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The American Right’s Deep Ties to Reactionary Europe

February 23, 2018

[ Originally published on this site as post ] The annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) has often served as an acute barometer for the state the American political right, which is why the invitation […]

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YouTube’s Fake News Problem Isn’t Going Away

February 23, 2018

[ Originally published on this site as post ] It’s become an inevitability in the social media era. Whenever a massacre occurs, a flood of fake news follows. The narrative is predictable, even if the […]

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Learning to Trust Again

February 23, 2018

[ Originally published on this site as post ] In January, the Knight Foundation issued a new report on “trust, media, and democracy.” It was a long document—71 pages, with eight headings atop 28 bullet […]

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Ban Facebook Before Elections

February 23, 2018

[ Originally published on this site as post ] The indictment of 13 Russian nationals for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election has reignited the debate on whether Facebook and other social-media giants are a […]

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How News Outlets Became Lifestyle Brands

February 22, 2018

[ Originally published on this site as post ] On Tuesday, Fox News announced it would be launching Fox Nation, a streaming service populated with original content. While similar to other standalone streaming services that […]

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Whitewashing Trump Country

February 21, 2018

[ Originally published on this site as post ] Rural America is white and in love with Donald Trump, according to reports. Since 2016 it has been depicted as the nation’s one true bastion of […]

Climate Change

How the mainstream media got played by Trump

February 20, 2018

[ Originally published on this site as post ] The media spent a ton of time in 2017 puzzling over whether President Trump thinks climate change is real. That was a ton of time wasted. […]

Fact Checking

How The Media Bungled The John Kelly Story

February 20, 2018

[ Originally published on this site as post ] Last March, in an article describing the various power centers in the Trump administration, I listed then-Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly as part of the “McCain […]

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Peter Thiel’s Lonely Culture War

February 16, 2018

[ Originally published on this site as post ] Peter Thiel has had a pretty good couple of years. He helped elect President Trump, speaking on his behalf at the 2016 Republican National Convention. Trump’s […]

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