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Updated: Has Musk finally crossed his Rubicon? Advertisers flee extensive antisemitism and algorithmic manipulation

The fallout from an Elon Musk endorsed antisemitic tweet (“the actual truth”) on Wednesday has been swift and brutal, financially.


Unauthorized digging causes natural gas pipeline rupture; news organizations label it a “leak”

In 2010, news organizations labeled the Deepwater Horizon explosion a “spill” even though it was an explosion. This week, news organizations labeled as a “leak” the fact 37,000 customers in eastern Washington and northwestern Idaho have no heat or hot water and can’t cook meals. Yes, the pipeline was “leaking” natural gas. Why? An unnamed […]

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Microsoft fumbles again due to unbridled technological optimism at MSN

This example of “synthetic media” is courtesy of billionaire Gary Fegel, who owns Racetrack News.