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Facebook combats fake news with new warning label

Don’t believe everything you read on Facebook. The Silicon Valley tech firm has started rolling out a new warning label for news stories that are “disputed” by a third-party fact checker, such as Snopes and PolitiFact. These fact-checking organizations are part of Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network.

Colorado newspaper fights back over charges of ‘fake news’

A Colorado newspaper is threatening to file a libel suit against a state lawmaker who accused the publication of printing “fake news,” setting the stage for a possible legal battle that could test the definition of the most overused phrase in Trump-era politics.

Lawmaker fires aide behind fake news site

A Maryland lawmaker has fired a legislative aide who was behind a fake news site that accused Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton of election-rigging.

Google has yet to fulfill promise not to put ads on fake news sites

A month ago, Google pledged to make sure that the ads sold though its AdSense program wouldn’t go on fake news sites. But so far, the company has largely failed to stop the ads from generating money for purveyors of fake news, according to a report from Media Matters for America.

Obama could enact a U.S. offensive on Russian propaganda this week

A bill on President Barack Obama’s desk this week would authorize U.S. officials to combat propaganda and fake news from Russia and other countries, as well as allow federal money to be used abroad where misinformation “threatens the United States national security.”

Federal charges for man who fired in pizzeria

A North Carolina man who fired an assault rifle multiple times inside a pizza restaurant in the nation’s capital while investigating the internet conspiracy theory known as “pizzagate” will face federal charges.

Debra J. Saunders: Junk news vs. fake news

Getting the story utterly wrong should result in hand-wringing, hair-pulling and painful introspection in my profession; instead many in the news business have turned their hungry eyes on “fake news.”