Numerous reports have highlighted how fake news creators began targeting conservative readers after finding them receptive to stories that reinforced their existing worldview. As one fake news creator told NPR, "We've tried to do [fake news with] liberals. It just has never worked, it never takes off. You'll get debunked within the first two comments and then the whole thing just kind of fizzles out."
A Buzzfeed analysis found that three main conservative Facebook pages were roughly twice as likely as three leading liberal Facebook pages to publish fake or misleading information. read more
A woman shopping at a Michaels arts and crafts store in Chicago went on a tirade against two black employees after she was offered a $1 reusable bag at checkout, yelling at workers and employees for over 10 minutes. The woman proclaimed herself a Donald Trump voter and said she was being racially discriminated against by a black store manager and another employee. "Yes, I voted for Trump, so there. You want to kick me out because of that? And look who won," she declared at one point, even though no one but her was talking about the election. She confronted a woman filming her meltdown and said, "Why don't you go home to your husband who's cheating on you." read more
Sen. Ted Cruz warned President-elect Donald Trump and other Republican leaders they may face a popular revolt if they don't carry through on some of their biggest campaign promises, including repealing ObamaCare. "If we're given the White House and both houses of Congress and we don't deliver, I think there will be pitchforks and torches in the streets," Cruz said Sunday on ABC's "This Week." "And I think quite rightly. I think people are so fed up with Washington, this election was a mandate with change and the most catastrophic thing Republicans could do is go back to business as usual." read more
BALL BREAKER The Zika virus could SHRINK a man's balls, lower his testosterone levels and leave him infertile'
The mosquito-borne virus has already been shown to cause severe birth defects and neurological problems read more
A Connecticut judge has dismissed a lawsuit that was filed against the manufacturer and seller of the weapon used in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.
The dismissal comes months after a judge allowed the case to proceed against Remington Arms, maker of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, as well as the distributor and seller. The families sought damages and relief in their lawsuit, arguing that the weapon that Adam Lanza used to kill 26 people, including 20 children, at Sandy Hook should never have been sold in the civilian marketplace. read more