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Editorial: Acknowledge fake ads, not just fake news

Facebook hasn’t made much of an effort to limit exposure to fake ads.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 27, 2019

It is Facebook’s responsibility to limit ads with false information, not just news with false information.

The president who cried ‘fake news’

President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he departs the White House.

By Kelly Loftus, Staff Columnist

November 12, 2018

Trump’s tumultuous relationship with the media has quickly become a defining characteristic of his presidency. But this war against the media not only signifies a lack of respect for both the Constitution and American history, it represents a threat to one of democracy’s most basic fundamentals rights — freedom of the press.

What readers need to understand about journalism

Investigative journalist Bob Woodward discussed the process of interviewing sources for his book “Fear” at Pitt Program Council’s “An Evening with Bob Woodward” on Wednesday.

By Brian Gentry, Contributing Editor

October 23, 2018

Widespread distrust of the media poses a threat to the free flow and sharing of knowledge, and journalists need to work with the community they inform to rebuild their relationship.

As Trump announces ‘Fake News Awards,’ GOP senators assail his attacks on the press as anti-democratic

By Noah Bierman | Tribune Washington Bureau (TNS)

January 18, 2018

On a day President Donald Trump promised to deliver "Fake News Awards," two Republican senators as well as several Democrats warned Wednesday that his unceasing attacks on a free press are undermining a fundamental tenet of democracy and emboldening despots abroad. Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, who...

Editorial: In age of ‘fake news’ we must hold the president accountable

Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade film a segment of

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

July 12, 2017

Fake news is like a bad game of telephone — one source reports their truth, then everyone else runs with it, imparting their own spin upon it. Serious problems arise when people get their news from just one source, because that source could be the last person in the line. And when the presiden...

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