Red Pill, Real Red Pill Plus, still 50% off. “Get your X3 …

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