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Fake news is shared as widely as the real thing
RT : My latest on : report finds it accounted for 1/4 of content shared by MI tweeps during election
fakenews  from twitter
yesterday by jburnmurdoch
Veteran newsman Ted Koppel tells Sean Hannity he’s bad for America - The Washington Post
“Beginning, perhaps, from the reasonable perspective that absolute objectivity is unattainable, Fox News and MSNBC no longer even attempt it,” he said. “They show us the world not as it is, but as partisans (and loyal viewers) at either end of the political spectrum would like it to be. This is to journalism what Bernie Madoff was to investment: He told his customers what they wanted to hear, and by the time they learned the truth, their money was gone.”
yesterday by craniac
The Rise of the Weaponized AI Propaganda Machine – Scout: Science Fiction + Journalism – Medium
By leveraging automated emotional manipulation alongside swarms of bots, Facebook dark posts, A/B testing, and fake news networks, a company called Cambridge Analytica has activated an invisible machine that preys on the personalities of individual voters to create large shifts in public opinion.
ai  publicsphere  fakenews  factchecking 
yesterday by becky_hogge
Russia’s infamous ‘troll factory’ is now posing as a media empire • Moscow Times
Alexey Kovalev:
<p>Today, FAN forms the core of a media empire consisting of 16 news websites. Collectively, they employ over 200 full-time journalists and editors whose content attracts more that 30 million pageviews every month.

The monthly cost of running FAN and its sister sites is in the area of 20 million rubles ($350,000), RBC estimates. The source of the funding is unclear too, but most of the websites in the empire attract little if any ad revenue. Allegedly, the group has a mysterious sponsor, believed to be Yevgeni Prigozhin, who also known as “Putin’s Cook.”

Everyday, the sites churn out dozens of articles every day that praise Putin, cast Ukraine as a failed Nazi state and expose the nefarious machinations of the United States. Still, FAN stands out. It exploits the unstable media labor market to lure in journalists from other publications with salaries above the market average. FAN even employs foreign reporters — RBC reports they are the most likely to be sent to Syria to provide coverage.

In its coverage of Syria, FAN has an unique advantage over other news outlets — including state-owned media behemoths. Unlike new organizations, FAN reporters are not obligated to embed with Russia’s Defense Ministry, which censors coverage.

Instead, RBC reports that FAN reporters embed with the so-called the “Wagner Group,” a private military company — also reportedly funded by Prigozhin — that is covertly employed by Russia’s Defense Ministry to buttress its Syria operation. This allows FAN’s reporters to file their reports from dangerous frontlines faster than state news media.</p>

Hall of mirrors adds conservatory extension.
russia  fan  fakenews 
yesterday by charlesarthur
Washington Post Supports Anonymous Attack On Independent Media
: Washington Post’s ‘Fake News’: MSM Supports ‘Shameful,’ Anonymous Attack On Ind
ICYMI  mainstreammedia  fakenews  from twitter
2 days ago by kitoconnell
The mainstream media finally figured out how to cover Trump’s lies.
Caught in a contradiction over his wiretapping claims, the president throws up one red herring after another, like a panicked homeowner hurling kitchen appliances at an intruder, before resorting finally to this: “Hey look … I can’t be doing so badly, because I’m president, and you’re not.”
journalism  fakenews 
4 days ago by craniac

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