A skirmish involving President Donald Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Washington Post and MSNBC has escalated into unusual personal bitterness this week, with election security legislation and Trump’s attacks on U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings as the triggers.
With manipulated videos looming as the next big disinformation disruptor, The Washington Post is expanding its role in “accountability journalism,” launching a new platform for fact-checking manipulated video content. “The Fact Checker’s Guide to Manipulated Video” launches today with tools for and identifying and labeling various forms of online video manipulation.
Nicholas Sandmann, a high school student from Covington, Ky., sued the Washington Post for defamation on Tuesday, claiming the newspaper falsely accused him of racist acts and instigating a confrontation with a Native American activist in a January videotaped incident at the Lincoln Memorial.
The ad, narrated by Tom Hanks, features journalists who have been killed or disappeared. They include Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who wrote critically about the Saudi crown prince.
Leading newspapers and TV networks say they will not be caught by surprise if tonight’s midterm election results take unexpected turns. “I have no idea what’s going to happen,” says CNN Washington bureau chief Sam Feist.
It will add 11 technology roles based in San Francisco, Seattle and Washington.
After almost four years in the job, Washington Post Chief Revenue Officer Jed Hartman is no longer with the company, company executives informed staffers on Thursday. Kate Davey, vice president of revenue strategy, will serve as interim CRO.