Laurene Powell Jobs

Why Is Laurene Powell Jobs Funding Fake News?

Liberal billionaire's Emerson Collective claims to fund 'super high-quality journalism,' but backs astroturfed news sites

Laurene Powell Jobs and former Washington mayor Adrian FentyLaurene Powell Jobs has portrayed herself as a defender of the free press, but while several of the journalistic projects she supports have laid off employees and turned to the government for help, the billionaire has also funded a political group that has built sham local news sites to push Democratic talking points.