Michael Bloomberg will be on the stage for tonight's Democratic debate in Las Vegas. He qualified thanks to new polling, which showed him in second place in the Democratic primary with 19%, trailing only Bernie Sanders (31%). How did Bloomberg vault into the top tier of candidat…
Trump established the playbook; he abuses the power of his office to push misinformation against his political rivals. Now Republicans are employing th…
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Facebook loves to talk about its third-party fact-checking program as proof that it's committed to fighting disinformation. CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks a…
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The second contest in the race for the Democratic nomination was held last night and, for a pleasant change of pace, we actually found out who won. Ber…
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Trump does not seek facts. He seeks information that suits his interests, whether or not it's true. Sometimes this is an annoyance. For example, it's m…
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Political disinformation existed long before the rise of Donald Trump and social media. In the 1990s, for example, right-wing operatives pushed the con…
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Over the last few days, Trump has made it clear that courting the black vote will be a central component of his 2020 reelection campaign. It's an audac…
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The Iowa Caucus was a debacle. Major Democratic candidates spent millions of dollars and crisscrossed the Hawkeye State in the hopes of snagging a vict…
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