Tax hike or tax cut? CNBC’s misleading report on GOP’s tax reform

WASHINGTON, January 16, 2018: Now that it’s 2018, millions of taxpayers across America are still wondering: Will I get a tax cut or a tax hike? The answer for a substantial majority of U.S. taxpayers is, “Yes, I’ll get a tax cut.” But according to the descriptive language in a recent CNBC assessment of the GOP… Please follow and like us:

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Zuckerberg Loses $3.3 Billion After Facebook Change

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg is paying the price for the latest changes to the social networking site, losing nearly $3.3 billion of his personal net worth, according to a Forbes calculation. The 4.4 percent drop came just after Zuckerberg’s announcement that Facebook would change its algorithm to make people’s news feeds more focused on friends and… Please follow and like us:

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China denies report it could halt US bond purchases

China denied on Thursday a report that it may slow or cease its purchases of US Treasury bonds, calling it a possible case of “fake news” after the dollar tumbled following the story. Bloomberg News reported Wednesday that officials reviewing China’s foreign-exchange holdings had recommended slowing or halting purchases of US Treasuries, citing people familiar with… Please follow and like us:

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Elites ‘Shocked’ That ‘We Actually Are Going to Protect America,’ Gingrich Says

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) blasted the “elites” who remain “shocked” that “we actually are going to protect America” through President Donald Trump’s policies and actions. He made his remarks during an interview with John Catsimatidis that aired Sunday on AM 970 in New York. Trump shocked many in political and media circles… Please follow and like us:

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Trust in digital technology will be the internet’s next frontier, for 2018 and beyond

By Bhaskar Chakravorti, Senior Associate Dean, International Business & Finance, Tufts University. Trust in online systems varies around the world. Sergey Nivens/Shutterstock.com After decades of unbridled enthusiasm – bordering on addiction – about all things digital, the public may be losing trust in technology. Online information isn’t reliable, whether it appears in the form of news,… Please follow and like us:

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Social media companies should ditch clickbait, and compete over trustworthiness

By Aram Sinnreich, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, American University School of Communication and Barbara Romzek, Professor of Public Administration and Policy, American University. It’s time to build trust. Arthimedes/Shutterstock.com Social media websites and online services, created to profit from connecting people and encouraging global conversations, have a deep and troubling dark side. Malicious users have… Please follow and like us:

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Facebook, Twitter Threatened With Sanctions in Britain

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter could face sanctions in Britain if they fail to be more forthcoming in providing details about Russian disinformation campaigns that used their platforms in the run-up to last year’s Brexit referendum, the chairman of a British parliamentary inquiry committee warned. The companies have been given until January 18 to hand… Please follow and like us:

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Rotten Tomatoes User Reviews Tanked By 4Chan Campaign?

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has been a box office success, racking up more than $220 million during its opening weekend, and is a hit with critics but its audience score on Rotten Tomatoes is barely floating above 50 percent as the result of what appears to be an organized review bombing campaign. Of the more… Please follow and like us:

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Trump slams ‘vicious’ media after erroneous reports on WikiLeaks, Russia

Donald Trump on Saturday renewed his onslaught against major US news networks, accusing them of launching a “vicious” assault on his presidency as he seized on a reporting error by CNN. In an early-morning tweet, the US president said “Fake News CNN made a vicious and purposeful mistake yesterday. They were caught red handed, just like… Please follow and like us:

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Fake news ABC suspends Brian Ross… for reporting fake news

WASHINGTON, December 4, 2017 – Fake news is in the news again. Friday morning, ABC “reporter” Brian Ross breathlessly proclaimed that candidate Donald Trump had “illegally” directed Michael Flynn to “collude” with the Russian government. This fake news was disastrously wrong and misleading on at least two counts. But it was enough to cause a Friday… Please follow and like us:

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Trump, Huckabee Sanders celebrate after CNN says it’s boycotting White House Christmas party

CNN says it’s boycotting the annual White House Christmas party for the media this Friday, citing President Trump’s “continued attacks on freedom of the press.” “CNN will not be attending this year’s White House Christmas party,” a CNN spokesperson told Politico on Tuesday. “In light of the President’s continued attacks on freedom of the press and… Please follow and like us:

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AT&T says it would go to court to preserve Time Warner deal

AT&T is gearing up for a potential legal battle with the government over the company’s planned takeover of Time Warner, Randall Stephenson, the A&TT CEO said Thursday. Stephenson also said AT&T has no intention of selling CNN as part of the deal. His comments came just one day after news broke that the U.S. Justice Department… Please follow and like us:

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Facebook, Twitter, Google and where Silicon Valley’s money comes from

Tech companies face dilemma after conundrum after balancing act, and now the spotlight is on their funding sources. There’s Saudi money. Russian money. And let’s not forget money from ads and fake news that add fuel to the raging fire of cultural, racial, political and religious divisions in the United States and elsewhere. There are questions… Please follow and like us:

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Shock: Google Now Determines Result of a Quarter of Elections Worldwide, Researcher Says

Congress this week zeroed in on “fake news” and ads produced by Russians, but one expert contends that is a sideshow compared to the much more significant threat to American democracy — the awesome power of search engines. “The attention being paid right now to advertising and fake news stories — this is a red herring,”… Please follow and like us:

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