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Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:37:00 -0500In Washington, D.C., local businesses are asking for more security after an armed man threatened a pizza place targeted by fake news stories. Police say the North Carolina man wanted to investigate a conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton runs a child sex ring from the restaurant.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:55:00 -0500Your friend shares a story on Facebook. You read the headline and you think it's too good to be true, but it looks like it's from a news site. Experts offer tips to help you sniff out fact from fake.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:15:00 -0500The Army Corps of Engineers has denied an easement for construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, essentially halting the construction of the oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:39:35 -0500NPR's Scott Simon talks with CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour about a speech she gave last week in New York calling for the freedom of the press — in the United States.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:07:00 -0500Tomlinson was known for his gifted storytelling and award-winning journalism in both public radio and television. A colleague said he was "a foreign correspondent straight out of central casting."
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:12:00 -0500These days, a strong social media presence can say a lot about your identity. Some do social media well — almost flawlessly — to the point where they can become influential enough to use their personal brand to make money. But what happens when a modest dad-type aspires for the allure that comes with having millions of followers? NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Bloomberg reporter Max Chafkin about his month as an "Instagram influencer."
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:12:00 -0500Kellogg's and other brands have pulled some online ads because of where they've ended up being displayed. But advertisers may be more worried about sites that generate fake traffic using bots.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:18:00 -0500The New York Times' Eric Lipton says that Donald Trump could take actions as president that would benefit his business holdings. But Lipton doubts congressional Republicans would probe such conflicts.
Sun, 27 Nov 2016 17:10:00 -0500Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt discusses Holocaust deniers, and the similarities she sees in media coverage of the so-called alt-right movement, which has been associated with white nationalism.
Sun, 27 Nov 2016 08:38:47 -0500NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with James Alefantis, owner of Comet Ping Pong. His Washington, DC restaurant was the victim of a damaging fake news story.
Sun, 27 Nov 2016 08:38:00 -0500Keith Blanchard wrote an article for the Wall Street Journal entitled "Why Hipster Cooking Gizmos Are Killing Cooking." He talks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer about why they bother him so much.
Sat, 26 Nov 2016 09:06:00 -0500Donald Trump dressed down TV execs one day, and tried to rehabilitate his relationship with the press the next day by sitting down with the New York Times.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 16:32:58 -0500NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Washington Post reporter Craig Timberg about the role of Russian propaganda and the flood of "fake news" this election season.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:31:00 -0500"The whole idea from the start was to build a site that could kind of infiltrate the echo chambers of the alt-right," says Jestin Coler, whose company, Disinfomedia, is behind some fake news sites.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12:44:00 -0500Stanford researchers assessed students from middle school to college and found they struggled to distinguish ads from articles, neutral sources from biased ones and fake accounts from real ones.