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Both photos are legitimate and depict the same person (David Hogg), but the picture on top from August 2017 is from a story about Hogg and his friend getting in an argument with a beach lifeguard. The picture on the bottom shows Hogg in a CNN interview pertaining to his experience in the Florida shooting. While Hogg was involved in both events, most would ...


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The headlines come from different times in the day, not different markets, and reflect changing situations during the day. Changes like this are normal practice for newspapers. As usual, Snopes has already answered this. These opposing headline editions were not distributed to different political or geographic markets, nor were they intended to ...


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This claim has two parts: an explicit claim (that the CIA has a deal with Jeff Bezos), and an implicit one (that this creates a conflict of interest). The explict claim is FALSE The CIA has no deal with Jeff Bezos. They have a deal with Amazon, which is a publicly traded company. Sources (swiped verbatim from ChrisW's excellent answer): The current ...


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The job role of writing headlines varies between organisations, but, yes, there are plenty of organisations where it is written by someone other than main author of the article. Wikipedia can't be relied on here, but it gives an [unreferenced] overview of the situation. [a headline] is generally written by a copy editor, but may also be written by the ...


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In 2015, then CEO, Roger Ailes gave an interview to Hollywood Reporter for their 35 Most Powerful People in New York Media 2015 article: SNL Kagan estimates the channel [Fox News] will earn $2.18 billion this year, the bulk of it from ad revenue and subscriber fees, dwarfing the potential of CNN ($1.16 billion) and MSNBC ($509 million). In fact, Ailes, 74,...


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It is true that the announcer Robert Lee scheduled for the game in Charlottesville was switched to a different game by ESPN. From a New York Times article on the subject: After the violence in Charlottesville, which left one person dead, ESPN executives and Mr. Lee decided that for his safety it would be best to have him to work on a different game ...


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The methodology of the supposed table is wrong. The table cherry picks its data points. The table has factual errors. At first, we need to address the main question, "Do Jews control American Media?". This is a problematic statement, as it's conspiratorial by nature. The problem with such claims is, as Larian LeQuella put in his answer on Can HAARP affect ...


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So is the owner of The Washington Post benefiting from CIA funds to the tune of 600 million dollars? Technically yes, but the video strongly implies an improper conflict of interest, a claim with only very circumstantial evidence. Background: Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, is still its CEO and largest shareholder. Bezos also purchased the ...


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The claim about Fox News "changing classification" in 2018 is false. There is no official classification of channels in the U.S. as news or otherwise. The source of the claim links foxnews.com's Terms of Use in that portion of the claim. It appears that the author's confusion arose from foxnews.com having most recently updated its terms of use on October 15,...


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Ironically, the article and the infographic are both spreading the same type of propaganda they accuse CNN of. Some background: Firstly, CNN and CNN International are two very separate organizations. Secondly, Journalist Amber Lyon became concerned about the credibility of CNN International (not to be confused with CNN -- which is the US arm) because of ...


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Because the question title is somewhat different than the actual question (titles can only be so long) I thought it might be helpful to readers of this question to mention up front that Robert Lee was not simply "removed from calling a game," as the title states (and, as commenter icc97 mentions below, the Fox News headline states), i.e. he did not lose an ...


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Quick summary The exact claim, "...completely ignored...", became untrue the day after this post was published. There were a few clips on the BBC 24hr rolling news channel around the time the post was published, but the BBC had nothing online about the protests anywhere until the following day, and nothing on any regular scheduled news broadcasts. There is ...


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So is the owner of The Washington Post benefiting from CIA funds to the tune of 600 million dollars? Yes. The current owner of The Washington Post is Jeff Bezos, who also founded Amazon. News from Fortune.com (among others) in 2015 reports, Intelligence community loves its new Amazon cloud Two years ago, the CIA selected AWS to build and run a ...


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According to MSD senior David Hogg goes viral on youtube (01 December 2017): In Redondo Beach, Calif., Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior David Hogg and his friend Thomas decided to spend their summer afternoon at Topaz Jetty, a local beach buzzing with visitors. Their excursion took an unexpected turn, ultimately going viral, when Thomas, who ...


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George Chalhoub's existing answer addresses the basic question of whether a protest happened recently, and whether it was ignored by the BBC. I wish to address another implied claim in the meme image - that the image represents the ignored protest. NO, that is NOT a photograph of a recent protest. The image is of a protest in March 2011 - reportedly ten ...


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At best, the answer to this question will be an apples and oranges comparison. Comparing the distribution of a static book to that of a constantly fluctuating periodical is unlikely to produce anything very meaningful. However it is amusing and I like both apples and oranges. So what can we do? Start with the easy apples The IKEA side of things is ...


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This survey is not a measure of how "informed" someone is, but rather a measure of how well they align with certain views. Overall The survey was taken regarding highly volatile and changing situations on three different days spanning three weeks. With a sample size of only 100, this alone would significantly skew the results. It's a poll, not a "study". ...


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It is very likely to be a fake. According to NKnews, The World Cup games are aired in North Korea by KCTV (although with delay and removed commentary), so it appears that there is no sense in faking news while the general population is aware of the developments at the World Cup, at least to some extent. Also, since the North Korea qualification games were ...


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This image shows the banner of a group called LGBT Against Islamophobia. The specific image was taken at Birmingham Pride in 2015, but they were also at other prides such as London Pride. Personally, I agree that it may seem a bit odd to focus on religious discrimination or racism at pride, but I see no irony in one oppressed group being against the ...


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First, the protest happened and was reported on Saturday 21 June 2014 20.45 BST by theguardian.com in a news article called: Tens of thousands march in London against coalition's austerity measures It is estimated that 50,000 people were protesting: An estimated 50,000 people in London addressed by speakers, including Russell Brand, after People's ...


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The advertisement was created for Berlitz Corporation and made by BTS United. According to the following website: BTS has been creating award winning work in Norway for over 50 years. A testament to the quality of their work lies in the long-terms partnerships with clients. They are most famous for creating one of the most awarded viral ads of all time. ...


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The essence of this conspiracy theory seems to be that the BBC was part of a greater conspiracy of 9/11 in which reports were scripted in advance of actual phenomenon, and in particular that the WTC-7 building fell as part of a planned demolition, and the BBC report of the building falling came from a script prepared for the conspiracy. TL;DR: While it ...


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Yes, these appear to be accurate quotes. Lindsay Graham, from the Washington Post: Woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault wants FBI to investigate incident before she testifies to Senate: “All I can say is that we’re bringing this to a close,” said Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.). “They’ve had tons of time to do this. This has been a drive-...


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Obviously the specifics of "what they have to gain" varies from group to group and individual to individual but it mostly boils down to the time honored motive - money. For some examples: Andrew Wakefield Wakefield was driven by a financial motive in undertaking his original fraudulent case series - he was being paid to attack MMR by Richard Barr. He had ...


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Ben Collins (the second "The Stig" from the UK car program Top Gear) wrote a detailed and (in my opinion) convincing response to these claims. In short: production cars vary anyway; manufacturers typically pick a good example, give it more time to run in, and frequently add several optional extras (which are disclosed). High end cars like Ferraris have ...


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The video DEBUNKED: CNN Blue Screen/Green Screen Hoaxes by AluminumTheory directly debunks this. However, as an anonymous Youtube video is hardly a credible source, I have cross-checked a couple of its claims below, and directly source them, if possible. The "stage" AluminumTheory argues it is not a blue-screen stage (as claimed by the conspiracy ...


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The BBC reported on this in a little more detail a little while back: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/38342421/russia-does-the-hunger-games-for-real-in-siberia-but-no-guns-are-allowed A Russian TV network has launched a real-life version of The Hunger Games. Contestants will have to survive on their own for nine months in Siberia. ...


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I have found three sources, which all give fairly similar numbers. I'll present them here: Committee to Protect Journalists The Committee to Protect Journalists has an interactive map showing Journalist deaths grouped by country. The default criteria shown result in the USA being in the top 5, specifically tied with Mexico for 4th with 4 deaths. That ...


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The story was originally broken by The Daily Beast. They quote a letter from the Biden campaign - not Joe Biden personally - , which demands that Giuliani is no longer booked because of the falsehoods and conspiracy theories he spreads. They ask that if he continues to be invited, an "equivalent amount of time" be given to them. “We write to demand that ...


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