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Warriors deny they’ve made decision on White House visit NO CC

Fake news alert: unverified sources have been reporting since Tuesday night’s big win that the Golden State Warriors have unanimously decided to decline an invite to the White House. but. The organization says that is simply not true. It all started with a tweet from CNBC’s Josh Brown, that has since been deleted. Several media outlets, including NBC Sports and…

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…