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The Media Will Pay the Price for its Fake News

Daniel Greenfield, The news media isn’t in the news business. The Fake News crusade began with BuzzFeed, more than any other member of the media, and it deservedly ends there. It began with BuzzFeed faking news to kick off a crusade against Fake News. The fake news that BuzzFeed faked was about the threat of

Trump ‘Dossier’ Story Betrays Massive Media Double Standard #BuzzFeed

Jim Stinson, Journalistic ethics go out the door when it comes to bashing president-elect. Fallout from BuzzFeed’s decision to publish a 35-page memo on President-Elect Donald Trump continued Wednesday, as even liberal journalists ran for cover. The memo, which even the left-leaning digital news outlet admitted was “unverified,” alleged Russian spies have dirt on Trump

Facebook’s fresh ‘fake news’ follies

With the left obsessed with the idea that “fake news” helped Donald Trump win the presidency, Facebook is promising a cure that could prove worse than disease. Why not face the real problem: the way social media encourage people to e-huddle only with like-minded folks? Facebook will let users flag posts as possible hoaxes for

Soros Finances Group Helping Facebook Flag ‘Disputed’ Stories

Aaron Klein, TEL AVIV — The organization partnered with Facebook to help determine whether a certain story is “disputed” is financed by billionaire George Soros and a slew of other left-wing funders. The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) drafted a code of five principles for news websites to accept, and Facebook yesterday announced it will work