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If you wake up this morning not feeling frightened, you clearly haven’t spent enough time watching local news stan for Donald Trump. Last month, CNN’s Brian Stelter revealed that Sinclair Broadcast Group, operator of nearly 200 local television stations across the United States, would be recording promotional content about “irresponsible,…

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Truth bears little relation to this week’s big tabloid exclusives, which give fake news a bad name. “Surrounded by traitors!” screams the National Enquirer cover. “Donald & Melania Fight Back!” No, they don’t. The official magazine of the Oval Office complains at length about the “backstabbers” attacking Trump, but…

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The fantastical president.Image: Orlando Sentinel/Getty Images By Jack Morse2017-12-31 21:24:53 UTC President Donald Trump is often accused of living in his own personal fantasy world where white supremacists are “very fine people” and New Jersey muslims celebrated the 9/11 attack. So it is perhaps fitting that his New Year’s Eve…

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Facebook has been cracking down on fake news, but it’s been missing one very important place of conversation. Messenger, the standalone app for Facebook’s private messaging feature, is not being included in the company’s fact-checking program.  In March, Facebook recruited a team of third-party fact-checkers to flag fake news articles…

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Donald Trump deliberately hides the sex scandals and indiscretions of Washington, D.C. lawmakers, keeping the shameful information as potential blackmail material, reveals the National Enquirer this week.The president has amassed Nixon-style “dirt files containing damaging information on roguish elected officials, top military officials, top military officers and high-level bureaucrats,” claims…

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