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Barely 90 days after launch, StopFake is reaching 1.5 million unique visitors a month and bringing social media verification to a conflict being fought both on land and online. Lydia Tomkiw
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Plus: Sexism and the Times’ Jill Abramson, the AP gets hacked on Twitter, and the rest of the week’s media and tech news.
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