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Additionally, The New York Times’ Daily Distortions vertical tracks false and misleading information, and The Washington Post’s Fact Checker was created in 2007 to hold mostly politicians accountable for false or misleading statements.WHY LOCAL BROADCASTER TEGNA IS MAKING A BIG BET ON ITS FACT-CHECKING VERTICAL VERIFYSARA GUAGLIONEFEBRUARY 12, 2021DIGIDAY
He’s concerned, in the meantime, that the rollout of vaccines could lead to a false sense of security, followed again by spikes in infections, but his focus continues to be on getting businesses to comply.DESPITE CRACKDOWN ANNOUNCEMENT, NOT MUCH COVID-19 ENFORCEMENT IS HAPPENINGJESSE MARXFEBRUARY 11, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Increasingly, scientists have found that nonbiological chemical processes can create similar shapes, suggesting the possibility of “false positives” in the biological record.FOSSIL MIMICS MAY BE MORE COMMON IN ANCIENT ROCKS THAN ACTUAL FOSSILSCAROLYN GRAMLINGFEBRUARY 9, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
“Parents can have a false sense of security, especially when they’re around their children all the time,” Olson said.WITH CHILDREN STUCK AT HOME DURING CORONAVIRUS SHUTDOWNS, ONLINE SEXUAL PREDATORS CAN SWOOP INDAN MORSEFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
A reasonable person would assume she was talking about coronavirus cases and deaths — which would be false.SOUTH DAKOTA’S COVID-19 NUMBERS HAVE BEEN TERRIBLE, BUT THE GOVERNOR SAYS THAT’S THE WRONG METRICGLENN KESSLERFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The posts need to be kept “because they are relevant to Dominion’s defamation claims relating to false accusations that Dominion rigged the 2020 election,” according to the demand letters from Dominion’s law firm Clare Locke.DOMINION VOTING TELLS FACEBOOK, PARLER AND OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA SITES TO PRESERVE POSTS FOR LAWSUITSRACHEL LERMANFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In December, Smartmatic put Fox News on notice with a letter demanding “a full and complete retraction of all false and defamatory statements and reports published by Fox News.”SMARTMATIC FILES $2.7 BILLION DEFAMATION SUIT AGAINST FOX NEWS OVER ELECTION FRAUD CLAIMSJEREMY BARR, ELAHE IZADIFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
People often use bots to repeat hateful or false information over and over.HOW TO FIGHT ONLINE HATE BEFORE IT LEADS TO VIOLENCEKATHIANN KOWALSKIFEBRUARY 4, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Bartiromo, then 17, manipulated the stock prices of 15 companies by buying up large numbers of shares and then posting “false and misleading information” about them on Yahoo!GAMESTOP FRENZY LEAVES BEHIND A MESS FOR WALL STREET REGULATORSTORY NEWMYER, DAVID J. LYNCHFEBRUARY 3, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The media must be cautious when it elevates false claims because it poses the risk of spreading untrue information and rallying more people to the fringe.THE REPUBLICAN CONSPIRACY-THEORY CRISIS, IN ONE TWEETPHILIP BUMPFEBRUARY 3, 2021WASHINGTON POST


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