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ProPublica "The Secret IRS Files" Article Has Been Amplified 115 Times by US Media

June 10, 2021EdgeTheory

On Tuesday, June 8, ProPublica published an article titled, “The Secret IRS Files: Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax,” According to the article written by Jesse EisingerJeff Ernsthausen, and Paul Kiel, “ProPublica … obtained a vast cache of IRS information showing how billionaires like Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett pay little in income tax compared to their massive wealth — sometimes, even nothing.” An in-depth Kudzu analysis reveals U.S. media sources have amplified the ProPublica narrative at a rate of 2.34 amplifications per hour, totaling at least 115 amplifications as of Thursday morning.

Get the full Kudzu Narrative Intelligence Report here.

Every hour, the Kudzu US Media Module analyzes website feeds, Twitter accounts, and YouTube channels of major U.S. media outlets, editors, and reporters to provide analytical insights into key trends and narrative frameworks.

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