Attacking The Source: The Establishment Loyalist’s Favorite Online Tactic

Attacking The Source: The Establishment Loyalist’s Favorite Online Tactic By Caitlin Johnstone If you’re skeptical of Western power structures and you’ve ever engaged in online political debate for any length of time, the following has definitely happened to you. You find yourself going back and forth with one of those high-confidence, low-information establishment types promulgating a dubious mainstream narrative, whether that be about politics, war, Julian Assange, or whatever. At some point they make an assertion which you know to be false–publicly available information invalidates the claim they’re making. “I’ve…

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The Future of Fake News in the Digital Matrix

The Future of Fake News in the Digital Matrix By Truthstream Media Fake News is kind of like the new “conspiracy theorist” label that gets thrown toward independent voices who question anything coming from establishment sources and mainstream media. However, as Melissa Dykes shows in this video, those establishment sources have been outright lying and propagandizing for decades. The most recent debacle from ABC News showing a Kentucky gun range as a bombing in Syria is a wonderfully obvious example.  Melissa provides some other obvious recent examples, including the rise…

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Trump Campaign To Sue CNN For “Substantial Payment” After Project Veritas Undercover Exposé

Trump Campaign To Sue CNN For “Substantial Payment” After Project Veritas Undercover Exposé By Tyler Durden The Trump administration plans to sue CNN over bias and “wrongful practices” following revalations contained in a recent Project Veritas undercover exposé. In a four-page letter to CNN, its CEO Jeff Zucker and Executive VP David Vigilante, Trump attorney Charles J. Harder provided several examples of bias against Trump, who seeks “a substantial payment of damages.” Listing several examples from the just-released Project Veritas videotapes of CNN insiders describing Zucker’s demand for “impeachment above all else,” Harder wrote that they “are merely…

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The Rise and Fall of CNN, the Most Busted Name in News

The Rise and Fall of CNN, the Most Busted Name in News By Jon Rappoport As new revelations about CNN emerge from Project Veritas (see also ExposeCNN.com for updates), here is a backgrounder I wrote and published several years ago. It brings back fond memories, and offers the beleaguered children at CNN solutions to their never-ending problems… “CNN is still licking their wounds after a rather disastrous couple of weeks, where a shoddy Russia-Trump story led to three staffers resigning, a Project Veritas investigation exposed that the network’s producers peddled…

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Whitney Webb on The Orwellian Digital News “Trust”

Whitney Webb on The Orwellian Digital News “Trust” By The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow There is a whole new gaggle of supposed non-profit, non-political organizations claiming to offer new standards of transparency and “trust” into online news. As Whitney Webb details, there are a lot of questions about how independent these groups are, as well as the new weaponization of algorithms that are designed to silence certain voices and elevate others. Find Out More: https://www.mintpressnews.com/the-tru… Subscribe to The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow for more: https://www.patreon.com/thezerohour Also Read from…

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FEC, Social Media Giants Powwow on Circumventing First Amendment

FEC, Social Media Giants Powwow on Circumventing First Amendment By Kurt Nimmo It’s hardly surprising The New York Times and The Washington Post didn’t bother to report on the rally at the British Home Office in support of Julian Assange. A quick search of the news reveals AOL and Reuters reported on the rally which featured Roger Waters of Pink Floyd. If not for Waters’ celebrity, it’s possible no corporate media outlet would have covered the event. Julian Assange is no longer news. His torture at Belmarsh prison is not…

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Pentagon Wants To Police Social Media Fake News And Deep Fakes

Pentagon Wants To Police Social Media Fake News And Deep Fakes By Aaron Kesel The U.S. wants to use the military’s Pentagon arm to police fake news online; what can possibly go wrong? According to reports, the Pentagon’s DARPA research agency has announced it will deploy online cyber forces to watch for “large-scale, automated disinformation attacks,” using specialized software to detect deep fakes of photos, videos and audio clips, Bloomberg reported. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants custom software that can unearth fakes hidden among more than 500,000 stories,…

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Activist Post Applies For NewsGuard’s Coveted “Conspiracy” Blacklist

Activist Post Applies For NewsGuard’s Coveted “Conspiracy” Blacklist Activist Post Response To NewsGuard’s Request About Editorial Practices By Activist Post Editors Activist Post is being considered for NewsGuard’s exclusive “conspiracy” news blacklist. They recently contacted us about our editorial practices to see if we qualify for this great honor. For those who don’t know, NewsGuard is creating warning labels to protect you from misinformation on the interwebs. They’re very credible with a former Director of CIA and Secretary of the DHS on their board. Activist Post came from humble beginnings…

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Phony Economic Growth Stats Conceal Deep Problems on Main Street

Phony Economic Growth Stats Conceal Deep Problems on Main Street By Antony P. Mueller We live not only in a time of fake news but also in the era of fake economic growth. The performance of the economies of the industrialized countries since 2010 is a prominent case of deceptive economic growth. This economic recovery is not the result of a strengthening of the productive forces of the economy, but is due to a massive expansion of liquidity. Central banks created a monetary avalanche that has gone mainly into the…

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32 Tips For Navigating A Society That Is Full Of Propaganda And Manipulation

32 Tips For Navigating A Society That Is Full Of Propaganda And Manipulation By Caitlin Johnstone For as long as there has been human language, humans have been using it to manipulate one another. The fact that it is possible to skillfully weave a collection of symbolic mouth noises together in such a way as to extract favors, concessions, votes and consent from other humans has made manipulation so common that it now pervades our society from top to bottom, from personal relationships between two people to international relationships between…

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