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Fox News reporter defends Bob Woodward on Trump's favorite show

Fox News reporter defends Bob Woodward on Trump's favorite show
Bob Woodward found an unlikely ally in Fox News correspondent Ed Henry, who pointed out that White House chief of staff John Kelly is the one with credibility problems.
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Watching Tucker Carlson Eats At My Soul. Here’s Why I Do It Anyway.

Watching Tucker Carlson Eats At My Soul. Here’s Why I Do It Anyway.
Unlike the 2.9 million people who choose to watch Fox News prime time, I do this as part of my job.
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White House reporter: Trump team ‘put a target on my head’

White House reporter: Trump team ‘put a target on my head’
Award-winning White House correspondent April Ryan says she’s had to hire a bodyguard after receiving death threats.
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Spotify Hosts Infowars Podcasts Despite Threatening and Harassing Content

Spotify Hosts Infowars Podcasts Despite Threatening and Harassing Content
Infowars has played host to white nationalist activists, on multiple occasions hosting white supremacists to spread their anti-immigrant agenda.
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Facebook's "Trustworthy" News Project Is Chock-Full of Fox News

Facebook's "Trustworthy" News Project Is Chock-Full of Fox News
Fox News is "the only news network that is a part of the Facebook-funded project to have a show on Facebook Watch every day of the week."
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People who are delusional, dogmatic, or religious fundamentalists are more likely to believe fake news

People who are delusional, dogmatic, or religious fundamentalists are more likely to believe fake news
Plus: “Women over 65 years write very rude things on the internet.”
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Verizon to Pay $1.35 Million to Settle Zombie Cookie Privacy Charges

Verizon to Pay $1.35 Million to Settle Zombie Cookie Privacy Charges
Verizon agreed to pay $1.35 million to settle Federal Communications Commission charges that it violated customers’ privacy when it used a hidden undeletable number to track cellphone users. In the settlement, Verizon also agreed to make its unkillable “zombie” cookie opt-in, meaning that users are not tracked by default. Previously, users had been tracked by default unless they opted out.
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ProPublica Podcast: Who’s Behind the “Tennis Racket?”

ProPublica Podcast: Who’s Behind the “Tennis Racket?”
World tennis was stunned last month by allegations of widespread match-fixing, as well as the utter failure of the game’s authorities to deal with the underhanded practice. In a blockbuster investigation called The Tennis Racket, by BuzzFeed data reporter John Templon and BuzzFeed UK investigations editor Heidi Blake, the journalists drew on evidence from leaked files showing that 16 tennis players (who at some point have been ranked in the top 50) have been repeatedly flagged to the Tennis Integrity Unit for suspicions they had thrown matches or arranged for their opponent to lose.
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Political Facebook Groups & Clickbait Satire Trolls

Political Facebook Groups & Clickbait Satire Trolls
Online advertising is big business and sites that depend on it are getting really “creative” in using social media to drive traffic to their pages. If they can dangle some fluff piece with a lurid headline and make you click on it (or better, share it!), then the site can raise ad rates and generate more income. But what happens if not enough people share your content? A whole family of “satire news” sites is hiring paid trolls to drop links on every Facebook page and group they can find.
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TIME's Person of the Year? Bernie Sanders Leads the Pack

TIME's Person of the Year? Bernie Sanders Leads the Pack
Though the announcement of TIME magazine's 'Person of the Year' designation isn't until next month, it was reported on Monday that the leading contender—at least among the magazine's readership—is Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the Democratic presidential candidate calling for a 'political revolution' with his grassroots-driven campaign against establishment candidate Hillary Clinton.
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