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Epoch Times, a global-scale misinformation machine, dominance in the Village News

2020-11-10 Source:www.villagenews.com Author:Maggie Rogan


The increase of national news in the Village News is concerning to me. Particularly the inclusion of articles from the Epoch Times. The front page of section B last week was dominated with an article about Hunter Biden. Why is this so important to be in the Village News?

The Epoch Times has a mixed reputation among other media outlets. In an analysis of The Epoch Times by The New York Times Oct. 24, 2020, it quotes “Embracing Mr. Trump and Facebook has made The Epoch Times a partisan powerhouse. But it has also created a global-scale misinformation machine that has repeatedly pushed fringe narratives into the mainstream.”

The full article can be read here: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/24/technology/epoch-times-influence-falun-gong.html. I hope you will publish this link so readers can draw their own conclusions.

I am sad to see the Village News become more partisan. There is so much partisan bickering on social media and in the world today, and I hate to see it blossoming in the Village News. I realize Publisher Julie Reeder has the best intentions in sharing information she believes is too important to ignore.

But unfortunately, I must cancel my subscription to the Village News at this time. While I love and support their local coverage, I do not wish to financially support a paper which is promoting a partisan agenda.

Maggie Rogan