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Short and Not Too Sweet

Twitter rises in political campaign arsenal While billions of dollars were being spent by politicians to get elected in 2016, a cheap, 140-character phenomenon became the mightiest tool on President-elect Trump’s workbench leading up to the national election. What’s most notable about the Twitter tactic? It works, and it’s really cost-free. Actually, there’s zero cost […]

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Fake news: How disinformation works

Ask the Russians or any other country Fake news. Is that like true facts? Some people will argue that using “fake” with “news” is redundant. Others, thankfully, still believe that news gathering is a tried-and-true, fact-based profession. But, alas, here comes the internet, where anyone can dump anything onto a website, blog, message board, Facebook […]

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Did we see the same thing?

So, been watching politics? Chances are, you have. The presidential race is grinding along with more twists and turns than the Blue Ridge Parkway, and there are still three long months ahead before the election. Leading up to the November faceoff are more debates and other general hubbub. Many times it strikes me that cable […]