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Protect Your Boarding Pass?

There are a range of opinions regarding the importance of the information on your used boarding pass when you leave the plane.  In general it’s a good idea not to just leave it somewhere; rather, rip it up or shred it after you get back home or to the office. 58 more words

3/19/2017

A few things of note:

I wrote a very important (to me) editor’s letter for Drunk Monkeys in regards to the amount of Bukowski-esque (read: revolving around poorly written sex/ penises) submissions we receive. 323 more words

Where Fake News Goes to Die

My choice for this week is the CNN story, Where Fake News Goes to Die, from March 10th, 2017. http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/10/us/snopes-day-in-the-life-trnd/

It’s less a “day in the life” story, as promised by the URL, than an abridged history of mythbusting website Snopes.com, coupled with information about their procedure. 203 more words

News Critiques

Who Fact-Checks the Fact-Checkers?

American journalists like to pretend they have the hardest job in the world.

Whether it’s hard or not (it isn’t), they’re fucking terrible at it. 284 more words

Trump

Facebook started his quiet revolution

Something memorable has happened: at least Facebook has taken an active part against the circulation of fake news.

The social network has marked for the first time as “ 462 more words

Politifact

Facebook's "Fake News" Crackdown: Here's How It Works

Fake news is content that attempts to look like real news, but is not based on reality. It contains major falsehoods and errors of fact. It is not merely accidentally misleading, but crafted to intentionally deceive people. 1,253 more words

Skepticism