After being accused of political bias in its trending news picks, Facebook returned to a purely algorithmic feed. Within hours, the machine picked a gross fake-news hatebait item claiming Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly was being forced out of the network, thereby forcing a human being to remove it from the trending feed. Bias!
Who is the Mainstream Media? What is the Mainstream Media? This phrase is used and abused by everyone in own different ways — including by those who are most often accused of being the Mainstream Media. In a fantastic new article, the Columbia Journalism Review has finally cracked the code: technically, the Mainstream Media is… READ THE REST
Monkeon created a fun quiz to test your knowledge of fake news based on Snopes' fact checking. Play Snopes or Nopes! Snopes tend to title their articles in the form of a question, and provide feeds for their latest true & false fact-checks, which means we can turn them into a quiz! [….] It takes… READ THE REST
Writer Laura Italiano resigned from the NY Post after backlash from her made-up story, "KAM ON IN!" The article claimed that copies of Kamala Harris' book, Superheroes Are Everywhere, were part of "welcome kits" paid by taxpayers that were handed out to unaccompanied migrant children who had crossed the border, according to The New York… READ THE REST
Before COVID, we used minimal social media to post about cats and our kids. Now, social is a hotspot for viral dances, serious political discussions, and goofy Karen videos the world licks their chops in anticipation for. If you're going to record yourself or someone else being a complete goon, you better have the right… READ THE REST
The world's been in pretty rough shape these days, and if you're under the constant stress of day-to-day living in 2021, your sleep is most certainly taking a hit. Even if you're a sound sleeper, the last thing that's probably on your mind right now is how to correct snoring patterns for a more complete… READ THE REST
Whether we want to admit it or not, 2021 has presented truly fruitful for viruses, both of the biological and technological variety. Sure, most of the time hacks and breaches are usually on a larger scale, but they can still find you on an individual level. Whether writing code, online shopping, or doing work, chances… READ THE REST