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Mark Zuckerberg Needs to Wake Up: Fake News Still Rampant on Facebook

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg learned the hard way that he was an unwitting dupe in the flood of fake news and conspiracy theories that flooded his social media site during the 2016 election. But he still doesn’t get it. A new study by the Poynter Institute, a non-profit school for journalism in St. Petersburg, Fla., has found that two of the leading purveyors of fake news and conspiracy theories–InfoWars and YourNewsWire– are still publishing freely on Facebook....

Laura Ingraham Fox News Show Still Hasn’t Recovered From David Hogg Blowback

Laura Ingraham’s hard-right Fox News Show, “The Ingraham Angle,” is still suffering blowback from her attack on Parkland, Fla massacre survivor David Hogg. Advertisers are still gun-shy (no pun intended, well maybe) about running adjacent to her unabashed Trump cheerleading and racist diatribes. Ingraham suffered another blow to her image earlier this week after investigative Web site thesmokinggun.com revealed she received a slap on the wrist for theft while a Dartmouth University student in the 1980s....

Fox News Dismisses Laura Ingraham Theft Conviction as ‘College Prank’ (Audio)

Laura Ingraham, the hard-right Fox News host, is tough on crime, immigrants, the “tyranny of the judiciary” and “lawless Democrats,” but Fox News dismisses her own criminal conviction on theft charges as nothing more than a “college prank.” IM reported on her college indiscretion yesterday because of her hypocritical mocking in March of honor student and Parkland, Fla, massacre survivor, David Hogg. Hogg graduated this week with a 4.1 grade point average and is now leading a national movement for gun control....

Laura Ingraham, Who Mocked David Hogg, Was Shoplifting at His Age

Laura Ingraham, the hard-right Fox News talking head who mocked honor student and Parkland, Fla, massacre survivor, David Hogg, was arrested for shoplifting when she was about his age. Hypocrisy anyone? Her arrest record was unearthed by the investigative Web site thesmokinggun.com. It was filed in he Circuit Court for the town of Hanover, N.H., home to Dartmouth College, which Ingraham attended....

Conspiracy, Hate Monger Alex Jones Faces End Game as Lawsuits Pile Up

Alex Jones, the conspiracy hate monger who has repeatedly defamed families of Sandy Hook elementary school massacre victims, is being slammed by lawsuits that could finally sink his fetid radio and video broadcasts. Six families of victims killed in the Sandy Hook mass shooting and an FBI agent who responded to the scene, filed a defamation lawsuit today (May 23) against the schlock radio personality....