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 pla…
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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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While Democratic candidates were seeking to turn out voters in Iowa, Trump's allies were pushing false narratives to lay the groundwork for voter suppr…
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Amazon would like you to know it cares about the climate crisis. On its corporate website, the online giant acknowledges the threat and the urgent need…
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First, Trump insisted there was no quid pro quo. The implication being that evidence of a quid pro quo would constitute an impeachable offense. Then, m…
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In October, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the creation of a new "Facebook News" tab. According to the company, the new tab will be "a dedicate…
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