National Enquirer

Fake news fight pivots to retail

In this image, a copy of the National Enquirer is held up close to the camera by an unseen person.
National Enquirer. Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images

The National Enquirer is sparking a media crossover, with activists pushing to persuade stores to stop carrying tabloids in light of recent scandals around the publication.

Why it matters: So much of the attention on fake and malignant news has been on the platforms — Google, Facebook and Twitter. But a major chunk of the questionable media consumed in America is still seen in print, often in the checkout aisle.

Report: Brother of Jeff Bezos girlfriend leaked to National Enquirer

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.
Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Private investigators assisting Jeff Bezos have concluded that the brother of his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, had leaked the couple’s intimate text messages to the National Enquirer, the AP reports Monday, citing a source familiar with the matter.

The details: The brother, Michael Sanchez, is reportedly a supporter of President Trump, who has mocked "Jeff Bozo" following the Enquirer's publication of many details on the end of Bezos' marriage.

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