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Bannon’s journey from Breitbart to White House

Media writer Simon Houpt profiles Stephen Bannon, the one-time executive chair of the right-wing Breitbart News turned most powerful adviser to U.S. president-elect Donald Trump.

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Demand the real problem with fake news

Columnist Tabatha Southey said what made the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign a post-truth election is that people were indifferent to whether they were being lied to or not. In any event, fighting fake news on a platform like Facebook is more difficult than it seems.

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Fake news problem may help reduce trust in real journalism

John Herrman wrote that the cry of “fake news” may well start to bite into real journalism as well, as people use it to tag any journalistic error.

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