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The leaders of Amazon, Microsoft and other leading tech companies met with Donald Trump today.

Facebook, Twitter and Google have all been criticized for posting fake news stories, misleading clickbait and conspiracy theories. These companies are working on plans to combat fake news.

Some say Democrats should fight the election of Trump because he didn’t win the popular vote and presents unprecedented conflicts of interest. Then there’s the matter of Russia’s interference in the election.

Just in time for the holidays, KCRW’s DJs share their picks for the best albums of the year.

The Triforium, the much-maligned public art structure in downtown LA, will be restored and may play music once again.

Picture courtesy of REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton; U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks as (2nd L to R) PayPal co-founder and Facebook board member Peter Thiel, Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook and Oracle CEO Safra Catz look on during a meeting with technology leaders at Trump Tower in New York.

What Silicon Valley wants from Donald Trump 7 MIN, 28 SEC

Silicon Valley stars met with the president-elect at Trump Tower today. The topic of discussion was reportedly jobs, but critics are calling the meeting a dog and pony show organized by Trump’s biggest tech supporter Peter Thiel. Most of the tech giants aren’t exactly chummy with the president-elect or his policies.

Guests:
Kara Swisher, Recode

Identifying real news v. fake news: it's complicated 8 MIN, 11 SEC

Facebook, Twitter and Google have all been criticized for posting fake news stories, misleading clickbait and conspiracy theories. For example, the Pope endorsing Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton involved in a child sex ring in a pizza parlor. These companies are working on plans to combat fake news.

Guests:
Will Oremus, Slate.com (@WillOremus)

More:
Only You Can Stop the Spread of Fake News

Should Democrats fight the election of Trump? 8 MIN, 32 SEC

Donald Trump’s presidential win is expected to become official Monday. That’s when members of the electoral college cast their votes for the president-elect. But there’s a growing effort on the left to try to flip electors’ votes to Hillary Clinton. The push has come amid revelations that Russia may have tried to sway the election in Trump’s favor, and Trump’s nearly 3 million popular vote loss. Mostly absent from that conversation: the Democratic party.

Guests:
David Cohen, Drexel University
Megan McArdle, Bloomberg View (@asymmetricinfo)

KCRW DJs on the best music of 2016 14 MIN, 6 SEC

The KCRW DJs have picked their top 10 albums for 2016. The host of Morning Becomes Eclectic tells us about some of them.


Guests:
Jason Bentley, Host, 'Morning Becomes Eclectic;' KCRW Music Director (@jason_bentley)

More:
KCRW's Best of 2016

Once left for dead, Triforium art installation gets big grant 9 MIN, 38 SEC

The LA-2050 Grant Challenge aims to make Los Angeles a better, more creative place to live by 2050. Grant recipients were announced today and included the beloved but neglected Triforium. It’s a music-generating psychedelic sculpture near City Hall. We explored the Triforium earlier this year, on its 40th birthday.

Guests:
Madeleine Brand, Host, 'Press Play' (@TheMadBrand)

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