The entire online media business is responsible for stamping out the phenomenon of fake news, per IAB's president. He likened a "linear connection" between fake news and trolls of digital marketing and media.
Over the weekend, President Trump appointed him to the "principals committee" of National Security Council. Steve Bannon is credited with reinvigorating Trump's flailing presidential campaign.
Conde Nast is ditching the title of publisher in favor of two new roles: Chief Business Ofifcer, akin to group publishers with responsibility for multiple magazine brands, called "brand collections," and Chief Industry Officer, focused on specific client advertising categories.
Facebook and Google both unveiled changes intended to curtail fake news, as well as expose users to a broader range of information sources in Facebook's case.
Like Garfield and his bottomless pan of lasagna, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has an apparently boundless appetite for revenge. Sidelined by Trump, he returned to the pressing business of punishing his state's newspapers for daring to criticize him.
For all the attention they have garnered over the last few years, distribution partnerships with big tech platforms like Facebook and Google still contribute a relatively small proportion of total revenues for a number of big publishers.
Claims made by Trump and his proxies aren't intended to persuade or deceive journalists or the people who get their news from them. Instead, they are simply meant to create an atmosphere of ambiguity - in which objective facts appear unknowable and all information is a matter of personal perspective.
The gaping partisan divide that separates people's political views, also affects their perception of the credibility of the mainstream news media.
But how does fake news actually get made? 'BuzzFeed' has uncovered an interesting example illustrating one way. The process is fairly simple: Publish totally unsubstantiated rumors that you heard from some guy.
Los Angeles, already the world capital for legal medical marijuana dispensaries, will doubtless enjoy an even bigger boom with recreational sales, making it a logical destination for cannabis publications of all stripes.