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Facebook To Invest $300M In Journalism Programs

CNN reports: Facebook says it is making by far its biggest investment yet into struggling sectors of the news industry. On Tuesday the company is announcing a three-year commitment to invest $300 million in “news programs, partnerships and content.” Some of the funds will go directly to nonprofit organizations like the Pulitzer Center and Report for America. The cash infusion …

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Alex Jones Loses Battle Against Sandy Hook Parents

ABC News reports: Six families of victims killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School won a legal victory Friday in their fight against controversial radio and internet personality Alex Jones. A judge in Connecticut has granted the families’ discovery requests, allowing them access to, among other things, InfoWars’ internal marketing and financial documents. The judge has scheduled a hearing next week …

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GoFundMe Border Wall Guy: We’re Building It Ourselves

Via press release: Heartened by the overwhelming support of fellow Americans who have donated over $20 million to the viral GoFundMe campaign “We the People Will Fund the Wall,” war hero and triple-amputee veteran Brian Kolfage announced the launch of a 501(c)4 called “We Build the Wall, Inc.” which will fund the private construction of a wall along the United …

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Study: “Ultra Conservatives” Share The Most Fake News

Unshocking. The Associated Press reports: Sharing false information on Facebook is old. People over 65 and ultra conservatives shared about seven times more fake information masquerading as news on the social media site than younger adults, moderates and super liberals during the 2016 election season, a new study finds. The first major study to look at who is sharing links …

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United Nations Special Rapporteur: Donald Trump Is The Internet’s Worst Perpetrator Of False Information

Politico reports: The President of the United States is the “worst” perpetrator of misinformation on the internet, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Opinion David Kaye said in an interview published today. “Governments are real offenders when it comes to disinformation,” said Kaye. “In my own country, the United States, the worst perpetrator of false information is …

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The GoFundMe Wall Guy Is A Fake News Kingpin

NBC News reports: An internet fundraiser for Donald Trump’s border wall took in more than $7 million from over 131,000 donors by early Thursday evening. The Florida man behind the GoFundMe page, a triple-amputee Iraq War veteran named Brian Kolfage, spent a large portion of the fundraising campaign’s description outlining his past, including a bolded section titled “How do you …

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Fake News Network Backs Trump In CNN/Acosta Suit

The Hill reports: The head of conservative outlet One America News Network (OANN) said Thursday that the organization will file an amicus brief in support of the White House as it faces a lawsuit from CNN over the revocation of reporter Jim Acosta’s press pass. OANN CEO Robert Herring wrote on Twitter that the organization backs the White House’s decision …

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Homocon Site To Host Bannon For Election Returns

The Stupidest Man On The Internet™ writes: The Gateway Pundit announces — LIVE ELECTION NIGHT COVERAGE with host STEPHEN K. BANNON brought to you by Citizens of the american republic a C-4 non-profit dedicated to Economic nationalism and maximizing citizenship value. The Gateway Pundit is thrilled to announce Stephen K. Bannon will host coverage of election night 2018. Guests through …

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Hannity Stumps For Trump After Saying He Wouldn’t

Mediaite reports: Political observers and various media figures are not impressed with how Sean Hannity and Jeanine Pirro blatantly stumped for Donald Trump ahead of the midterm elections. The two Fox hosts held a show at the president’s final event to rally the GOP on Monday night, and they both ended up going on stage to deliver gushing support for …

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Gateway Pundit: Mueller’s “Accuser” Has Fled, Won’t Be At Press Conference After All As She Fears For Her Life

Posted today by the homocon fake news site Gateway Pundit: The woman accusing Mueller of rape was slated to detail her encounter with the special counsel at a press conference Burkman and Wohl are hosting in Arlington, Virginia Thursday at noon. However, upon arriving in Washington, DC she panicked and boarded a flight to another location. Below is a photo …

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Michael Savage: The #MAGAbomber Is A Liberal Plant

“He’s not a white supremacist. That throws me off. Either he is a Native American or a Filipino because we don’t know that. But that he’s not a cracker like McVeigh, this is the part that throws me off. No blonde, blue eyed guy they couldn’t find? How’d they get this guy? This is the part that throws me off, …

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Rush Limbaugh: This Is A False Flag By Democrats

“Republicans just don’t do this kind of thing. Even though every event, like mass shootings, remember, every mass shooting there is, the Democrats in the media try to make everybody think right off the bat that some tea partier did it, or some talk radio fan did it, or some Fox News viewer did it. Turns out, it’s never, ever …

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Facebook Promotes Election “War Room” To Thwart Fake News, Spam, Hate Speech, Voter Suppression [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Facebook is promoting a new “war room” as a part of its solution to election interference, unveiling a team of specialists working to stop the spread of misinformation and propaganda. It’s unclear how well it’s working. The Silicon Valley company, which has faced intensifying scrutiny over its role in amplifying malicious political content, opened its doors to …

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Right Wing Paper Settles Suit With Seth Rich’s Brother

CNN reports: The Washington Times on Monday issued a lengthy retraction and apology for an editorial it published in March about Aaron Rich, the brother of the slain Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich whose unsolved murder became the basis for conspiracy theories on the far-right. “The Column included statements about Aaron Rich, the brother of former Democratic National Committee …

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Alex Jones: I’ve Already Won And I’m Ready To Die

“I’m the globalist lethal injection and I’m ready to die. So let’s just be clear, I’ve already won. This is all gravy from this point on. So I’m already in the system, I’ve already won and they thought it was a joke and now they just took their death dose. Really, I’m going to kill the New World Order. They’re …

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Alex Jones Calls On Pentagon To Storm Google Offices

“Once you get communism there’s no more welfare, there’s no more nothing. You get to live in a hovel and you get to have no running water and you get to have secret police knock your teeth out if you don’t show up for the mandatory work brigades and then you work about 65 hours a week on average and …

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Reddit Bans QAnon Boards For Inciting Violence

Slate reports: The bizarre QAnon conspiracy theory that has captured the imagination (and apparel budget) of some reality-challenged Trump supporters is starting to lose its footing. On Wednesday afternoon, Reddit shut down /r/greatawakening, the main subreddit used by Q followers to piece together clues, or “breadcrumbs,” left by the strange internet prophet they follow. At the time the board was …

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SHARKNADO IS REAL: Limbaugh Tells Audience NOAA Says Sharks Are Being Lifted Into Hurricane Florence

“Latest Hurricane Florence update: New reports from NOAA aircraft show sharks have been lifted into the hurricane. So those of you in the target path in North Carolina, South Carolina: In addition to the pig manure, in addition to the slop, in addition to the floods, in addition to the cars rolling around on the waters in front of your …

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Dana Loesch: Alex Jones Never Threatened Violence

“Alex Jones and Infowars, they’ve now been banned from Twitter as well. And by the way, what does that achieve? Getting somebody kicked off Twitter, what does that achieve for you, other than bragging points? You’re going to put it in your bio, ‘Got somebody kicked off Twitter’? I mean, what purpose does that achieve? Suppression is still suppression, and …

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Apple Bans Alex Jones From Its App Store

TechCrunch reports: Another domino has fallen in Alex Jones’ media empire. Apple confirmed with TechCrunch this that it’s pulled the controversial conspiracy theorist/provocateur from the App Store this week, banning the Infowars app over violations to its “objectionable content” rules. Slightly more specifically, the host was determined to have violated the TOS around “defamatory, discriminatory, or mean-spirited content, including references …

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