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Social media fights back against fake news

Facebook and other social media networks are taking steps to make sure their platforms don’t become tools for foreign governments spreading “fake news” stories.  Via: thehill.com  Experts consider the threat level high for these platforms to be used by foreign governments or other entities seeking to influence millions because of their extensive reach and ability to disseminate both malignant links and ...

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News Coverage of Donald Trump’s First 100 Days

A new report from Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy analyzes news coverage of President Trump’s first 100 days in office. The report is based on an analysis of news reports in the print editions of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post, the main newscasts of CBS, CNN, Fox News, and NBC, ...

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Russia Second Largest Threat To Netherlands

Russia’s efforts to destabilize the Netherlands, Europe and NATO are so serious that military intelligence agency MIVD considers it the second largest security risk to the Netherlands and the Western world in general. Terrorism stands in first place, MIVD General Major Onno Eichelsheim said at the presentation of the agency’s annual report on Monday, NU.nl reports. Via:  Janene Pieters The service ...

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with the National Interest Magazine

Question: I’d like to start by asking you about your forthcoming meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, we’ve read in the press that the two of you may be meeting soon. Sergey Lavrov: So they say. Question: Could you perhaps tell us about your expectations and goals in dealing with Secretary Tillerson? Sergey Lavrov: Well, after the American ...

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Russian Foreign Minister mocks Löfven’s ‘childish’ election interference fears

Sergey Lavrov has labelled Sweden’s Prime Minister “childish” for expressing fears over Russian influence in Sweden’s election next year. Via: thelocal.se In an interview with US magazine National Interest, Lavrov said there was “no proof” Russia was involved in the US elections or has interfered in Germany and France ahead of their respective elections this year.  He then said: “By the ...

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Swedish PM Löfven warns of fake news concerns ahead of 2018 election

There is no reason to believe the 2018 Swedish general election will be exempt from outside attempts to influence it through fake news stories, the country’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has written in an opinion piece.  Via: thelocal.se  In the article in newspaper Dagens Nyheter (DN), Löfven cites the 2016 US Presidential election as an example of a foreign state working ...

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Swedish minister does U-turn on comments about Sweden’s sex crimes

Sweden’s Integration Minister Ylva Johansson has done a U-turn after she told the BBC that the number of reports of sex crimes in Sweden was dropping. Via: thelocal.se During a recent interview with the BBC, the minister said “we can see that the level is going down, and going down, and going down.” However, this isn’t the case. The latest stats ...

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King of Sweden stresses need for ‘serious’ media and source checking

Sweden’s King has emphasized the importance of “serious” media and checking sources in a new interview released at a time when the accuracy of some international media portrayals of Sweden have been called into question. Via: .thelocal.se The eyes of the world are on Sweden at the moment, following US President Donald Trump’s comments about immigration in the country. The documentary which inspired ...

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Swedish police commissioner admits increase in violent crimes

SWEDEN’S police commission has admitted violent crimes, including sex offences, increased in 2016 in a government report. Via: express.co.uk  Dan Eliasson said he was pleased with the police force’s efforts, despite saying it had been a tough year as officials are struggling to maintain rule of law in more than 50 vulnerable areas.In the report, which was given to Sweden’s government ...

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The Mainstream Media’s Fake News Paradox

Press hungry to discredit Trump and conservative outlets gets caught publishing bogus attacks. Via: lifezette.com If anti-Trump fake news were a dumpster, the mainstream media would be the flies buzzing around it, and generally delighting in feeding off its trashy goodness. Mainstream media types seem to be operating on the premise that ruining President Trump is more important than facts. First ...

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