Opera Software, one of the harmless, plucky underdogs of late-1990s tech, shipped early versions of its browsers with a set of default bookmarks that included a bunch of alt-med and David Icke. It's always been with us.

It's a straight line from there to Apple putting a feed from De Dagelijkse Standaard, a fashy fake-news factory, into News on iOS in Dutch while ignoring real newspapers. It's not MANDATED by the higher-ups that the default media option be fash bullshit, but it's not checked against either.

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