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Police Have Bad News for Jussie Smollett

February 20, 2019 |

Empire actor Jussie Smollett is now officially a suspect in the case involving an alleged racist, homophobic attack against him in downtown Chicago late last month, the AP reports. Chicago detectives suspect him of filing a false police report. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi also said Wednesday that detectives and two…
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How fake news was weaponized in Nigeria’s elections

February 15, 2019 |

As denials go, it was extraordinary and more than a little surreal.
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If You Applied for Trip to Mars, We Have Bad News

February 13, 2019 |

Whatever happened to Mars One Ventures, the company that planned to send 24 people on a one-way trip to the red planet? In a perhaps not shocking development, it went bankrupt. The Verge notes many had long suspected the whole thing was basically a scam, with the company having no…
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Judge Issues Bad News to Saints Fans

January 31, 2019 |

Sorry, Saints fans: A federal judge on Thursday rejected a “Hail Mary” lawsuit attempting to force a do-over of the New Orleans team’s NFC championship game against the Los Angeles Rams. Two season ticketholders were seeking a court order forcing the NFL to implement a rule allowing Commissioner Roger Goodell…
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Fox News Channel marks milestone as top cable news network for 17 consecutive years

January 29, 2019 |

Fox News Channel (FNC) has made history with 17 consecutive years as the number one cable news network, Nielsen Media Research announced Tuesday.
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For 1K in Media, It’s Bad News

January 27, 2019 |

For many reporters, it’s been a hard week. Roughly 1,000 editors, writers, and other media employees were laid off, and more cuts may be coming, the Cut reports. It began Wednesday when Verizon—the owner of AOL, Yahoo, and the Huffington Post—said 7% of its staff was getting…
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Facebook takes down anti-NATO pages linked to Russian news agency Sputnik

January 18, 2019 |

Facebook removed hundreds of pages on Thursday it said posed as independent news sites in eastern Europe and elsewhere but were actually run by employees at Russian state-owned news agency Sputnik.
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Facebook removes bogus accounts it says had ties to state-sponsored Russian news service

January 18, 2019 |

Facebook Inc. said it disrupted two campaigns run by fake accounts with links to Russia and its Sputnik news service as it continues to grapple with misinformation on its platform.

Facebook removed 289 pages and 75 accounts it says were engaged in “inauthentic behavior” and targeted Facebook members…


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Divorce News Puts Unusual Spotlight on MacKenzie Bezos

January 14, 2019 |

She is an award-winning 48-year-old novelist, though better known to the world as the wife of Jeff Bezos. News of the couple’s divorce has focused renewed attention on MacKenzie Bezos, who has generally kept a much lower profile than her in-the-public-eye husband. Some highlights from coverage: Profile: The New York…
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