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"Clear Attack on the First Amendment": Trump Denounced for Stripping Press Credentials From CNN's Jim Acosta

"Clear Attack on the First Amendment": Trump Denounced for Stripping Press Credentials From CNN's Jim Acosta
"This unprecedented decision is a threat to our democracy and the country deserves better," said the cable news outlet in a statement. "Jim Acosta has our full support."
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Even Fox News can’t defend Trump inciting violence against journalists

Even Fox News can’t defend Trump inciting violence against journalists
Trump’s latest incitement of violence against the press — even as his administration gives the Saudi government cover for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi — was so appalling, even his fans at Fox News are having trouble defending it.
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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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