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November 19, 2016

Recommended Reading: Fake news writer takes blame for Trump’s win

by John_A

Facebook Fake-news
Writer: ‘I Think Donald
Trump Is in the White
House Because of Me’

Caitlin Dewey,
The Washington Post

Facebook’s struggle with fake news has been widely reported and the issue is still a hot topic in the days following the US presidential election. The Washington Post caught up with Paul Horner, a man who has made a living off of news hoaxes over the last few years, some of which got picked up by the media and the Trump campaign as legit stories.

“His followers don’t fact-check anything — they’ll post everything, believe anything,” Horner said. “His campaign manager posted my story about a protester getting paid $3,500 as fact. Like, I made that up. I posted a fake ad on Craigslist.”

Q-Tip Got It From Here
Donnie Kwak, The Ringer

The Ringer reviews the new A Tribe Called Quest album that combines a political statement with a masterfully crafted album that’s, as writer Donnie Kwak puts it, “an exceedingly rare example of a successful, age-appropriate project from 40-something rappers.”

Review: ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ on Netflix
Maureen Ryan, Variety

Gilmore Girls is set to return to TV next Friday after a much-anticipated revival at the hands of Netflix. While there’s plenty to satisfy the show’s faithful followers, Variety says its four 90-minute installments prove problematic for pacing.

The Alphabet That Will Save a People From Disappearing
Kaveh Waddell, The Atlantic

Two brothers developed a new script for their native language and now they want to make sure it’s available on every smartphone in the world.

Shirtless Trump Saves Drowning Kitten
Brian Phillips, MTV News

Mark Zuckerberg told the American people not to hold Facebook responsible for Donald Trump’s win. Should the CEO pay attention to the group of employees who have taken it upon themselves to combat the problem?

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