Private Eye on "Fake News" "@HighonHillcrest: @jeffzeleny what PROOF do u have DonaldTrump did not suffer from millions of FRAUD votes? Journalist? Do your job! @CNN" Trump Blast CNN'S JEff Zeleny after reports of voter Fraud Allegations. The Case Against Steve Bannon. Trump picks white nationalist homophobe misogynist for top spot.
By Victoria A. Brownworth Published: On a disturbingly softball interview on CBS’s 60 Minutes on Nov. 13 with veteran reporter Leslie Stahl, President-elect Donald Trump said he wants to unite America. It’s difficult to imagine a worse statement of unity than his choice to lead his administration in January: Steve Bannon. Trump draws sharp rebuke, concerns over newly appointed chief White House strategist Stephen Bannon.
Here's what you need to know about the man who went from Breitbart News chairman to Donald Trump's campaign CEO before his appointment as chief White House strategist and senior counselor.
(Jenny Starrs/The Washington Post) Here's what you need to know about the man who went from Breitbart News chairman to Donald Trump's campaign CEO before his appointment as chief White House strategist and senior counselor. Here's what you need to know about the man who went from being Breitbart News's chairman to Trump's campaign CEO and now to chief White House strategist. Normalizing the abnormal: NPR begins its whitewashing of Breitbart’s racism. De radicale website Breitbart wil na het Witte Huis ook Europa veroveren. BREAKING: newspaper owned by Trump's son-in-law and confident has some thoughts on whether to call Trump a Nazi.
Trump Bypasses Media With Direct YouTube/Twitter Distribution As Feud With Mainstream Outlets Rages. Trump Bypasses Media With Direct YouTube/Twitter Distribution As Feud With Mainstream Outlets Rages. For the past year and a half the Trump team has played the mainstream media like a fiddle.
During the republican primary, he was granted millions of dollars of free air time as the unwitting mainstream outlets thought they were boosting one of Hillary's chosen "pied piper" candidates that could be easily defeated in the general election. Then, after helping to catapult him to the republican nomination the media predictably turned on him in a blatant effort to elect their chosen candidate.
Unfortunately for the mainstream media, none of their plans to destroy Trump came close to working and, in fact, he used their corrupt, biased coverage to rally his supporters which is likely a big reason for his ultimate victory. Perhaps no one has summarized Trump's relationship with the media and establishment institutions better than Michael Moore who famously predicted two weeks before election day that Trump's election would be the "biggest fuck you ever recorded in human history": "Get used to the end of access as you know it." Outstanding advice to US journalists from a South African editor.
Maneuvering a new reality for US journalism. Photo via National Park Service Digital Image Archives Dear friends in American journalism, Ordinarily, it is you who offer the rest of the world advice about press freedom, and the accountability architecture of democratic societies, so I understand that it may be strange to hear it coming back at you, but this will not be the last inversion that the election of Donald Trump delivers.
You have some deep resources to draw on for the battle that is closing around you. "Get used to the end of access as you know it." Outstanding advice to US journalists from a South African editor. A look at Steve Bannon and his years at Harvard Business School. From the very first day, Steve Bannon made an impression.
In a Harvard Business School classroom of about 90 people in 1983, he took a seat in the “skydeck” — a spot at the top giving him a view of the entire class. The marketing professor pointed up at Bannon, calling on him — without warning — and asking that he present the case study they were supposed to have read before coming to class. URGENT. Trump's Chief Strategist, Stephen Bannon, says he'd prefer "if only property owners could vote." Study: Breitbart-led right-wing media ecosystem altered broader media agenda. The 2016 Presidential election shook the foundations of American politics.
Media reports immediately looked for external disruption to explain the unanticipated victory—with theories ranging from Russian hacking to “fake news.” We have a less exotic, but perhaps more disconcerting explanation: Our own study of over 1.25 million stories published online between April 1, 2015 and Election Day shows that a right-wing media network anchored around Breitbart developed as a distinct and insulated media system, using social media as a backbone to transmit a hyper-partisan perspective to the world. This pro-Trump media sphere appears to have not only successfully set the agenda for the conservative media sphere, but also strongly influenced the broader media agenda, in particular coverage of Hillary Clinton.
While concerns about political and media polarization online are longstanding, our study suggests that polarization was asymmetric. Sign up for CJR's. Belangrijker dan nepnieuws: hoe Breitbart zijn centrale rol verwierf als opiniemaker voor rechts Amerika. Studie. ‘Breitbart News’ And ‘Infowars’ Under FBI Investigation For Ties To Russia FBI-led investigative team examines role of conservative news sites in Russia campaign. Federal investigators are examining whether far-right news sites played any role last year in a Russian cyber operation that dramatically widened the reach of news stories — some fictional — that favored Donald Trump’s presidential bid, two people familiar with the inquiry say.
Operatives for Russia appear to have strategically timed the computer commands, known as “bots,” to blitz social media with links to the pro-Trump stories at times when the billionaire businessman was on the defensive in his race against Democrat Hillary Clinton, these sources said. The bots’ end products were largely millions of Twitter and Facebook posts carrying links to stories on conservative internet sites such as Breitbart News and InfoWars, as well as on the Kremlin-backed RT News and Sputnik News, the sources said. Investigators examining the bot attacks are exploring whether the far-right news operations took any actions to assist Russia’s operatives. Bannon and Gorka have controversial profiles. Steve Bannon loves France. For the ‘new yellow journalists,’ opportunity comes in clicks and bucks. LONG BEACH, Calif. — Fewer than 2,000 readers are on his website when Paris Wade, 26, awakens from a nap, reaches for his laptop and thinks he needs to, as he puts it, “feed” his audience.
“Man, no one is covering this TPP thing,” he says after seeing an article suggesting that President Obama wants to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership before he leaves office. Wade, a modern-day digital opportunist, sees an opportunity. He begins typing a story. “CAN’T TRUST OBAMA,” he writes as the headline, then pauses. 2016 was a close election where filter bubbles & algorithmic funneling was weaponized for spreading misinformation. PIZZAGATE: The Scandal That Will Take Down the Clintons, the Democratic Party and the U.S. Federal Government. Pedophilia Symbol Benghazigate Broke Open Emailgate, Emailgate Broke Open Servergate, Servergate and Emailgate Broke Open Weinergate, Weinergate Broke Open Pizzagate Guess what’s coming next?
State of the Nation For those many citizen journalists who are in the know, Pizzagate was immediately recognized as the scandal that will literally take down the U.S. Podestas, Pizza and Pedos. Facebook's algorithm is central to how news & information is consumed in the world today, and no historian will write about 2016 without it. The forces that drove this election’s media failure are likely to get worse.
One way to think of the job journalism does is telling a community about itself, and on those terms the American media failed spectacularly this election cycle.
That Donald Trump’s victory came as such a surprise — a systemic shock, really — to both journalists and so many who read or watch them is a marker of just how bad a job we did. American political discourse in 2016 seemed to be running on two self-contained, never-overlapping sets of information. It took the Venn diagram finally meeting at the ballot box to make it clear how separate the two solitudes really are. Donald Trump Won Because of Facebook. A close and — to pundits, journalists, and Democrats — unexpected victory like Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s is always overdetermined, and no one particular thing pushed Trump over the edge on Tuesday night. His chosen party’s lately increasing openness to explicit white nationalism, the still-recent global-scale failure of the liberal economic consensus, the apparently deep-seated misogyny and racism of the American electorate, Hillary Clinton’s multiple shortcomings as a candidate, or even the last-minute intervention of FBI director James Comey might each have been, on its own, sufficient to hand the election to a man who is, by any reckoning, a dangerous and unpredictable bigot.
Still, it can be clarifying to identify the conditions that allowed access to the highest levels of the political syste a man so far outside what was, until recently, the political mainstream that not a single former presidential candidate from his own party would endorse him. Google added fact checking: Facebook, it’s your move now. TechCrunch. The Facebook bubble just popped. Half the country today is still in shock. Reality crashed down and many were presented with a world that didn’t match up with the one they’ve inhabited in the months leading up to the U.S. election. As it turns out, that was Facebook’s world. The social media network has become an outsize player in crafting our understanding of the events that take place around us.
Zuckerberg denies Facebook News Feed bubble impacted the election. In the aftermath of the U.S. Presidential election, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at Techonomy16 to address concerns that the company didn’t do enough to stop the proliferation of fake news on News Feed. Zuckerberg insisted that more can always be done to improve the quality of the News Feed experience, but that Facebook could not have influenced the outcome of the election.
“Personally, I think the idea that fake news on Facebook, of which it’s a very small amount of the content, influenced the election in any way is a pretty crazy idea,” Zuckerberg said. Facebook admits it must do more to stop the spread of misinformation on its platform. Facebook has responded to widespread criticism of how its Newsfeed algorithm disseminates and amplifies misinformation in the wake of the Trump victory in the US presidential election yesterday. Multiple commentators were quick to point a finger of blame at Facebook’s role in the election campaign, arguing the tech giant has been hugely irresponsible given the role its platform now plays as a major media source, and specifically by enabling bogus stories to proliferate — many examples of which were seen to circulated in the Facebook Newsfeed during the campaign. Last week Buzzfeed reported on an entire cottage industry of web users in Macedonia generating fake news stories related to Trump vs Clinton in order to inject them into Facebook’s Newsfeed as a way to drive viral views and generate ad revenue from lucrative US eyeballs.
Won Donald Trump door Facebook? De kwade invloed van Facebook op de Amerikaanse verkiezingen: broodnodige nuance - StukRoodVlees. Untitled. WikiLeaks dominated the US election according to Facebook statistics. Facebook, in Cross Hairs After Election, Is Said to Question Its Influence. Some employees are worried about the spread of racist and so-called alt-right memes across the network, according to interviews with 10 current and former Facebook employees.
Others are asking whether they contributed to a “filter bubble” among users who largely interact with people who share the same beliefs. Even more are reassessing Facebook’s role as a media company and wondering how to stop the distribution of false information. Some employees have been galvanized to send suggestions to product managers on how to improve Facebook’s powerful news feed: the streams of status updates, articles, photos and videos that users typically spend the most time interacting with. “A fake story claiming Pope Francis — actually a refugee advocate — endorsed Mr. Trump was shared almost a million times, likely visible to tens of millions,” Zeynep Tufekci, an associate professor at the University of North Carolina who studies the social impact of technology, said of a recent post on Facebook.
Wow, the @nytimes is losing thousands of subscribers because of their very poor and highly inaccurate coverage of the "Trump phenomena" Renegade Facebook Employees Form Task Force To Battle Fake News - BuzzFeed News. Facebook, 2016 election – Track Changes. Snowden discusses Facebook’s fake news controversy.
Wat is erger? Nepnieuws op Google/Facebook, of FB en GG die bepalen wat nepnieuws is en er "iets tegen gaan doen"? Committee To Protect Journalists Outlines Media's Role In Debunking Fake News. Devpost. Fake news on Facebook is a real problem. These college students came up with a fix in 36 hours. Advertisers want Facebook to stop 'grading its own homework' Fascism and The Historical Irony of Facebook’s “Fake News” Problem – Medium. We Tracked Down A Fake-News Creator In The Suburbs. Here's What We Learned : All Tech Considered.
Fake news kingpin says he only preys on conservatives. Google and Facebook Can’t Just Make Fake News Disappear. The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2016 is... post-truth! Find out why we chose it. Das internationale Wort des Jahres, soeben offiziell bestätigt. Ich habe geahnt! #merkules. Warum @Facebook scheiße ist? Weil es zwar Volksverhetzung, Hass, Antisemitismus und Fake-News fördert und erlaubt, aber nicht dieses GIF... This is the moment Milo Yiannopoulos is challenged on @BreitbartNews headlines and so-called “post-truth politics.” Ontkent de feiten, en gij zult regeren: post-truth politics in Nederland. How Trump’s savvy army won the internet war. Where Will Trump Stand on Press Freedoms? nov13,2016. Donald Trump’s media summit was a ‘f−−−ing firing squad’ Donald Trump’s media summit was a ‘f−−−ing firing squad’ That's the lead story in tonight's media newsletter. Trump Summons TV Figures for Private Meeting, and Lets Them Have It. Hope someone secretly taped this meeting since its not the oval office. We can't have a person abuse their power.
Trump holds closed-door with top media personalities, execs. Memo to the press: If Trump invites you to an off-the-record meeting, say no. Your job is to watch him, not gain access to him. @degarciaknight Agree. See today's story. Start with refusing to go off-the-record. Start with stopping to play the access game. I want to know who refused to go to Trump's woodshed meeting with the press. Anyone? Anyone? Memo to the press: If Trump invites you to an off-the-record meeting, say no. Your job is to watch him, not gain access to him. Memo to the press: If you attended Trumps off-the-record meeting, report on it to the public you serve. Screw access. Memo to the press: Sell your tux. Refuse to go to the White House Correspondents Dinner. Give money to the cause. But screw access. Memo to the press: Don't go to the White House press room. Watch it on CSPAN. Report instead. No more stenography. Memo to the press: I quote an Argentine journo on covering authoritarians: "Investigate, investigate, investigate."
I cancelled today's meeting with the failing @nytimes when the terms and conditions of the meeting were changed at the last moment. Not nice. Memo to the press: Screw access! It is a drug, a lever for extortion, a corruption, and worthless. Report instead. President-elect @realdonaldtrump reportedly lashed out at media executives during a meeting with them. Trump's closed-door meeting with media described as a 'firing squad' Trump's closed-door meeting with media described as a 'firing squad' "If reporters get access it will be to do the sort of puff pieces that we've already seen..." - Sarah Kendzior #DonaldTrump.
@realDonaldTrump @nytimes Mimimi, mimimimi? Mimimi mi mimimi mimi Mimi! Mimi? The failing @nytimes just announced that complaints about them are at a 15 year high. I can fully understand that - but why announce? @realDonaldTrump @nytimes Mi, mimimimi, mimimimi mimi mimimi mi? The Muppets: Ode To Joy. Now this is more like it. @janboehm you, and we all, need this right now. I give you Beaker from the muppets doing Ode to Joy.
The failing @nytimes just announced that complaints about them are at a 15 year high. I can fully understand that - but why announce? YEAH! No more boring editorial board meetings, lame press conferences and stupid own researches: Donald does all the press work himself now. Donald Trump canceled today's meeting with The New York Times. NYT's response. .@realDonaldTrump cancelled his meeting w/@nytimes. Our response: "We did not change the ground rules at all and made no attempt to." #BREAKING: Trump meeting with the New York Times is back on. The meeting with the @nytimes is back on at 12:30 today. Look forward to it! Created this when @realDonaldTrump was merely a candidate. Now he's #POTUS-Elect! #Yikes!!
Today's toon: @realDonaldTrump our Commander in Tweet. @wwltvphotos @WWLTV @EPaulsenWWL. NYT ed board after Trump meeting: 'it was alarming to confront how thinly thought through many of (his) stances actually are.” Times reporters and editors are tweeting live from the meeting with President-elect Donald Trump. Catch up here. Donald Trump meets with NYT journalists. These Trump attempts to stigmatize dissent + news Russians tried to hack me + Krugman require HRC to challenge vote. Keith Olbermann on Twitter: "These Trump attempts to stigmatize dissent + news Russians tried to hack me + Krugman require HRC to challenge vote. Watch The Closer with Keith Olbermann. DWDD - Trump en de media - Twan Huys. Welcome to the media in the Age of Trump. Donald Trump and the Rise of Alt-Reality Media.