Talking Points: Fake News,Uber, Fake News

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Stock buybacks amounted to $151.1 billion in February- a new record. CNBC, March 6, 2018

Nearly 100,000 members of Generation Z- those born after 1994, own a home. MarketWatch, March 8, 2018

A man got drunk in West Virginia and mistakenly ordered an Uber ride back to his home in New Jersey instead of where he was staying in Morgantown, near the University of West Virginia. He said the experience cost him $1,635. Kenny Bachman, the passenger, gave the driver 5 stars. The Washington Post, March 1, 2018

A recent study found that 75% of American adults who were familiar with a fake news headline viewed the story as accurate. The study went on to say, false news stories are 70% more likely to be retweeted than true stories, and it takes true stories about six times as long to reach 1,500 people as it takes for false stories to reach the same number of people. CNN, March 8, 2018

“A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.” Mark Twain- maybe (ironically, the true origin is unclear)

A Carnegie Mellon study found the U.S. waged 81 election-influence operations between 1946 and 2000, compared with 36 by the Soviet Union or Russia- and that’s not counting what the CIA has covertly done in recent years. The New York Times, February 17, 2018

“The new Florida weapons bill would allow librarians to arm themselves. Now, in a related story, talking in Florida libraries is down 99%!” Conan O’Brien

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