We follow the evolving definition of “President-elect” as presented by Wikipedia to demonstrate one of the many ways our online information is manipulated.
My investigation found "fact check” efforts often rely on activists and advocates with common partisan ties and deep ideological roots.
The following is an excerpt from my investigation at Real Clear Investigations. Investigative Issues: The Troubling Fact Is That Media Fact-Checkers Tend to Lean ← Left By Sharyl Attkisson A growing response to today’s chaotic information landscape sounds inviting and elegantly simple: appoint experts to “fact-check” news stories, blogs, speeches, studies, opinions, and political ads. […]
Media Matters is joining big tech and others leading a panicked, fact-challenged campaign against hydroxychloroquine. Why?
Organized efforts to clamp down on the free flow of info online are increasing. In today's podcast we'll look at some techniques you might not have heard about...used to control and manipulate what you see and hear. Read more here: Six secret ways they control information online and in the news
Slanted: How the news media taught us to love censorship and hate journalism. I consider this the third in a trilogy about the devolution of "the news" as we once knew it. First there was Stonewalled. Then, The Smear. Now: pre-order "Slanted: How the News Media Taught Us to Love Censorship and Hate Journalism" by […]
How astroturfing tactics on social media and the new are eroding journalism
On the Sunday Fox News program "Media Buzz," host Howie Kurtz asked me if I'd learned anything from reporting on border stories that is different than the partisan media narrative. He also asked about news coverage of President Trump's banter with Russia President Putin, and the New York Times' mea culpa over its coverage of […]