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‘Fake News,’ Trump’s Obsession, Is Now a Cudgel for Strongmen

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Matt Lauer Firing Caps a Difficult Time at NBC News

Advertisement Even his co-hosts did not know until 4 a.m. on Wednesday, just hours before the official announcement, that Matt Lauer had been fired after a serious allegation of sexual misconduct. That was when the NBC News president, Noah Oppenheim, called two of his “Today” show anchors, Savannah Guthrie and ...

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The Shift: YouTube’s Rapid Response Partisans Game the News of Tragedy

Advertisement Technology Supported by The Shift YouTube’s Rapid Response Partisans Game the News of Tragedy Image Partisan and incendiary newshounds often insert themselves into online search results by quickly posting commentary after major news events like the terrorist attack in New York last month.CreditSpencer Platt/Getty Images On Sunday afternoon, when ...

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