Round-Up Friday: Week of November 14-18 2016

Fake News Stories in the Spotlight

During the aftermath of the election, much ado has been brought about with the release of the possibility of fake news stories and websites, which could have had an impact on the reporting during the election cycle. According to the article written by the New York Times, it states that “Facebook said on Thursday that the social network was a place for people to stay informed and that what people saw in their news feed was overwhelmingly authentic.” More is possibly being done to make sure that stories stay authentic.

President-Elect Donald Trump names Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

In a host of many decisions surrounding who will serve in the Trump Administration, more concrete decisions have been coming out as of late. It was announced Friday that Trump has extended an offer of Attorney General to Alabama senator Jeff Sessions. According to the article, it reads that “The Trump transition team pronounced itself “unbelievably impressed” with Sessions in a statement, citing his work as a U.S. attorney and state attorney general in Alabama.

Japan’s Prime Minister has “great confidence” in Donald Trump

As the world continues to prepare for a United States of America led by Donald Trump, many world leaders are coming out and meeting with the new President-Elect. One of the most recent ones is Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, who has apparently noted that he has “great confidence” in Trump to do well. Abe has stated, “I do believe that without confidence between the two nations the alliance would never function in the future and as the outcome of today’s discussion I am convinced Mr. Trump is a leader in whom I can have great confidence.”

Donald Trump Nearing Settlement in the Trump University Case

In one of the last outstanding cases that Donald Trump is due to testify in, it seems to be coming to a close. According to the Daily News, Donald Trump is nearing settlements to settle the fraud cases being brought against him for his infamous “Trump University.” The article states, “the president-elect will agree to pay between $20 million and $25 million to settle the matter, a source with knowledge of the situation said.”