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Newsweek admits to fraud

The embattled publisher of Newsweek and the International Business Times on Tuesday admitted that three of its websites were running malicious code that experts say is used to commit ad fraud. Source: Newsweek Media Group Websites Ran Malicious Code That Experts Say Is Used To Commit Ad Fraud Newsweek publications have been nearly indistinguishable from for profit fake news web publications. The company earlier fired senior editors and staff for working on an investigative news report about an earlier raid…

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Newsweek under investigation for financial and advertising fraud

Senior executives have resigned or been fired and dozens of staff and reporters have quit. Source: Newsweek in Turmoil: Probe Into Finances and Ties to Bible College Widens – WSJ Newsweek has a history of publishing fake news; in fact, reporters imply they adopted the click-bait model of fake news reporters. There is a relationship between fake news and social media propaganda. One creates fake content for sharing and liking, and the other enables fake stories to propagate like a…

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Newsweek fires all top staff

  Newsweek on Monday fired all of its top staff amid turmoil that has upended the newsroom .In a company meeting, several editors announced that the outlet had fired Editor in Chief Bob Roe, Executive Editor Ken Li and reporters Celeste Katz, Josh Saul, and International Business Times editor Josh Keefe. Source: Newsweek Guts Its Top Edit Staff Amid Legal Turmoil Newsweek has a reputation as fake news publisher. We use the definition of fake news as the use of…

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Google, like Newsweek, buys its users

Traffic acquisition costs are payments made to third parties to direct web traffic to Google web services. Traffic acquisition costs, known as TAC, were $6.45 billion, up from $4.85 billion a year ago. The growing fees Google pays to third party search partners such as phone makers and Web browsers is an increasing concern for Google’s advertising business. Searches on mobile and YouTube require Google to pay out higher fees. Source: kgw.com | Google parent Alphabet reports earnings miss, shares…

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Newsweek’s fake news report about the Montana earthquake

Natural Disaster: 5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Montana, Raising Supervolcano Concerns By Ryan Bort On 7/6/17 at 11:03 AM Yellowstone National Park, which covers parts of Wyoming, Idaho and Montana, lies on top of a supervolcano that could effectively wipe out the United States if it were to explode. The last time it did, 640,000 years ago, it expelled 240 cubic miles (think about that) of rocky debris into the sky. Early Thursday morning, residents of southern Montana feared the worst…

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Media announces "fact free" reporting initiative

Tiny couple lives in 8 square foot trailer: The couple, both 30 at the time, decided to trade in their three-bedroom San Francisco home to take up residence in an 8-square-foot TAB Teardrop camper. Source: As millennials embrace RVs, next wave of travel trailers go hip | kgw.com The actual dimensions of the queen size bed inside are 31 square feet. Guess it’s like a Doctor WHO Tardis, bigger on the inside? Newsweek says Virgin Galactic space plane now travels…

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When fake news is not good enough, buy fake readers to sell to advertisers

This blog has long suggested that Newsweek appears to be based on the fake news publishing model. Now we learn their parent company has fake readers: Newsweek Media Group, the parent company of IBT, acknowledged it purchases audiences from ad networks that sell pop-up and pop-under traffic Source: The Publisher of Newsweek And The International Business Times Has Been Buying Traffic And Engaging In Ad Fraud The head editor at Newsweek is currently suspended over allegations of sexual harassment. The…

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We watched a social media propaganda theme explode in real time – and you won’t believe what happened next!

This past week we learned about social media idiots! In a world where facts and logic no longer matter, a train derailment on the first paying passenger run on a brand new, $181 million upgraded rail corridor, completed as part of an $800 million dollar infrastructure upgrade, is: An example of America’s “crumbling infrastructure” An example of America’s lack of investment in infrastructure An example that future budgets (which might cut infrastructure spending) caused this crash, in the present An…

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“Violence towards cops skyrocketed in 2016”? Or How to create an inflammatory headline?

Newsweek “Violence towards cops skyrocketed in 2016 and whites are mostly responsible” “More cops were killed in the line of duty last year than in any year since 2011, leading many, including some in the FBI, to falsely connect the increase in violence with the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement. “ Chart of officer deaths from 2017 to 2016: Data in the chart is from the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund The Newsweek report correctly cites the “felonious assault” number,…

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Nonsense: “the supervolcano is ready to blow and WIPE OUT life on Earth”

Really? YELLOWSTONE volcano has been struck by 1,400 earthquakes in recent weeks, leading to fears that the supervolcano is ready to blow and WIPE OUT life on Earth. Source: Fears that deadly Yellowstone supervolcano about to BLOW after 1400 earthquakes hit | Science | News | Express.co.uk Click the link and play the video with am ominous and scary musical sound track to really drive home the point – IT’S GOING TO BLOW AND KILL US ALL! This story does…

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Two heroes murdered in Portland defending teens against anti-Muslim hate speech

An individual harassed two teen women on Portland’s Trimet MAX rail system, verbally attacking Muslims and others. Three local heroes stepped up to stop the verbal assault and two were murdered by the attacker and one remains hospitalized. Additional heroes include those who provided immediate first aid and those who left the train to follow the attacker on the street. Not surprisingly, social media, even some professional media, plus the comments to news stories, turned the story in to a…

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Learn how to recognize propaganda in public statements

There have been leaks of emails whose content is embarrassing. In response, U.S. intelligence agencies issued the following statement alleging that Russia is behind the hacking and release of the emails in order to influence the U.S. election: “The U.S. Intelligence Community (USIC) is confident that the Russian Government directed the recent compromises of e-mails from US persons and institutions, including from US political organizations. The recent disclosures of alleged hacked e-mails on sites like DCLeaks.com and WikiLeaks and by the Guccifer…

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