Sunday Link-Off: Faux News

isla-fisher-nocturnalanimals16-02So the election is over and life is somewhat moving on as people attempt to mount some sort of resistance to the President-elect. It sounds very Star Wars. Perhaps like Vietnam inspired George Lucas, who, apart from Oliver Stone, will be inspired by this election and presidency.

Anyway, it’s Sunday which means that we’re here to do the links. Let’s kick off with Isla Fisher.

There has been a lot of talk about fake news since the election but for a good reason. More people read fake news on Facebook than real news stories. (Vox)

Donald Trump said that he doesn’t settle lawsuits. He just settled the Trump University fraud lawsuit for $25 million. (The Daily Beast)

It might be time to start panicking but fracking is causing earthquakes in Canada. (New York Times)

President-elect Trump wants the rich to know that he’s not 100% about change. He still wants to help the rich by cutting their taxes. (Death and Taxes)

That might be well and good for the rich but a similar tax plan in Kansas had the opposite of the intended effect. (Governing)

Over $100 billion later and researchers are ready to declare the war on drugs to be a failure. (IFL Science)

What does going against iso-nationalism get countries? China, Japan, Russia and South Korea are creating an international power grid to share power created by renewable energy. It’s both environmentally and economically prudent so why can’t we do that on this side of the pond? (Clean Technica)

NASA is finally publishing its paper on the viability of the Electromagnetic Drive and it could be very important for the future of space travel. (Science Alert)


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