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Prince William Slams Fake News BBC for Diana Interview that ‘Contributed Significantly’ to Her Fears, Isolation

Prince William has criticised the BBC for its handling of the 1995 Panorama interview with Diana, Princess of Wales, after a report found that journalist Martin Bashir had used deception to obtain the interview. The Prince said the details of the deception had contributed to the worsening of his parents’ relationship and “contributed significantly” to his mother’s “fear, paranoia, and isolation” in the last years of her life.

Lady Diana Spencer (1961 - 1997), future Princess of Wales sheltering under an umbrella. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Charlie Crist Repeats Fake News on Gov. Ron DeSantis in Ad Announcing His Gubernatorial Bid

Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL) formally announced his gubernatorial challenge against Gov. Ron DeSantis, whom many describe as a rising star in the Republican Party, repeating several falsehoods in his announcement video, accusing the Republican governor of “stripping away” voting rights and failing to properly prioritize seniors during the initial introduction of vaccines in the Sunshine State.

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JUNE 19: Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL) greets attendees during Black Lives Matters Business Expo on June 19, 2020 in St. Petersburg, Florida. The St. Petersburg Black Lives Matters group organized the Juneteenth celebration event which featured black-owned businesses from around the Tampa Bay area. (Photo by …

Twitter’s ‘Birdwatch’ Feature Mimics Wikipedia, Including Its Failures

Twitter launched its Birdwatch feature earlier this year with media noting the similarities between the crowd-sourced fact-checking process and the open editing model of Wikipedia, a comparison Twitter touted in early demos. However, much like Wikipedia, the Birdwatch platform often serves as a way for users to push their political agenda. Both right and left have taken advantage, though Twitter promises tighter restrictions, which the platform’s history of bias suggests will tilt it towards the left.

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Square, Chairman of Twitter and a founder of both ,holds an event in London on November 20, 2014, where he announced the launch of Square Register mobile application. The app, which is available on Apple and Android devises, will allow merchants to track sales, inventories and …

Wikipedia Seeks to Tighten Its Relationship with Big Tech

Big Tech has heavily relied on content from Wikipedia in recent years, particularly in the wake of concerns about “fake news” online. Last week, the Wikimedia Foundation, which owns Wikipedia, announced that it is launching Wikimedia Enterprise, a commercial service catering to major corporate clients. It aims to provide the service exclusively to corporations already using site content under its free license, specifically providing easier and more reliable access than under the current free system.

Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia