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Apr 12 2023
Twitter CEO Elon Musk was interviewed by BBC News on Tuesday night. During the interview, Musk spoke on changes made to the platform since he took over in October and the response from the public and the media.
Details: The interviewer asked Musk about claims that misinformation and hate speech have risen since he enacted his reforms to the social media platform’s content moderationInsider National Review (News) BBC News
Nov 03 2022
New reporting from The Intercept suggests that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is boosting its efforts to counter disinformation.
Key Quotes: According to a draft copy of DHS’s Quadrennial Homeland Security Review obtained by The Intercept, the department plans to target "inaccurate information" going forward on "the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic and the efficacy of COVID-The Intercept Fox News (Online News) Reason
Feb 25 2020
An upcoming study slated to appear in Science Advances sought to examine if the political ideologies of journalists have any impact on their work. Its results — and what they mean beyond the title — have added fuel to the ongoing and often misinformed debate over how ideological biases influence news publishing.
As is often the case in a hyperpolarized media climate, the study, titledHenry A. Brechter
Mar 30 2023
Florida lawmakers are considering legal action against Disney after it was revealed that the board overseeing the tax district containing Disney World transferred powers to the Disney corporation shortly before it was reformed by Governor Ron DeSantis (R).
Details: In February, DeSantis signed a bill ending Disney’s semi-self-governing status over the tax district after the companyCNBC Fox News (Online News) CNN (Online News)
Aug 11 2021
YouTube suspended Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) for seven days on Tuesday night over a video where he claimed that cloth masks are ineffective against COVID-19. Paul said in the video that "most of the masks you get over the counter don’t work," but added that he has "always said" that N-95 masks work. The senator then pointed to how Dr. Fauci "knew that too," but originally "lied to the public"The Hill New York Times (News) Daily Mail
Apr 26 2023
On Tuesday, President Joe Biden formally announced his 2024 reelection campaign with a three-minute video featuring a number of claims aimed at political opponents on the right. Biden’s video, and former president and 2024 opponent Donald Trump’s response, led to fact-check articles across the spectrum.
Social Security Cuts: In the video, Biden claims that “around the country, MAGAFactCheck.org Townhall Washington Post Fact Check
Oct 20 2019
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg doubled down on the company's decision to forgo fact-checking political ads on the platform this week, arguing that "people should be able to see for themselves what politicians are saying." Speaking at Georgetown University, the billionaire executive called digital speech the new "fifth estate" and said the move -- which reverses a previous policyPolitico CNET Fox News (Online News)
Jan 04 2023
The latest "Twitter Files" appear to show how FBI acted as the "belly button" for requests from the U.S. government to moderate certain Twitter accounts and information on the platform.
The Details: Apparent screenshots of communications between Twitter and the FBI, posted to Twitter Tuesday by independent journalist Matt Taibbi (Center bias), show the evolution of direct connectionsNational Review (News) New York Post (News) Washington Examiner
Nov 26 2019
Social media has become an epicenter for up-to-the-minute news on just about everything. Predictably, like many of the speed and convenience driven habits society has recently adopted, it’s not very healthy. And while people seem to see that, it’s not enough to stop them from scrolling.
As social media companies gain massive influence, their role in the news media is expanding. BetweenHenry A. Brechter
Jun 12 2023
George Soros, the billionaire progressive investor and donor, is giving his son Alexander control of his $25 billion empire, according to the Wall Street Journal (Center bias).
The Details: Many reportedly believed that Alex’s older half-brother, 52-year-old Jonathan Soros, was a more likely successor. The 37-year-old Alex was elected as chairman of Open Society Foundations, his father'Associated Press Fox Business Wall Street Journal (News)