Fears mount over WhatsApp’s role in spreading fake news

July 10, 2018

App blamed for circulating false information in India, Brazil, Kenya and now the UK Abijeet Nath and Nilotpal Das were driving back from a inspect to a waterfall in the Indian state of Assam earlier this month when they stopped in village representatives to ask for directions. The two men were drawn out of their auto and thumping to fatality by a rabble who accused them of stealing infants. ”…

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Capital Gazette: US mass shooters and their history of violence towards women

July 10, 2018

Female classmate articulates gunman harassed her, matching pattern of attackers perpetrating cases of violence against those close to them A 38 -year-old gunman shot through a sleepy-eyed newsroom’s glass doorway and kept emptying. He killed five people- four reporters and an advertising salesperson. Two more were injured during, and many more is likely to be mentally scarred. This week’s attack on the newspaper, the Capital Gazette, arrives at a time…

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Anthony Bourdain, TV chef and travel host, found dead aged 61

July 2, 2018

CNN, which aired Bourdains show Parts Unknown, substantiated his death and said it was suicide The girlfriend of TV chef Anthony Bourdain has paid tribute to his” brilliant, fearless intent” as friends and family reacted with shock to his death at the age of 61. CNN, which hosted Bourdain’s globetrotting culinary travelling guidebook Parts Unknown, supported Bourdain’s death on Friday and “says its” suicide. The CNN chief executive, Jeff Zucker,…

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Arkady Babchenko reveals he faked his death to thwart Moscow plot

June 28, 2018

Russian columnist buffoons worlds media by staging his murder in elaborated strategy with Ukraine Arkady Babchenko, the Russian reporter whose murder was dramatically announcement by Ukraine on Tuesday, rose very much alive on Wednesday and said he had faked his own demise in order to frustrate a plot by Moscow to kill him. Smiling, and appearing a little sheepish, Babchenko showed before a surreal press conference held by Ukraine’s SBU…

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This chain-smoking robot is taking one for the team

June 17, 2018

First Congress , now The Onion is going after Zuckerberg . Image: Getty Images/ chip Smodevilla Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is get a savor of what happens when you piss off The Onion. The satirical report website has been relentlessly trolling Zuckerberg and Facebook for the past few days and promises it’s only getting started. SEE ALSO: Facebook’s desperate for people to take its fake news battle severely While the…

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Facebook kills its Trending section

June 12, 2018

Facebook really doesn’t want to be a media company. The social network announced this morning it’s removing its often controversial “Trending” segment from its locate next week, in order to make way for” future report suffers ,” it articulates. These experiences include things like a dedicated section for report videos on its video hub Facebook Watch, a smashing news label publishers can use on their posts, and a dedicated section…

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Michelle Wolf White House routine ignites backlash and defence of Sanders

May 18, 2018

Reporters and republicans condemn jokes about press secretary and others but Trump targets Griffin and ODonnell support embattled comedian Even in a commonwealth with a long and noble record of brutal slapstick roasteds, the capabilities of Michelle Wolf at including references to Sanders lying during press information sessions and to her facial makeup, elicited furious criticism from several current and former White House figures as well as prominent journalists. Play…

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Sinclair / Tribune Merger Has Left and Right United to Fight Terrifying Pro-Trump TV Cartel

May 13, 2018

The Sinclair Broadcast Group‘s pending $3.9 billion acquisition of Christopher Ruddy‘s Newsmax, the San Diego-based Herring family’s The Blaze, and even the hard-right former House Republican Majority Leader, op-ed named” Why Trump Should Block the Sinclair Merger .” This would be a highly unlikely outcome given the president’s recent “Trump campaigned against media concentration of power–that was his cable. OK, Sinclair is favorable to Trump, but now you’re going to…

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These Americans are trapped in their jobs: they need to pay $10,000 to quit | Terri Gerstein

May 3, 2018

Why would dozens of news anchors recite a Sinclair Broadcast group script? Because their contracts entrap them Dozens of news anchors robotically intoned” This is extremely dangerous to our republic ,” after Dan Rather called it Orwellian, and many have asked in amazement: why would https :// t.co/ iLVtKRQycL March 31, 2018 Among other things, Sinclair contracts contain a report. Some states already restriction non-competes: they’re unenforceable in Illinois, and…

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Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer prize as Weinstein reporting also honoured

May 2, 2018

New York Times and New Yorker share public service prize as rapper grows first non-classical or jazz musician to win award The most famous identifies of American journalism were honoured on Monday with Pulitzer awards for investigating Donald Trump and exposing endemic sexual harassment in Hollywood. And in a dramatic culture breakthough, 30 -year-old rapper Kendrick Lamar won a Pulitzer for music in different categories long set aside for classical…

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How Facebook got into a mess and why it cant get out of it

April 20, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg will be drag before Congress this week. Hell apologise but his company doesnt know how to change its label of surveillance capitalism Ponder this … and sob. The United States, theoretically a ripen democracy of 327 million souls, is ruled by a 71 -year-old unstable narcissist with a serious social media habit. And the lawmakers of this republic have hauled up before them a 34 -year-old lily-white male,…

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Zuckerberg’s refusal to testify before UK MPs ‘absolutely astonishing’

April 19, 2018

Chair of committee investigating fake news exhorts Facebook head to think again if he has any care for users Mark Zuckerberg has come under intense criticism from the UK parliamentary committee analyse fake news after the head of Facebook refused an invitation to testify in front of MPs for a third time. The chair, Damian Collins, told you so had become more urgent the Facebook founder give evidence in person…

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Fox News host Howard Kurtz hits back at AP over incorrect graphic story

April 17, 2018

Graphic depicting poll answer on trust was evidenced out of sequence but Kurtz points out on Facebook numbers were used later on in show Fox News host Howard Kurtz said on Monday that a graphic evidencing the terminal lagging other cable report networks in trustworthiness was taken down during the course of its testify because it was posted at the wrong time. Kurtz, who hosts Media Buzz, said in a…

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John Oliver Goes Off on Sinclair, Calls News Anchors Members of a Brainwashed Cult

April 13, 2018

Last year, Last-place Week Tonight aired an broke the report that Sinclair was strategy on forcing its local news anchors to read a media-bashing promo script that sounds like it came immediately from Trump’s lips: courtesy of Deadspin. ” Yeah. Nothing announces’ We importance independent media’ like dozens of reporters forced to repeat the same content over and over again like members of a brainwashed religion ,” articulated Oliver.” I…

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Pro-Trump Mouthpiece Swears: Im Not Doing Anybodys Bidding

April 9, 2018

Trusty Trumpkin Donald Trump‘s favorite neighbourhood news cartel, the right-leaning, 193 -station Rachel Maddow and hectoring zeal. Carried as a “must-run” segment Sinclair’s $ 3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media–it’s a defiantly untelegenic self-presentation. The video equivalent of a home invasion, Epshteyn’s 90 -second commentaries, named” Bottom line With Boris ,” are graced by his Russian-emigre roots. ” He’s not polished, he’s not reaching at you with a high degree…

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Facebook: is it time we all deleted our accounts?

April 2, 2018

The Cambridge Analytica revelations may be the final nudge we need to turn away from the social network. And its just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to large-scale tech reaping private information Sorry to break it to you, but you are probably a” dumb fucking “. This is according to statements by a young Mark Zuckerberg anyway. Back in 2004, when a 19 -year-old Zuckerberg had just…

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Where’s Zuck? Facebook CEO silent as data harvesting scandal unfolds

April 2, 2018

Amid calls for investigation and a #DeleteFacebook campaign, company releases an official statement but its figurehead retains quiet The chief executive of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has remained silent over the more than 48 hours since the Observer disclosed the harvesting of 50 million consumers’ personal data, even as his company is buffeted by #DeleteFacebook. Facebook’s shares slipped 6.77% on Monday following the report, knocking $36 bn off the company’s valuation…

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I made Steve Bannons psychological warfare tool: meet the data war whistleblower

April 1, 2018

Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his persona in hijacking the profiles of thousands of Facebook consumers in order to target the US electorate The first time I met Christopher Wylie, he didn’t yet have pink hair. That goes afterwards. As does his mission to rewind time. To throw the genie back in the bottle. By the time I met him in person, I’d already been talking to…

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