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Now is a great time to not get news from social media

Now is a great time to not get news from social media

Be extremely cautious about anything your read, see, or hear on social media about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, even from what might initially sound like an authoritative source like a YT channel labeled something like “US Defense News”. These channels are created by individuals, who re-package public domain footage, often with a synthesized narration voice over. They are not authoritative, and in the fog of war, should be treated as fake news.

Associated Press sells its news coverage

Associated Press sells its news coverage

The AP accepted an $8 million grant from climate change organizations and is using the grant to pay for 20 new staff members. 50 AP staff members are now paid from external, third-party grants. How can a reader tell if a news report is news or propaganda? They can’t tell. The only valid assumption is to assume all news reports are propaganda. Source: Climate activists spend millions for friendly Associated Press ‘news’

CNN really did stoop even lower

CNN really did stoop even lower

Rolling Stone reports that former CNN president Zucker and his girlfriend, an EVP at CNN, were actively advising former NY Gov Andrew Cuomo on how to respond in public to Trump’s criticisms, and actively running a media propaganda campaign. Zucker’s resignation was attributed to a romantic conflict of interest that apparently everyone knew about for years – and is not the reason he’s gone. The reason he’s gone is CNN, it turned out, really was running a fake news operation. But for obvious reasons, they could not come right and say that.