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Fake news.

It’s the spooky monster on the lips of everyone working in the “real news” business that is to blame for all of the things we got wrong this election. But not really. There were a ton of other factors as well. Chief among them a bunch of people in comfy little bubbles waving at and razzing folks in other little bubbles. But I digress. For the sake of this post, let’s just focus on this particular monster — fake news.

One commonality I’ve seen in a lot of print and TV coverage of the “fake news epidemic” is that the term “fake news” is used as a catch-all or umbrella term for a wide variety of different types of stories that have some level of fakeness. But in order to really tackle this issue, we need to know what we’re talking about and be clear about it. …


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(Blizzard Entertainment)

Unless you’ve been under a rock or just not keeping track of the gaming world, you probably know by now that Overwatch, by Blizzard Entertainment, is a massive hit. Released to the public on May 24, the game has already hit 10 million players and its robust competitive and fan community grows everyday. And I am among them and have been on board the hype train since I downloaded the first beta. It’s super fun, super fast and looks great. But for those that are still on the fence, let’s look a little closer.

What Is Overwatch?

Overwatch is a competitive, first-person shooter produced and published by Blizzard Entertainment, makers of among other things, the World of Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo franchises. Though some have tried to make comparisons, Overwatch is NOT similar to MOBA games like League of Legends, Dota 2 or the recently released Battleborn. While you do pick from a variety of “heroes” that each have unique abilities and roles, any similarities end there. …


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1. You’re, not your

2. Interesting, but this isn’t a Bernie Sanders story.

3. Snopes.com link

4. Lose, not loose

5. Did you read the article?

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Steve Mullis

WEB JUNKIE. JOURNALIST. CRITIC. MAVEN. BLABBERMOUTH. Digital news editor in D.C. @NPR.

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