Fake News

Homocon Site Pushed Russian Troll Accounts

Media Matters reports: On February 16, the Justice Department and special counsel Robert Mueller issued an indictment against 13 Russian nationals, along with the Russian entity the Internet Research Agency (IRA), charging them with defrauding the United States and interfering in the 2016 presidential election campaign. The indictment notes, according to CNN, “The defendants allegedly posed as US persons, created …

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ARIZONA: GOP US Senate Candidate Kelli Ward Touts Endorsement From Anonymous Fake News Site

Politico reports: It looked as if Arizona Senate candidate Kelli Ward had scored a big endorsement: On Oct. 28, she posted a link on her campaign website and blasted out a Facebook post, quoting extensively from a column in the Arizona Monitor. There was just one problem: Despite its reputable sounding name, the Arizona Monitor is not a real news …

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Extremist Pam Geller Busted Sharing Fake Video

Media Matters reports: Notorious anti-Muslim commentator Pamela Geller uploaded and shared an obviously staged video framing migrants in Italy as anti-police vandalizers in the context of Italy’s highly contested general election. On February 11, Pamela Geller’s “Morning News Report” newsletter featured a YouTube video titled “Migrants in Italy” which was uploaded on February 7 to Geller’s YouTube channel, and shared …

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Unilever Threatens To Pull Web Ads Over Fake News

CNN reports: Unilever is threatening to pull its advertising from digital platforms that it says have become a “swamp” of fake news, racism, sexism and extremism. The forceful warning to digital platforms such as Google and Facebook will be delivered at an advertising conference in California later on Monday. “We cannot continue to prop up a digital supply chain which …

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State TV Blames Obama For Rob Porter [VIDEO]

The Wrap reports: Jeanine Pirro found an unusual target for the White House scandal surrounding former Trump aide Rob Porter: President Barack Obama. “You want to stop a four-star general who is running the White House, who believes in chain of command, who makes a decision within 40 minutes, because you hate President Trump? Find another scapegoat. You might want …

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Devin Nunes Launches Right Wing “News” Site

Politico reports: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, a relentless critic of the media, has found a way around the often unflattering coverage of his role in the Trump-Russia investigation — by operating his own partisan news outlet. Resembling a local, conservative news site, “The California Republican” is classified on Facebook as a “media/news company” and claims to deliver “the …

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OXFORD STUDY: Trump Supporters Spread Fake News On Social Media More Than All Other Groups Combined

McClatchy reports: Backers of President Donald Trump are sharing more “junk” political news – ideologically extreme, conspiratorial, sensationalist and phony information – over Twitter and Facebook than all other groups combined, significantly magnifying the polarization in the American electorate, according to an analysis by British researchers. Rather than obtaining news over social media from mainstream outlets, these Americans shared posts …

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Sean Hannity Blames Market Plunge On Obama

Because of course. Via Mediaite: During his radio program yesterday afternoon, Fox News’ Sean Hannity claimed that we are seeing the impact of the previous administration’s economy on today’s market. Referring to a segment he had just seen on Fox News, Hannity said the analysis is that it was largely President Barack Obama’s fault. “Because the Obama economy was so …

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Devin Nunes Admits To Fox News That He Didn’t Read Documents That Are The Basis Of His Memo [VIDEO]

Axios reports: Rep. Devin Nunes, who led the release of the memo, admitted to Fox News’ Bret Baier that he hadn’t read the FISA documents that made up the basis of the memo. Why it matters: The memo is largely based on the argument that there were FISA abuses within the FBI, particularly relating to former Trump campaign adviser Carter …

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Far-Right Nutbags Agree: GOP Train Crash Was Deep State Kamikaze False Flag Derp Derpity Derp Derp

I called this the minute the crash happened: Paul Ryan was onboard the train carrying lawmakers, a whole bunch of lawmakers, to a high-level GOP retreat. A truck kamikaze rammed it, a cement truck, a big truck, a dump truck kamikaze rammed it. And Paul Ryan was on board. There’s one dead. A bunch of people injured. But what’s the …

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REPORT: FBI Director Opposes Release Of Nunes Memo, Contains Inaccurate Info And Paints False Narrative

Bloomberg reports: FBI Director Christopher Wray told the White House he opposes release of a classified Republican memo alleging bias at the FBI and Justice Department because it contains inaccurate information and paints a false narrative, according to a person familiar with the matter. The memo on actions early in the probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign is …

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Far-Right Troll Mike Cernovich Bids $500K For Gawker

Vanity Fair reports: PayPal co-founder and Gawker nemesis Peter Thiel isn’t the only one eyeing the final remains of Nick Denton’s gossipy, sometimes groundbreaking media empire. Mike Cernovich, the right-wing lifestyle guru and self-proclaimed journalist, is offering $500,000 in cash for Gawker’s assets, according to a copy of the offer letter obtained by the Hive. “For the past eighteen months …

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SRSLY: Breitbart Sells “Shithole” Valentine Candy

On sale today over at Breitbart: Looking for that special gift to give that special someone? Few things say “love” and “romance” like Breithearts: the only deplorably colorful candy hearts adorned with just the right words when you can’t find them….words like “Shithole” “Stable Genius” and “SAD!” not to mention 7 other phrases that are as spot on as cupid’s …

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Conspiracy Nut GOP Rep Appears On Conspiracy Nut’s Show To Complain About Being Called A Conspiracy Nut

Jared Holt reports at Right Wing Watch: Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida appeared on conspiracy theory outlet Infowars to complain that he is being called a conspiracy theorist for pushing the narrative that a secret memo by the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee proves that the Obama administration improperly sought to spy on Donald Trump and his presidential campaign. …

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Homocon Fake News Site Goes Viral With Flu Lie

Boing Boing reports: If you want a good example that shows how Facebook cares more about pleasing its shareholders than the it does about stopping fake news, look how this fake news story, which claims a CDC doctor says the flu vaccine is causing the flu outbreak, is spreading across Facebook (current number of shares: 691k). Remember, Facebook has complete …

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Hannity Face-Plants On Mueller Firing Story [VIDEO]

Business Insider reports: Following a New York Times report where President Donald Trump reportedly ordered special counsel Robert Mueller fired one month after he was chosen to oversee the Russia investigation, Fox News host Sean Hannity came out swinging on his program Thursday night. “They’re trying to change the story,” Hannity said, referring to The Times’s report. “At this hour, …

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“Secret Society” Text Makes For GOP Laughingstocks

The Hill reports: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) on Thursday acknowledged that “it’s a real possibility” that a reference to a “secret society” in a text message exchange between two FBI officials was made in jest. The Wisconsin Republican told CNN and ABC News that it was possible that there is no “secret society” amid an uproar from GOP officials about …

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Alex Jones: Hawaii’s Nuclear Attack Alert Was Done To Embarrass Trump And Distract From Clinton Scandals

“My phone rings from not one, but two, one former State Department source, another CIA, then my phone rings from someone who associated with Delta Force, then I get some more phone calls, and they are like, ‘Why aren’t you covering this?’ This is huge. This is gigantic, this is meant to embarrass Trump, this is meant to destabilize things, …

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Mike Cernovich: I’m A Literal Sorcerer [VIDEO]

Pizzagate troll Mike Cernovich, who has famously bragged that his manly jism is so supremely powerful that women uncontrollably crave it, also apparently fancies himself to be a literal sorcerer. (Wizard? Warlock?) Jared Holt reports at Right Wing Watch: “Everything I do is alchemy. That’s why I believe in magic. Not black magic, not the satanic magic that they practice …

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Todd Starnes: Liberals Are The True Racists Because They Hate That Blacks Are Getting Jobs Under Trump

Todd Starnes wails for Fox News: This has been a tremendous start to the Trump presidency. Things are going exceedingly well for Trump and his Administration. The Democrats and the Mainstream Media and the Never Trumpers want you to believe President Trump an illiterate, mental case — delusional, paranoid, unfit for office. What I’m about to tell you is politically …

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