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The facts of life: how fake information is sold to us

In today’s New York Times column called The Interpreter, Max Fisher and Amanda TaubĀ  do a fine job detailing the M.O. of the Russian fake news engine called kompromat–compromising (a/k/a fake news) material. As we all know, kompromat most probably … Continue reading

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The facts of life: New York Times readers’ comments, con’t

I can’t claim prescience, but I did post this yesterday on how to interpret readers’ comments attached to New York Times articles. And today, the Times, in its delightful daily feature called “Inside the Times: The Story Behind the Story” … Continue reading

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The Facts of Life: how to look at readers’ comments on the NYT

For the most part, I don’t use this blog to write about politics because zillions of other people do it and a lot of them express themselves much better than I can. But I have become greatly fascinated by readers … Continue reading

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