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Buzzfeed published an ‘unverified and explosive’ dossier of Trump-Russia ties

Tuesday night, Buzzfeed decided to publish an unverified report about Donald Trump and his ties to Russia, sparking a fierce debate about ethics in the media. The documents were reportedly comprised by a British former intelligence agent, alleging that Russia was “cultivating, supporting and assisting” Trump for at least five years and that Russian spies had exploited Trump’s ‘personal obsessions…

Barack Obama: Fake news threatens our democracy

(CNN) – Fake political news stories have become so pervasive on social media that President Obama made note of the issue in his press conference Thursday. As it turns out, lying is a lucrative business. According to a Buzzfeed news analysis, fake news stories far outperformed their legitimate counterparts on Facebook by a long shot in the weeks leading up…