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Social Media

Social media platforms brace for midterm elections mayhem – Associated Press

A Facebook search for the words “election fraud” first delivers an article claiming that workers at a Pennsylvania children’s museum are brainwashing children so they’ll accept stolen elections. Facebook’s second suggestion? A link to an article from a site called MAGA Underground that says Democrats are plotting to rig next month’s midterms. “You should still

History

HOLY COW! HISTORY: When CNN Almost Fell for Fake News – Inside Sources

Journalists walk a razor’s edge between speed and accuracy, and they occasionally get cut. On the one hand, there is the ever-increasing pressure to be first with major breaking news. On the other is the obligation to get the story right. They’ve been at odds ever since Ben Franklin was printing newspapers, and probably always

John Stossel

Opinion: Never Admit Anything – John Stossel

President Joe Biden says he never talked business with his son. Maybe he didn’t. Maybe that Ukrainian gas company paid Hunter Biden half a million dollars because he has unique business skills that no one else noticed. It’s possible. But unlikely. Now a Justice Department investigation may tell us whether Hunter is a sleazy opportunist

History

HOLY COW! HISTORY: History’s Hottest Feud—Presidents and the Press

Joe Biden was hardly the first president to call a reporter a “stupid SOB.” Though doing it on television (and in the East Room of the White House, no less) sets him apart from his predecessors. The relationship between chief executive and the presidential press corps has been rocky since the republic’s founding. Think the

Opinion

Opinion: With Bad Information Comes Great Responsibility

Misinformation is not a new concept but the newly crowned online media giants of the 21st century have allowed it to propagate untethered. The avalanche of bad information that journalists and the public face today is one of the defining problems of the century. The father of modern journalism, Walter Lippmann, argued in the 1920s

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