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'Fake news, I'll gun you down': Man arrested over phone threats to CNN staffers

A Michigan man has been arrested after allegedly calling CNN and threatening to “gun down” employees at the Atlanta headquarters of the network. Brandon Griesemer of Ann Arbor, Michigan, made 22 calls to CNN on January 9-10, according to an affidavit which was unsealed Friday and cited by the news network. Four calls, which were recorded, contained threats. “Fake news. ...

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Rupert Murdoch wants Facebook to pay for the news

Rupert Murdoch, the executive chairman of News Corporation, today issued a statement calling for Facebook and Google to subsidize the news traveling through their platforms. In the statement, Murdoch calls on Facebook to pay a carriage fee, as cable companies do with pay TV, to trusted publishers that are posting their content on the social media platform: I have yet ...

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Rupert Murdoch wants Facebook to pay for the news

Rupert Murdoch, the executive chairman of News Corporation, today issued a statement calling for Facebook and Google to subsidize the news traveling through their platforms. In the statement, Murdoch calls on Facebook to pay a carriage fee, as cable companies do with pay TV, to trusted publishers that are posting their content on the social media platform: I have yet ...

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Italians asked to report fake news to police ahead of March election

The Italian government is cracking down on fake news ahead of its upcoming general election, launching a portal that allows the public to report online news hoaxes directly to the police. Reports of fake news can be made via a “red button” system on the website of Italy’s postal police – the division that tackles cyber crime. Those reporting media ...

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Facebook to favor ‘trustworthy’ news sources – Zuckerberg

Feeling the pressure from Congress to ‘fix’ his social media platform, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has resorted to crowdsourcing the ratings system for “trustworthy” news sources appearing on users’ feeds. “I’ve asked our product teams to make sure we prioritize news that is trustworthy, informative, and local. And we’re starting next week with trusted sources,” Zuckerberg said in a Facebook ...

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Facebook’s latest News Feed update will prioritize trustworthy publishers

Facebook is gearing up to prioritize news content by publishers a group of Facebook users have deemed trustworthy. Facebook head of News Feed Adam Mosseri said the company surveyed “a diverse and representative sample” of U.S.-based people about their familiarity and trust in various sources of news, he wrote in a blog post. That data, Mosseri said, will serve to ...

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Russian Embassy ridicules Facebook’s reopening of probe into Brexit fake news link

The Russian Embassy to the UK quoted Albert Einstein to mock social media giant Facebook, and their re-investigation into whether Russia used their site to spread fake news during the Brexit referendum. In aid of an Electoral Commission investigation, last month Facebook announced that a meager 70p ($ 0.97) had been spent by a Russian-based company called ‘Internet Research Agency’. ...

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Trump reveals 'Fake News Awards,' website crashes

President Donald Trump has announced the “winners” of his “Fake News Awards.” While the link failed to open for many amid the high internet traffic, a web archive reveals the New York Times and CNN are among the top three. Trump also tweeted that there are “great reporters” whom he respects. He did not name any of those journalists, though, ...

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Trump’s ‘fake news awards’ condemned by Republicans, fodder for comedians

President Donald Trump promised to hand out “fake news awards” for the “most corrupt and biased” media on Wednesday. The White House has been light on the details, but the event has drawn both criticism and ridicule. “The Fake News Awards, those going to the most corrupt & biased of the Mainstream Media, will be presented to the losers on ...

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Fake news media’s ‘Russia hoax’ is dead, says Trump

US President Donald Trump has said that the allegations of his campaign colluding with Russia by the “fake news media” are “dead”, as his former chief strategist Steve Bannon is set to testify before Congress and a grand jury. Taking to his favorite social media platform, the POTUS accused the mainstream media of pushing conspiracy theories against him and his ...

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