Gotham Gazette

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  • Combat Disinformation by Funding Independent News Media

    Online news and (dis)information in the spotlight (photo: Ed Reed/Mayor's Office)

    Disinformation may be the single greatest threat to American democracy, prosperity, and even our health. Without a common set of facts, it is nearly impossible to find agreement on our common destiny.

    Disinformation permeates and poisons public discourse. Donald Trump’s Big Lie has undermined confidence in our elections; Facebook fuels climate denialism; and misinformation about vaccines has prolonged and exacerbated the COVID-19

  • Council to Examine City Support for Ethnic Media

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    Council Member Menchaca (photo: William Alatriste) 

    When City Council member Carlos Menchaca heard the recent news of layoffs at El Diario, the country’s oldest Spanish-language daily newspaper, he was troubled to say the least. Menchaca, who represents Sunset Park and Red Hook, penned an