While much of the blame for so-called “fake news” has been placed on
smaller, more independent publications, it may turn out that the lion’s
share of responsibility actually belongs to the more established media
In 2013, the Washington Post was purchased by Jeff Bezos, the founder
and CEO of Amazon. That same year, Amazon also obtained a CIA contract
worth $600 million. At the time, the Nation pointed out the conflict of interest that these dealings posed.