Posts tagged: Eric Schmidt

The Real Problem With Fake News: We Can’t Agree on a Definition

Written by William M. Briggs

On the last day of bad old last year, Lake Superior State University released its 43rd annual List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness.

The ripest for excision was “fake news.” “Let that sink in.”

I mean, “let that sink in” was another “impactful” phrase needing banning. As was (can we get an Amen?) “impactful.” (Most banned words are those that fill the air in corporate meetings.)

“Fake news” has to go not because there is no such thing, but because (a) people have the habit of calling real but unwanted or undesirable news “fake,” and (b) because defining it isn’t so easy.… Continue Reading “The Real Problem With Fake News: We Can’t Agree on a Definition”

‘Dangerous’: Milo Yiannopoulos Delights to Provoke

Written by Denyse O’Leary

Yiannopoulos (hereafter Milo), gay conservative provocateur, may need no introduction. Indeed, many people might refuse to read his new book Dangerous even though as of July 28, 2017, it was ranked #1 in Amazon’s “commentary and opinion” books. That would be a pity. The people who would feel most repelled are actually most at risk in the new social media-governed world for which Yiannopoulos, formerly Breitbart’ technology editor, offers insight.

It’s best to begin by clearing away some misunderstandings about Milo.… Continue Reading “‘Dangerous’: Milo Yiannopoulos Delights to Provoke”

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