NEWS FLASH: FACEBOOK HOSTS FAKE NEWS. THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IS HACKED.

The “real” media has been broadcasting the woes of so-called “fake” news. What is fake news? Can any news story really be accurate yet unbiased? Is it possible for a reporter to write or read stories like Walter Cronkite once did, without giving them a spin or bias?

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Fake news is not new. It has been around for hundreds of years since the dark days of the Gutenberg printing press. Yellow journalism in the mid-1800s used fake interviews, false experts and bogus stories to spark sympathy and rage as the media moguls desired.

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Paul Rubell

Paul is an Equity Partner with business law firm Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein, and Breitstone, LLP. Paul practices in the firm’s Corporate Law Group, and heads its Social Media and Cloud Computing Groups. He is a trusted advisor to business owners and helps entrepreneurs solve the legal, business, tax, and cash flow issues that confront their companies each day. Paul advises technology companies about software licensing, cloud computing, social media, privacy, technology transfer, intellectual property, and cutting-edge legal and technological innovation. For operating companies, he provides day-to-day legal and business advice, contract review, and strategic planning. Paul also renders sophisticated counsel for extraordinary and liquidity transactions.
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