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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has had it with The New York Times and The Washington Post. The White House is preparing to instruct federal agencies not to renew their subscriptions to the newspapers. White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham is describing the move as a cost-saving measure. Grisham said that “not renewing subscriptions […]

The nature and ethics of “fake news” has become a subject of widespread concern. But, for many of us, the issue is much more personal: What are we to do when a cranky uncle or an otherwise pleasant old friend persists in populating our news feeds with a stream of posts that can run deeply contrary to […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Grappling with a wave of election-season violence, President Donald Trump escalated his rhetoric against the news media on Monday even as he made plans for a somber visit to Pennsylvania to mourn a synagogue massacre that left 11 dead. Days after the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue and a mail-bomb scare targeting […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Google’s YouTube says it is taking several steps to ensure the veracity of news on its service by cracking down on misinformation and supporting news organizations. The company said Monday it will make “authoritative” news sources more prominent, especially in the wake of breaking news events when misinformation can spread quickly. […]

  Keyshia Cole posted a picture on Instagram seemingly to announce that she was pregnant. Cole used the hashtags “#PreggoInMyFashionnovaFit” and “#CongradulationsAreInOrder.” Later the R&B singer took to Instagram again, to announce that she isn’t pregnant. She “kinda” apologized for the fake news and revealed that she’s tired of people body shaming her and saying that she looks […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump challenged skeptical media coverage of his historic summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un on Wednesday, declaring that “Fake News” is the nation’s “biggest enemy.” The president’s tweet, delivered a few hours after Air Force One touched down outside Washington, was reminiscent of his February 2017 Twitter rebuke in […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will apologize for his company’s role in a data privacy scandal and foreign interference in the 2016 elections when he appears before Congress this week, saying the social network “didn’t take a broad enough view of our responsibility,” according to prepared remarks released Monday. Zuckerberg will appear before […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump criticized the major television networks on Tuesday as “fakers.” Trump tweeted that the “‘Fakers’ at CNN, NBC, ABC & CBS have done so much dishonest reporting that they should only be allowed to get awards for fiction!” The president is also defending the Sinclair Broadcast Group following news reports […]

NEW YORK (AP) — A Trump-affiliated firm under scrutiny for inappropriately obtaining data on tens of millions of Facebook users created profiling algorithms that “took fake news to the next level,” a former employee said. Chris Wylie said the firm, Cambridge Analytica, secured personal data in order to learn about individuals and then used it […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday dismissed as “fake news” a New York Times report that he ordered the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller last June, but backed down after White House lawyer Don McGahn threatened to resign. The newspaper reported Thursday that Trump demanded Mueller’s firing just weeks after the special […]

[ MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hour after excruciating hour, Mexicans were transfixed by dramatic efforts to reach a young girl thought buried in the rubble of a school destroyed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. She reportedly wiggled her fingers, told rescuers her name and said there were others trapped near her. Rescue workers called for […]

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Within a 24-hour span, President Donald Trump delivered one speech in which he tore into the media and members of his own party and a second in which he called for national unity and love. The about-face seemed to reflect the president’s real-time internal debate between calls for moderation and his […]