( Milo ) The illegal immigrant featured in a teary video discussing her plight is a business owner who voted illegally in the last election.
Karen Caudillo hasn’t eaten breakfast since the Trump administration announced the end of an Obama-era immigration program that shielded young immigrants like herself from deportation.
“I’ve been fighting for so long to be able to sustain myself, to go to school, to be productive,” she said in an tearful interview at the Capitol on Wednesday. “And it just feels like everything is going to waste because I could go back to Mexico.”
Undocumented journalists at /pol captured screenshot evidence from Caudillo’s own social media that she is the owner of a business, Caudillo Cleaning LLC, and recovered proof that the company incorporated in compliance with Florida law.
NBC claimed that Paul Manafort’s notes from the 2016 Trump Tower meeting with White House aide Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer included the word “donations” near a reference to the Republican National Committee.
Politico: Manafort’s notes “are not seen as damaging to the Trump family or campaign officials”
From Daily Caller:
NBC News dropped what the network hyped as a “potential bombshell” last week. “Manafort Notes From Russian Meet Contain Cryptic Reference to ‘Donations,’” the original headline read. The story claimed that Manafort’s notes from the 2016 Trump Tower meeting with White House aide Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer included the word “donations” near a reference to the Republican National Committee.
NBC began walking back the “potential bombshell” almost immediately, issuing a correction the same day noting that the word “donation” didn’t actually appear in the notes, but quoting one source who said the word “donor” was in the notes.
But NBC’s corrected story still wasn’t accurate, according to a new Politico report, which said that the word “donor” didn’t appear in Manafort’s notes. Moreover, Manafort’s notes “are not seen as damaging to the Trump family or campaign officials,” Politico reported. The outlet cited several sources who have seen Manafort’s notes, while NBC relied on “two sources briefed on the evidence” to make its claim.
Even before Politico fully debunked NBC’s reporting, the network’s decision to publish the story came under fire. The day after NBC originally published the story, The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple criticized the story, which he said “provides only fodder for innuendo and conspiracy, not for sound conclusions about what happened.”
NBC News’ botched “bombshell” is just the latest anonymously sourced Trump-Russia story to fall apart.
Facebook third-party fact-checkers are all left-wing sites: ABC News, The Associated Press, FactCheck.org, Politifact and Snopes
New policy combatting “false news” is by blocking Pages from advertising stories marked as false.
Facebook: “If a Page repeatedly shares stories that have been marked as false by third-party fact-checkers, they will no longer be able to buy ads on Facebook …”
Facebook announced in a blog post Monday that the social media behemoth will update its approach to combatting “false news” by blocking Pages from advertising stories marked as false.
“This update will help to reduce the distribution of false news which will keep Pages that spread false news from making money. We’ve found instances of Pages using Facebook ads to build their audiences in order to distribute false news more broadly,” writes Facebook product managers Satwik Shukla and Tessa Lyons. “Now, if a Page repeatedly shares stories that have been marked as false by third-party fact-checkers, they will no longer be able to buy ads on Facebook …”
Prior to the new update, Facebook did not allow advertisers to run ads linked to stories that are marked false by “third-party fact-checking organizations.”
Facebook’s strategy to “fight the spread of false news” is threefold: Disrupt the economic incentives to create it, build new products to curb its proliferation, and help people make more informed decisions when encountering it.
Shortly after Election Day 2016, Facebook announced a crack down on “fake news” after reports surfaced that Russians were exploiting “American-made technology platforms to attack U.S. democracy,” according to The Washington Post.
ABC News, The Associated Press, FactCheck.org, Politifact and Snopes are the third-party fact-checkers Facebook is referring to, according to a Fox News report in December 2016. Facebook’s announcement may raise questions as to their impartiality and methodology in determining exactly what is false news.
“False news is harmful to our community. It makes the world less informed and erodes trust” according to Shukla and Lyons. “Today’s update helps to disrupt the economic incentives and curb the spread of false news, which is another step towards building a more informed community on Facebook.”
( Daily Wire ) Just a day after his hilarious and well-deserved humiliation at the hands of an epic Reddit Q&A, CNN’s own Chris Cillizza — he of the adorable blue-framed eyeglasses — has been made a public fool of again, revealed as unethical again, this time by his very own colleagues at the last-place CNN — which has also been exposed again as a leader of all things fake news.
As we all now know, on Tuesday night, straight through to Wednesday, the American media went on another one of their Fake News Witch Hunts against Donald Trump, this one about a sinister “secret meeting” between the American President and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. Desperate to keep their flailing Russian conspiracy theory afloat, the media took a usual-usual G20 dinner conversation, one that took place literally in front of the whole world, a dinner the media all knew about, and turned it into a series of frenzied fake headlines.
Because he is awesome, Trump used his Twitter feed to expose and mock this fake news…
At CNN Cillizza blasted Trump as a liar with two claims: 1) “No media outlet reported anything about a ‘secret dinner'” and 2) “no one is suggesting that the media was unaware that the dinner was taking place.”
In the meantime, at this very same CNN, on this very same day, Brooke Baldwin is calling the dinner “secret” and openly asking “Why didn’t we know about this?”
The liberal media are not happy with one of Donald J. Trump latest tweet on how ‘Fake News will be forced to discuss our great jobs numbers, strong economy, success with ISIS, the border & so much else!.’
NBC’s Chuck Todd said. ““If these actions and this language was being used by a leader in a different country, our State Department… not just we in general… would be saying ‘Hmm, that country is inching towards authoritarianism. Because that’s usually the first sign: when you try to delegitimize a free press.”
NBC’s Katy Tur oh-so-seriously and ominously asked on-air what Trump meant by “forced.”
Talking Points Memo tweets:
Trump declares the press will be “forced” to cover his achievements. What First Amendment?
At some point the Fake News will be forced to discuss our great jobs numbers, strong economy, success with ISIS, the border & so much else!
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer: ” The concern all of us in the news media have about the president calling us enemies of the American people. ..that is a very, very harsh statement and potentially very dangerous.”
Hey Wolf, President Trump is just draining the fake news media swamp and as long as the liberal media continue to make fake news, Trump will continue to fight fake media – the enemy of the American people.
Wednesday on CNN’s “The Situation Room,” host Wolf Blitzer asked White House Correspondents’ Association president Jeff Mason if he has discussed the “potentially very dangerous” issue of President Donald Trump calling the media “enemies” of the American people with the White House communications team.
Blitzer said, “Hold on. I want to get Jeff Mason back in this conversation. You’re the president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, you’ve met with Sean Spicer, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House team—have you raised the concern all of us in the news media have about the president calling us enemies of the American people? Because that is a very, very harsh statement and potentially very dangerous.”
Mason answered, “Well, that type of rhetoric is something that we have spoken about since he first said that, and many of you probably were at or watched the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and I addressed that then as well. That is rhetoric that we reject and is just not something that I think is helpful to the public discourse and it’s not, again, it’s just not something that’s true.”