Brad Pitt Reflects On Career During Touching Oscar Acceptance Speech

Brad Pitt has been one of the biggest stars in the world for decades now, delivering many iconic performances in amazing movies, but one honor that has long eluded him has been an Academy Award for acting. While he won an Oscar as a producer a few years back for his role in making 12 Years A Slave, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences repeatedly overlooked his work on screen for years. But that streak ended tonight. Regina King took the stage this evening to hand out the award for Best Supporting Actor, and…

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Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say

The flood of “fake news” this election season got support from a sophisticated Russian propaganda campaign that created and spread misleading articles online with the goal of punishing Democrat Hillary Clinton, helping Republican Donald Trump and undermining faith in American democracy, say independent researchers who tracked the operation. Russia’s increasingly sophisticated propaganda machinery — including thousands of botnets, teams of paid human “trolls,” and networks of websites and social-media accounts — echoed and amplified right-wing sites across the Internet as they portrayed Clinton as a criminal hiding potentially fatal health…

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