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Kathleen Parker: Only a matter of time

It was probably only a matter of time before some unbalanced person decided that he needed to take out a few members of the “fake news” media. And it was inevitable that his actions – in this case, his threats – would be placed at the feet of Donald Trump.

College students come up with plug-in to combat fake news

A team of college students is getting attention from internet companies and Congress after developing a browser extension that alerts users to fake and biased news stories and helps guide them to more balanced coverage.

Sullivan: Real journalism bags fake-news hunters

News people used to joke that readers should never be allowed to see how the sausage is made. Now we need to show that messy process as clearly as possible. Our very credibility depends on it.

Facebook stumbles with early effort to stamp out fake news

Facebook’s strategy to stamp out fake news is struggling. The company outsources the process to third-party fact checkers who can only tackle a small fraction of the bogus news that floods the social network, according to interviews with people involved in the process.

Facebook exec meets with lawmakers amid Russia probe

One of Facebook’s top executives met Wednesday with House members investigating the company’s Russia-linked ads and told them the social media giant is serious about dealing with the issue.

The Sun rises in new play about Murdoch’s tabloid revolution

Rupert Murdoch has power, wealth – and legions of detractors, who say the media mogul’s tabloids and TV stations have fueled crass celebrity culture, phone hacking and fake news. A new play in London explores the roots of his success and his divisiveness.