Fake News In LIVE Real-time TV; What Next?

Fake News In LIVE Real-time TV; What Next? By Catherine J. Frompovich They say, “Seeing is believing” and “A picture is worth a thousand words.”  Well, get ready for what seems like an incredibly unbelievable display of fake news reporting. If you watched President Trump’s talk to the Nation regarding the border wall the evening of January 9, 2019, you may, or may not have seen, what amounts to a deliberate fake news report, insofar as a TV station editing and inserting into their live feed, something President Trump did…

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NewsGuard Launches War on Alternative Media

NewsGuard Launches War on Alternative Media By Whitney Webb (MPN) — Soon after the social media “purge” of independent media sites and pages this past October, a top neoconservative insider — Jamie Fly — was caught stating that the mass deletion of anti-establishment and anti-war pages on Facebook and Twitter was “just the beginning” of a concerted effort by the U.S. government and powerful corporations to silence online dissent within the United States and beyond. While a few, relatively uneventful months in the online news sphere have come and gone since Fly made…

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WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Examined By Doctors As MSM And Democrats Push Fake News Story On Meeting With Paul Manafort

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Examined By Doctors As MSM And Democrats Push Fake News Story On Meeting With Paul Manafort By Aaron Kesel WikiLeaks founder and former editor Julian Assange underwent a series of medical exams, Ecuador’s top attorney Inigo Salvador said. Salvador told reporters Ecuador did not have access to the results of the tests as doctors are forbidden from sharing patient information in the UK. A lawyer for Assange stated he did not know the results of the medical tests, while further calling on Ecuador to produce documentation proving…

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The Perils of Banning “Fake News”

The Perils of Banning “Fake News” By Filip Steffensen When the printing press was invented in the mid-1400s, Europe faced radical and unprecedented changes. Ultimately revolutionizing the circulation of information, the printing press dislodged the monopoly of information and ideas. As Gutenberg reformed the printing system around 1440, the technology quickly expanded. According to some accounts, there were approximately 110 printers in Europe around 1480. As technology diffused throughout Europe, more than 270 cities had active printers by the end of the 15th century. By reducing the cost of production,…

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Is the Purge of Independent Media a Coordinated Attack by the Military Industrial Complex?

Is the Purge of Independent Media a Coordinated Attack by the Military Industrial Complex? By Derrick Broze Victims of Facebook’s most recent purge should not forget the connections between the social media giant and the Western Military-Industrial Complex. On Thursday, Facebook announced they were unpublishing, or purging, over 500 pages and 200 accounts who are accused of spreading political spam. Several of these pages and writers were also removed from Twitter on the same day. “Today, we’re removing 559 Pages and 251 accounts that have consistently broken our rules against…

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Facebook Will Begin Fact Checking Videos And Pictures

Facebook Will Begin Fact Checking Videos And Pictures By Aaron Kesel Facebook will begin fact-checking photographs and videos posted on its platform that are misleading or controversial, WSJ reported. The company stated Thursday it will begin using technology and human reviewers to stop the spread of “misinformation in these new visual formats.” Previously, the company’s efforts have been focused on rooting out false articles and links. “The same false claim can appear as an article headline, as text over a photo or as audio in the background of a video,”…

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Facebook Building “War Room” to Monitor Midterm Elections in Real-Time

Facebook Building “War Room” to Monitor Midterm Elections in Real-Time By Joseph Jankowski Facebook is gearing up for the upcoming midterm elections by building a physical “war room” in order to fight off “bad actors” who wish to influence voters. Facebook’s head of civic engagement, Samidh Chakrabarti, told NBC in an interview published Tuesday that the company was in a better place than it was in 2016 in regards to fighting “misinformation” and “fake news.” “I think we are in a much better place than we were in 2016. But it is an arms race. And…

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Social Score: Facebook Now Rating Trustworthiness of Users

Social Score: Facebook Now Rating Trustworthiness of Users By Joseph Jankowski Facebook is now rating the trustworthiness of its users as a part of the effort to tackle “fake news.” The new trustworthiness score, which was first reported in the Washington Post, will work on a scale of zero to 1 and is one of thousands of new behavioral tools Facebook uses to monitor its users with. From the WaPo: Facebook developed its reputation assessments as part of its effort against fake news, Tessa Lyons, the product manager who is…

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The Real “Fake News” from Government Media

The Real “Fake News” from Government Media By Scott Lazarowitz Facebook has announced its campaign against “fake news.” But, according to some workers’ own admission, conservatives are being censored. And Google also wants to censor “fake news.” But Google also was shown to treat conservative websites, but not liberal ones, as “fake news.” The same thing seems to be going on with Twitter. And again, conservatives are complaining. But who is to decide what is “fake news”? Who will be Facebook and Google’s sources for real news? In 2013 the…

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Russia Wants To Pass Fake News Law That Would Fine Social Networks $793,000

Russia Wants To Pass Fake News Law That Would Fine Social Networks $793,000 By Aaron Kesel The infamous moniker “fake news” has been pushed since the 2016 election started by the current sitting U.S. President Donald Trump. Lawmakers all over the world are now seeking to trample on human rights in a bid to stop “fake news.” Russia is the latest to propose draconian legislation to stop the spreading of “fake news.” Russia has proposed the insane notion of fining social media companies. Under the new legislation, websites would be…

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