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EdWebet74. N.C. man told police he went to D.C. pizzeria with gun to investigate conspiracy theory. D.C. police detained a gunman on Dec. 4, who had walked into Comet Ping Pong, a popular Northwest Washington restaurant and music venue. Police said no injuries were reported. (Faiz Siddiqui,Bastien Inzaurralde/The Washington Post) D.C. police detained a gunman on Dec. 4, who had walked into Comet Ping Pong, a popular Northwest Washington restaurant and music venue. Police said no injuries were reported. D.C. police on Dec. 4 detained a gunman who had walked into Comet Ping Pong, a popular Northwest Washington restaurant and music venue. (Video: Faiz Siddiqui, Bastien Inzaurralde/Photo: Sarah L. A North Carolina man was arrested Sunday after he walked into a popular pizza restaurant in Northwest Washington carrying an assault rifle and fired one or more shots, D.C. police said.

The incident caused panic, with several businesses going into lockdown as police swarmed the neighborhood after receiving the call shortly before 3 p.m. Interim D.C. . “ . . . D.C. Local Dallas shooting updates true. List of fake news websites - Wikipedia. This is a list of fake news sites. These sites intentionally, but not necessarily solely, publish hoaxes and disinformation for purposes other than news satire. Some of these sites use homograph spoofing attacks, typosquatting and other deceptive strategies similar to those used in phishing attacks to resemble genuine news outlets.[1][2] Definition List For Philippine audiences Fake news sites have become rampant for Philippine audiences, especially being shared on social media.[95] Politicians have started filing laws to combat fake news.[96][97] The Catholic Church in the Philippines has also released a missive speaking out against it.[98] See also References.

We Tracked Down A Fake-News Creator In The Suburbs. Here's What We Learned : All Tech Considered. "The whole idea from the start was to build a site that could kind of infiltrate the echo chambers of the alt-right. " Fanatic Studio/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Fanatic Studio/Getty Images "The whole idea from the start was to build a site that could kind of infiltrate the echo chambers of the alt-right. " A lot of fake and misleading news stories were shared across social media during the election.

One that got a lot of traffic had this headline: "FBI Agent Suspected In Hillary Email Leaks Found Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide. " The story is completely false, but it was shared on Facebook over half a million times. We wondered who was behind that story and why it was written. We tried to look up who owned it and hit a wall. By day, John Jansen is head of engineering at Master-McNeil Inc., a tech company in Berkeley, Calif. Jansen started by looking at the site's history. Jansen is kind of like an archaeologist. Coler is a soft-spoken 40-year-old with a wife and two kids. Yes. How technology disrupted the truth | Katharine Viner | Media. One Monday morning last September, Britain woke to a depraved news story.

The prime minister, David Cameron, had committed an “obscene act with a dead pig’s head”, according to the Daily Mail. “A distinguished Oxford contemporary claims Cameron once took part in an outrageous initiation ceremony at a Piers Gaveston event, involving a dead pig,” the paper reported. Piers Gaveston is the name of a riotous Oxford university dining society; the authors of the story claimed their source was an MP, who said he had seen photographic evidence: “His extraordinary suggestion is that the future PM inserted a private part of his anatomy into the animal.” The story, extracted from a new biography of Cameron, sparked an immediate furore. It was gross, it was a great opportunity to humiliate an elitist prime minister, and many felt it rang true for a former member of the notorious Bullingdon Club. Then, after a full day of online merriment, something shocking happened.

Does the truth matter any more? Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say. Editor’s Note: The Washington Post on Nov. 24 published a story on the work of four sets of researchers who have examined what they say are Russian propaganda efforts to undermine American democracy and interests. One of them was PropOrNot, a group that insists on public anonymity, which issued a report identifying more than 200 websites that, in its view, wittingly or unwittingly published or echoed Russian propaganda. A number of those sites have objected to being included on PropOrNot’s list, and some of the sites, as well as others not on the list, have publicly challenged the group’s methodology and conclusions. The Post, which did not name any of the sites, does not itself vouch for the validity of PropOrNot’s findings regarding any individual media outlet, nor did the article purport to do so.

Since publication of The Post’s story, PropOrNot has removed some sites from its list. Watts’s report on this work, with colleagues Andrew Weisburd and J.M. Economy & Business Alerts. Here’s a Browser Extension That Will Flag Fake-News Sites. The fight against fake news is being fought on many fronts in homes and offices across America, but companies like Facebook and Google have been reluctant to issue any sort of explicit, top-down editorial enjoinments about what can and cannot be posted on their platforms.

This is understandable — corporations are loath to enter the politically tricky territory of determining the legitimacy of a given news outlet. But as we enter a fraught period of American life, it’s important to make sure you (and your friends and relatives) can at least avoid being snookered by hoax, satire, fake, and just plain incompetent news sites. For people who might not be the most media-literate, here’s a handy browser extension I put together this afternoon, based on media studies professor Melissa Zimdars’s list of unreliable or misleading websites. It works like this: If you visit a URL known for producing non-news in news-like packages, you get a pop-up alert warning you.

Snopes' Field Guide to Fake News Sites and Hoax Purveyors. The sharp increase in popularity of social media networks (primarily Facebook) has created a predatory secondary market among online publishers seeking to profitably exploit the large reach of those networks and their huge customer bases by spreading fake news and outlandish rumors. Competition for social media’s large supply of willing eyeballs is fierce, and a number of frequent offenders regularly fabricate salacious and attention-grabbing tales simply to drive traffic (and revenue) to their sites. Facebook has worked at limiting the reach of hoax-purveying sites in their customers’ news feeds, inhibiting (but not eradicating) the spread of fake news stories.

Hoaxes and fake news are often little more than annoyances to unsuspecting readers; but sometimes circulating stories negatively affect businesses or localities by spreading false, disruptive claims that are widely believed. National Report World News Daily Report Huzlers Empire News Stuppid News Examiner Newswatch28 (now Newswatch33) Hackers use typosquatting to dupe the unwary with fake news, sites. SAN FRANCISCO – The proliferation of fake news has shone a light on another murky corner the web, the practice of typosquatting. These are the URLs that pass for common ones — say instead of — if the user isn't paying close attention to the Web address. Always eager to capitalize on human inattention, cyber criminals have embraced this method of registering a commonly misspelled Web address to use as a base for the distribution of malware or to steal information from unsuspecting users. “They create a site that looks essentially like the real one, at least on the surface.

It’s fairly straightforward to do and then you’re simply relying on human nature to not notice,” said Steve Grobman, chief technology officer at Intel Security. Sometimes called URL hijacking, multiple media sites have been hit with the ploy, including ( and ( Read or Share this story: How to Spot and Debunk Fake News. This Analysis Shows How Fake Election News Stories Outperformed Real News On Facebook - BuzzFeed News.

Forbes Welcome. The Fact Checker’s guide for detecting fake news. Consider these points before sharing a news article on Facebook. It could be fake. (Monica Akhtar/The Washington Post) Consider these points before sharing a news article on Facebook. It could be fake. Consider these points before sharing an article on Facebook. Anyone active on social media has probably done this at least once: shared something based on the headline without actually reading the link.

Let’s face it, you’ve probably done this many times. So the first thing you can do to combat the rise of “fake news” is to actually read articles before sharing them. Determine whether the article is from a legitimate website There’s ABC News, the television network, with the Web address of The use of “.co” at the end of the URL is a strong clue you are looking at a fake news website. Check the ‘contact us’ page Some fake news sites don’t have any contact information, which easily demonstrates it’s phony. Examine the byline of the reporter and see whether it makes sense true. In the war on fake news, school librarians have a huge role to play - The Verge. Lowrider Librarian: Fake News Stories are Related to Culture and Information Literacy. [This blog post is a sketch of ideas. I plan on fleshing these ideas out.

I want to share them now though.] Fake News as Related to Culture and Information Literacy: The recent information that has come out about fake news sites and stories that were shared on social media and influenced the recent elections are directly related to the concept of Information and Culture. The idea of controlling public perception via the control of media was perfected by the Nazis' Josef Goebbels. Now the ideas of Edward Bernays have been combined with Goebbels techniques to manipulate and reinforce the idea of Whiteness in US culture. In many ways, this election was about Whiteness versus the alternative developing multicultural worldview that exist within the USA. As a person of color, I am struck by how similar these fake news sites and stories are to how the dominant culture publishes and diffuses the idea of Whiteness. The #Breitbart Nazis and their ilk are good at FAKE news stories. Social control. N.C. man told police he went to D.C. pizzeria with assault rifle to ‘self-investigate’ election-related conspiracy theory.

Incoming national security adviser's son, who peddles conspiracies, has a government transition email. Michael G. Flynn, the son of retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, has served as his father's top aide and chief of staff. CNN's KFile previously reported that he pushed extreme conspiracies theories on Twitter and Facebook. An email sent to Lt. An email to Flynn's son on his consulting group email, which worked last week, also bounced back. On Sunday evening, the younger Flynn defended the baseless "PizzaGate" conspiracy, the name given to a theory peddled online that claims Comet Ping Pong restaurant and its owner were involved in a child sex operation. "Until #Pizzagate proven to be false, it'll remain a story.

Disinformation - Wikipedia. False information spread deliberately to deceive Disinformation is false information spread deliberately to deceive.[1][2][3] The English word disinformation is a loan translation of the Russian dezinformatsiya,[1][2][3] derived from the title of a KGB black propaganda department.[4] Joseph Stalin coined the term, giving it a French-sounding name to claim it had a Western origin.[1] Russian use began with a "special disinformation office" in 1923.[5] Disinformation was defined in Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1952) as "false information with the intention to deceive public opinion".[1][2][6] Operation INFEKTION was a Soviet disinformation campaign to influence opinion that the U.S. invented AIDS.[1][6][7] The U.S. did not actively counter disinformation until 1980, when a fake document reported that the U.S. supported apartheid.[8] Etymology and early usage[edit] Defections reveal covert operations[edit] Post Soviet-era Russian disinformation[edit] English language spread[edit] Analysis[edit]

Before ‘fake news,’ there was Soviet ‘disinformation’ A photograph of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin lies on a floor outside a courtroom in Moscow, on Oct. 13, 2009, (Pavel Golovkin/Associated Press) On July 17, 1983, a small pro-Soviet Indian newspaper called the Patriot published a front-page article titled “AIDS may invade India: Mystery disease caused by US experiments.” The story cited a letter from an anonymous but “well-known American scientist and anthropologist” that suggested AIDS, then still a mysterious and deadly new disease, had been created by the Pentagon in a bid to develop new biological weapons. “Now that these menacing experiments seem to have gone out of control, plans are being hatched to hastily transfer them from the U.S. to other countries, primarily developing nations where governments are pliable to Washington's pressure and persuasion,” the article read. The problem? The story was patently false.

In the parlance of 2016, we would probably refer to the Patriot's front page story as “fake news.” More on WorldViews. How An Isamophobic Smear Trickled Down From Fox Biz To Hit One Alaska Family. On Dec. 1, Ryan Mauro, a national security analyst at the Clarion Project, told Fox Business that Donald Trump’s election prompted “Islamic compounds” across the country to accumulate weapons and prepare for raids. A local elected official in Anchorage who co-chaired Donald Trump's campaign in the state picked up Mauro’s comments and used them to cast suspicion on a local Muslim man who has lived in the area for eight years.

By the end of the weekend, the man and his family were reportedly receiving threats. The rapid-fire cycle points to how quickly baseless claims from fringe groups can percolate through mainstream media down to ground level. Mauro’s Washington, D.C. -based group, which claims to be devoted “to exposing the dangers of Islamist extremism,” has been accused by the Southern Poverty Law Center of “peddling anti-Muslim conspiracy theories.” The Alaska Dispatch News noted that the FBI does not consider the group a terror threat. Watch Mauro's Fox Business interview below. Truth, truthiness, triangulation: A news literacy toolkit for a “post-truth” world. We were guaranteed a free press, We were not guaranteed a neutral or a true press. We can celebrate the journalistic freedom to publish without interference from the state.

We can also celebrate our freedom to share multiple stories through multiple lenses. But it has always been up to the reader or viewer to make the reliability and credibility decisions. It is up to the reader or viewer to negotiate truth. News literacy is complicated. Professional journalists themselves face new practical and ethical challenges relating to anonymity, privacy and safety, as well as reliability in their attempts to verify sources of breaking news from social media and user-generated content in all media formats. Even news that is vetted by editors and publishers sometimes emerges from that process a bit processed, perhaps leaning in a particular direction. And word choice itself is connected to truth. On news literacy Our kids need new types of filters. S disciplines. What’s going on? Fake news.

A post that is mostly a really long list of links to other people’s stuff on media literacy and fake news… | Independent Ideas. News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2016. Google, democracy and the truth about internet search | Technology. Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles".

Blue Feed, Red Feed. Verification Handbook: homepage. 10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article - EasyBib Blog. Germany investigates fake news after bogus Breitbart story - The Verge. Germany investigating unprecedented spread of fake news online | World news. It’s time to retire the tainted term ‘fake news’ 2016 Lie of the Year: Fake news. Reading News across the Political Spectrum | Independent Ideas.

The Failure of Facebook Democracy. News Coverage of the 2016 General Election: How the Press Failed the Voters - Shorenstein Center. News Coverage of the 2016 General Election: How the Press Failed the Voters - Shorenstein Center. No, Hillary Clinton did not get more votes than any candidate ever | Mic. Young people aren't skeptical of 'fake news' Media literacy courses help high school students spot fake news. Most Students Don’t Know When News Is Fake, Stanford Study Finds. False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and Satirical “News” Sources. Getting ‘REAL’ with web evaluation – Linking Learning. How I Detect Fake News – Tim O'Reilly – Medium. How do I spot fake news? | University of Toronto Libraries.