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FACTCHECK - Trump Dominates 2016 Whoppers

"The Whoppers of 2016" by Eugene Kiely, Lori Robertson, and Robert Farley; FactCheck.org 12/19/2016ExcerptDonald Trump again dominates our annual review of political falsehoods.SummaryA year ago, we broke with past practice and named Donald Trump our...
by Mage Soapbox on Dec 20, 2016

A Suspect Source in the Christmas Wars

One positive impact of the recent presidential election has been enhanced awareness of “fake” news and an emerging scrutiny of sources in general. Educators have been aware of the challenges in the information realm for a while, but it se...
by streets of salem on Dec 20, 2016

MEDIA - Facebook vs Fake News

"Will new tools help Facebook users get the facts on fake news?" PBS NewsHour 12/15/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  During the last three months of the campaign, fake news headlines drew more engagement than real reporting, and social media platforms were...
by Mage Soapbox on Dec 19, 2016

10 Massive Fake News Stories Western Media Has Been Feeding You On Aleppo

Baran hines  The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has secured control of Aleppo city after more than 4 years of fighting in what is Syria’s most strategically important city, second to the capital Damascus. Western media has chosen to explain this vi...
by INFRAKSHUN on Dec 18, 2016

Mainstream’s revenge

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by INFRAKSHUN on Dec 18, 2016

HILLARY CLINTON SHOULD SUE GEN FLYNN-Michael Flynn quietly deletes fake news tweet about Hillary Clinton’s involvement in sex crimes

HILLARY CLINTON SHOULD SUE GEN FLYNN-Michael Flynn quietly deletes fake news tweet about Hillary Clinton’s involvement in sex crimes General Flynn Verified account @GenFlynn TWEETS1,779 FOLLOWING2,207 FOLLOWERS115K LIKES281 LISTS2 General Flynn...
by The Politics of Everything on Dec 15, 2016

The Incredibly Credulous

We're being told--by the purveyors of news--that we're imperiled by "Fake News."  Fake News is, it appears, something which purports to be actual news, but is not.  It seems it lurks everywhere, but tends to appear and be reproduced especia...
by I, Ciceronianus; causidicus on Dec 15, 2016

Fake Post Detection

Fake Post Detection Bot enabled curation After getting the results of US presidential election, Facebook took a lot of heat for spitting on the fake news in its news feeds, by the time Facebook had replaced the human curators with an aggregation...
by The Wanderer on Dec 14, 2016

Manufacturing Normality

C.J. Hopkins CounterpunchSometime circa mid-November, in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s defeat (i.e., the beginning of the end of democracy), the self-appointed Guardians of Reality, better known as the corporate media, launched a worldwide marke...
by INFRAKSHUN on Dec 13, 2016

POWER OF LIES - Perpetuation of Fake News

Than you NOT Donald Trump for creating the atmosphere that promoted fake news."The ‘thrill of the chase' in perpetuating fake news" PBS NewsHour 12/9/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  This election cycle saw its fair share of so-called “fake news.” &nb...
by Mage Soapbox on Dec 12, 2016

OPINION - Shields and Brooks 12/9/2016

"Shields and Brooks on Trump's understanding of presidential power" PBS NewsHour 12/9/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  Names of President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet picks continue to emerge on a daily basis.  Judy Woodruff sits down with syndicated c...
by Mage Soapbox on Dec 12, 2016

Fake News and the Coming Era of Censorship

Have you heard the term “fake news” yet? If you haven’t, then believe me, you will. It will become as ubiquitous and misused as such stalwarts like “hate speech” and “terrorism” are. It will be [...] The post Fake News and the Coming Er...
by Politics As Unusual on Dec 12, 2016

Fake News in Real Context

Just published - Fake News in Real ContextThis essay explores the historical and current context of fake news - with comparisons to government propaganda, and professional and citizen journalism - as well as what impact it may have had on the 2016 U.

Fake News Poem | Poetry Inspired

  Has America entered, a point of no return Censoring ones first amendment right, though it is constitutionally earned Only when their views don’t align, with force-fed propaganda Even when it may be tough, someone has to stand up With cen...
by Poetry Inspired on Dec 11, 2016

Aleppo: World's biggest hostage crisis comes to an end - but the fake news continues

Christoph GermannNewsbudAs Syrian government forces recapture more parts of eastern Aleppo, many civilians are risking their lives to flee the besieged opposition-controlled areas, telling the world that the so-called "rebels" stop at nothing to p...
by INFRAKSHUN on Dec 10, 2016

I Can’t Wake Up From This Trumpian Nightmare

I’ve been slapping myself in the face for the past 5 minutes desperately trying to wake up from my Trumpian nightmare. It’s not working and I need an ice pack. So today’s episode of The Twilight Zone has the CIA releasing the results of an inve...
by That's Going Too Far! on Dec 10, 2016

The Drill Down 455: The End Of Time

On this week's Drill Down podcast, Pebble’s dead, Google goes green, UK’s Snoopers Charter, Amazon Go, a DIY gif bot, some amazing game trailers, and much, much more [...] The post The Drill Down 455: The End Of Time appeared first on Geeks of Do...
by Geeks of Doom on Dec 9, 2016

HILLARY CLINTON RESPONDS TO “FAKE NEWS” AS A THREAT TO OUR DEMOCRACY

HILLARY CLINTON RESPONDS TO “FAKE NEWS” AS A THREAT TO OUR DEMOCRACY WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton decried the rise of fake news as an “epidemic” during a speech on Capitol Hill. Clinton addressed fake news during a...
by The Politics of Everything on Dec 9, 2016

Washington Post Apends "Russian Propaganda" Story, Admits It May Be Fake

Zero HedgeIn the latest example why the "mainstream media" is facing a historic crisis of confidence among its readership, facing unprecedented blowback following Craig Timberg November 24 Washington Post story "Russian propaganda effort helped spr...
by INFRAKSHUN on Dec 8, 2016

Witch Hunt: “Fake News” Software Touted by CBS

Yves SmithOne of most pernicious means underway to crush independent news sites is the release of software tools that brand them as unreliable. This means that hidden developers and the parties that fed them information are beyond any accountabili...
by INFRAKSHUN on Dec 8, 2016


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