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Questions about the system and organizations of communication through which information is spread to a large number of people; the coat of a wall consisting chiefly of fibers

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Were three journalists (Bob Simon, Ned Colt and David Carr) investigating a plausible relation between the CIA and 9/11?

Apparently these three journalists all died within a couple days of each other (Feb. 11 to 12, 2015). The implication of some rumours going around is that these folks were killed because they have ...
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Does science fiction inspire significant amounts of people to pursue STEM careers?

It's a common belief within the science fiction community that sci-fi has motivated a lot of people to pursue careers as scientists and engineers. A brief search finds many anecdotal accounts where ...
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Is Tucker Carlson "accepting money from the Russian government"?

In a Q&A session following a talk on geopolitics, Peter Zeihan (a well-known geopolitical analyst and author) claims that Tucker Carlson is being paid by Russia to push its agenda, as he answers a ...
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Were Japanese authorities cracking down on adult themed entertainment in preparation for the 2020 Olympics?

From a Reddit post: Getting quite a few news about Tokyo cracking down on Lolis, hentai, hentai games, boob sizes, cosplay conventions and recently have their eyes set on an Imouto theme cafe... What'...
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Is "Dabiq" an ISIS-produced magazine?

The magazine Dabiq is generally thought to be a propaganda magazine produced by the proponents on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (a.k.a. ISIS, ISIL or IS). The Islamic State (ISIS) regularly ...
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Does media coverage of mass shootings leads to more mass shootings the same week?

In the end of this video, Dr. Park Dietz says: Because every time we have intense saturation coverage of a mass murder, we expect to see one or two more within a week. Is this true?
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Is there evidence that women who said they were sexually assaulted by Trump lied for money?

According to Wikipedia, there are at least 19 women who have accused Trump of sexual assault or harassment. Trump has recently claimed: I was accused by, I believe it was four women," Trump said. "...
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Has there ever been a company that has called their paperboys "Media Distribution Officers"?

According to The Economist's article "Too Many Chiefs", job title inflation is on the rise: America's International Association of Administrative Professionals—formerly the National Secretaries ...
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Does 51% of CNBC climate coverage deny that climate change is caused by man-made pollution?

Here is the source of the claim: Mediamatter for America climate statistics graph Tweeted, and re-tweeted by Al Gore The source that the image refers to: REPORT: CNBC's Climate Denial Is Bad For ...
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Did more people watch Infowars than CNN?

At 2:13 in the HBO documentary "The Truth vs Alex Jones" (2024), attorney Mark Bankston claims that at the height of its success, "more people watched Infowars at any given hour than ...
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Did a BBC headline originally misspell “analyst” as “analcyst”?

Back in 2017, a number of tweets circulated ostensibly showing a Facebook embed of a BBC headline with an unfortunate typo. An example of such a Tweet:
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Did CNN use a photo from Houston in a story about impacts of COVID-19 in San Francisco?

In a public post on Facebook dated March 13, an individual named Jeremy Jack claims that his photo was misused by CNN "to incite mass hysteria around the issue" of COVID-19. Okay.. I have ...
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Were 14 US-Led Coalition Military Advisors captured by Syrian Special Forces in Aleppo?

It caught my eye on Wikipedia's current events portal that US-led coalition military advisors had been captured in a bunker in Aleppo. This story has since disappeared off of Wikipedia, but several (...
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Did the Voice of America become more critical of the US after the end of the Cold War?

In a speech given to Voice of America (VOA) staff towards the end of the Trump presidency, Mike Pompeo (who was Secretary of State at the time) stated that after the end of the Cold War VOA (like ...
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Did Sky TG24 broadcast video misattributed to be the 2016 Brussels attack?

According to (in Italian), Sky TG24 broadcast videos purportedly of the airport and metro attacks in Brussels, but were actually footage of the 24 January 2011 attack in Moscow. The ...
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