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PBC News & Comment: Shocking!! Twitter is Full of Fake News!

MIT study shows that false information travels faster, further on Twitter; don’t blame bots….it’s humans who share sketchy content….–federal court begins trial of suit brought by Tweeters who claim Trump doesn’t have the right to block them

NY Times reports that right wingers are amping up attacks on Google and Facebook for censorship, but don’t mention crackdown on indy/lefty media

–Our Dear Tweeter has launched his trade war, and promises to be flexible—call that arbitrary—in its implementation

–US Steel says Trump’s tariffs prompted callback of 500 laid off workers near St. Louis, but it appears the move was going to happen before Trump’s announcement

–Trump re-killed the TPP, and the other parties have signed a new trade deal

–strengthening Mueller’s likely findings of obstruction of justice, Trump has talked with witnesses interview by investigators

–Trump and Huckabee Sanders keep claiming Stormy Daniels is a liar, as Trump’s lawyer gets funky restraining order to silence porn actress

–at Shadowproof, Will Parrish uses FOIA to show that FBI was monitoring peaceful, anti-racist protesters before Charlottesville, not the violent white supremacists

–Senate may vote on modified Crapo bill to undermine Dodd-Frank Friday, but will senators know what’s in the damn bill? David Dayen is doing great reporting

–facing restive voters and a challenge from her left, Sen. Dianne Feinstein sharpens attacks on Trump to compensate for previous comments

–House Dems say they will spend $43 million to elect a new crop of spies and soldiers, but only have $11 million in the bank

–climate change lawsuit brought by 21 Oregon youth under age 21 is cleared for trial after appeals court rejects government appeal

–students can take credit for pressuring Florida legislature to pass a gun law, but Gov. Scott opposes the part about arming teachers

–the narrative of the Pulse nightclub massacre is shifting, as Glenn Greenwald claims there’s no evidence Omar Mateen was gay, or had been to Pulse before

–after blasting California with stunt lawsuit over sanctuary laws, Jeff Sessions gets plenty of return fire