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    • Right Wing Trolls Manufacturing Fake News
      by Ed Brayton on February 21, 2018 at 4:29 pm

      Twice in the last week right-wing trolls have been caught trying to manufacture fake news to discredit things they don’t like. In the first instance, we have people posting fake stories on Twitter about white people being violently attacked going to see the new Black Panther movie. In one tweet, Twitter user Hardcorial stole selfies […]

    • Loomer and InfoWars On the Scene in Florida
      by Ed Brayton on February 21, 2018 at 3:18 pm

      It took about 5 seconds for Alex Jones to declare the mass school shooting in Florida to be a false flag operation ordered by “globalists” to cover up the release of the Nunes memo (two weeks later?). So naturally he sent crackpot Laura Loomer down there to harass local politicians with inane questions. On Saturday, […]


    • Devil in the Details
      by WNYC Studios on February 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

      This week, we dive headfirst into the uncomfortable and the untrue — on the international stage, in the White House, and in your local newspaper. How claims from Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE] press releases sometimes end up, almost verbatim, in local reporting on deportations; why a New York City immigration advocate's history muddies the waters […]

    • The Safety Net Just Got a Little Less Safe
      by WNYC Studios on February 14, 2018 at 4:42 pm

      On Monday, Donald Trump released the second budget proposal of his presidency. There’s lots in it — more money for defense, veterans and border security and some tax changes too. But what really jumps out is the proposal to cut funding for federal assistance programs including a 20 percent cut to Section 8 housing, a 22 percent cut to Medicaid and a […]