fake news Archives

Inside the Desperate Fight between Teachers and the Alt-Right Infestation of the Internet

June 21, 2018

Middle and high school students are increasingly relying on alt-right websites for information.

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Absolute Power? Google’s Impact on the Midterm Elections Could Do Real Damage to Democracy

June 8, 2018

When will Google defend democracy? Ronald Robertson, Northeastern University As the 2018 midterm elections approach in the U.S., Google’s power to influence undecided voters remains overshadowed by Facebook’s personal data crisis. Facebook has “ taken it on the chin” for…

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‘Skynet Is Coming’ – Artificial Intelligence Can Officially Create Its Own Fake News

May 9, 2018

How artificial intelligence can detect – and create – fake news By Anjana Susarla, Michigan State University When Mark Zuckerberg told Congress Facebook would use artificial intelligence to detect fake news posted on the social media site, he wasn’t particularly…

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Oops! Fox News Admits Being Least Trusted News Network – Slams Trump

April 9, 2018

Monmouth University recently released a poll entitled ‘Fake News’ Threat to Media; Editorial Decisions, Outside Actors at Fault which found that CNN and MSNBC are both trusted by nearly half of all Americans, but Fox News and President Trump are…

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The Antidote to ‘Alternative Facts’ is Alternative Fact Checkers. You Should Be One.

April 8, 2018

In the early morning hours of the day today, I made a post to the Reverb Press Facebook page, of a meme shared from another page, asking readers to fact check it. Here’s what I said in the post: Crowd…

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Here’s How To Tell if Your Local TV Channel is Really Trump TV

April 6, 2018

The United States Has its own State TV Ever since Deadspin’s video compilation helped expose the fact that the Sinclair Broadcast Group was spreading conservative propaganda through local television stations, it has raised a lot of concerns regarding how far their reach is,…

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Russian ‘Fake News’ Propaganda Got Trump Elected, Study Shows

April 5, 2018

By Richard Gunther, Erik C. Nisbet, and Paul Beck Special to Reverb Press via The Conversation Could “fake news” have helped determine the outcome of the 2016 presidential election? Social media users and intensely partisan news broadcasts disseminated a massive…

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John Oliver Shreds ‘The Most Dangerous’ News Company ‘You Never Heard Of’ – But Probably Watch

April 4, 2018

John Oliver breaks down Sinclair’s pro-trump propaganda The Sinclair Broadcast Group is a telecommunications company that has been around since the 1970s, owning close to 200 television stations covering 40 percent of American households. Like Fox News, it operates under a conservative-bias…

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CNN Slaps the Stupid Out of Trump With Epic Counter Punch After Latest Attack

April 3, 2018

CNN Hits Back At Donald Trump After Bogus Attack Republican Donald Trump once again proved how seriously he is taking his job this morning by going on yet another unhinged Twitter rant. One of his many targets today, as usual,…

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Trump Just Proved He’s Terrified About the State of the Union

January 29, 2018

Donald Trump, our former reality TV show star President, has long been ratings obsessed. And just like a typical wanna-be dictator, he’s not big on media. Unless they’re singing his praises. Remember that Donald Trump is a man who used…

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