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    Quote Originally Posted by severncity View Post
    Globalist/UK propaganda organisation runs story on "fake" news:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-38156985
    That is a very well written article. In fact it is too well written, as you can see straight away what it's purpose is. What ever happened to subtlety?

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    Word count for this page http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-38205885

    Fake = 6
    Conspiracy = 5
    Theory/theorist = 8
    Total = 19

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    Re: The fake epidemic of fake news

    Quote Originally Posted by severncity View Post
    Globalist/UK propaganda organisation runs story on "fake" news:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-38156985
    Quote Originally Posted by Wales-Bales View Post
    That is a very well written article. In fact it is too well written, as you can see straight away what it's purpose is. What ever happened to subtlety?
    What is it's purpose, except to expose the power of false news and the cynicism of alt-right and turkish government sites - and the barking nature of some conspiracy theory true believers? Like the armed investigator who turned up at the pizzagate restaurant and shot a hole in the ceiling to see if the story was true:

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...e-news-reports

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon1959 View Post
    What is it's purpose, except to expose the power of false news and the cynicism of alt-right and turkish government sites - and the barking nature of some conspiracy theory true believers?
    After reading that article I have no doubt that it is fake news made up by a bunch of loony conspiracy theorists. As they mentioned those exact words 20 times in the article, I don't even think an investigation by the authorities is necessary, as it is clearly an open and shut case. The BBC really know what they are talking about having had 50 years of experience dealing with Jimmy Savile
    Last edited by Wales-Bales; 05-12-16 at 12:56.

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    Re: The fake epidemic of fake news

    Quote Originally Posted by jon1959 View Post
    What is it's purpose, except to expose the power of false news and the cynicism of alt-right and turkish government sites - and the barking nature of some conspiracy theory true believers? Like the armed investigator who turned up at the pizzagate restaurant and shot a hole in the ceiling to see if the story was true:

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...e-news-reports
    That is the purpose imo, I'm sticking with my first instinct about this, if you think about the solution to this problem you will have your answer, fake news is now a problem, we can't have random nutters taking the law in to their own hands now can we? it's a threat to democracy too and all that blah blah blah, alternative media and fake news sites must be shut down and anyone sharing fake news stories (even if they are 100% true) are dangerous, I'm starting to think that the fixated threat assessment centre that I was talking about in the other thread might come in to play a lot earlier than I thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Steve R View Post
    That is the purpose imo, I'm sticking with my first instinct about this, if you think about the solution to this problem you will have your answer, fake news is now a problem, we can't have random nutters taking the law in to their own hands now can we? it's a threat to democracy too and all that blah blah blah, alternative media and fake news sites must be shut down and anyone sharing fake news stories (even if they are 100% true) are dangerous, I'm starting to think that the fixated threat assessment centre that I was talking about in the other thread might come in to play a lot earlier than I thought

    Always follow the HD
    Head Dunce?

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    Re: The fake epidemic of fake news

    Quote Originally Posted by Wales-Bales View Post
    Head Dunce?

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    Leave my hairy dongle out of this

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    The MSM has lost the ear of the electorate in the US, and this war on fake media is clearly an attempt to get the general population back under control.

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    Re: The fake epidemic of fake news

    Quote Originally Posted by Wales-Bales View Post
    Leave my hairy dongle out of this


    Quote Originally Posted by Wales-Bales View Post
    The MSM has lost the ear of the electorate in the US, and this war on fake media is clearly an attempt to get the general population back under control.
    This is starting to look less funny..


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    ‘Pizzagate’ Gunman Liked Alex Jones
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/article...fake-news.html

    Shocker

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    ‘Pizzagate’ Gunman Liked Alex Jones
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/article...fake-news.html

    Shocker
    He must be the only person on the planet who likes him, everybody else hates him :xmashehe:

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    Re: The fake epidemic of fake news

    Quote Originally Posted by Wales-Bales View Post
    He must be the only person on the planet who likes him, everybody else hates him :xmashehe:
    I know People know his name though so he's an obvious choice.

    (make some space btw)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Steve R View Post
    I know People know his name though so he's an obvious choice.

    (make some space btw)
    I'd have gone with someone obscure for a bit of street credibility, choosing Alex Jones gives the game away somewhat :xmashehe:
    Last edited by Wales-Bales; 06-12-16 at 22:02.

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    Re: The fake epidemic of fake news

    Quote Originally Posted by Wales-Bales View Post
    I'd have gone with someone obscure for a bit of street credibility, choosing Alex Jones gives the game away somewhat :xmashehe:


    Have you got the John Pilger war on China thing on itv? shocking.

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    Have you got the John Pilger war on China thing on itv? shocking.
    Has Gluey "triangulated" this to confirm it's veracity?

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    Have you got the John Pilger war on China thing on itv? shocking.
    I'm taking full credit for this one, Rjk and lardy have accused me of making up stories about China-US relations, so I'm claiming this one as my own

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    Quote Originally Posted by TruBlue View Post
    Has Gluey "triangulated" this to confirm it's veracity?
    No need mate, I read a report from the president of the CFR three years ago, and when he became a national security adviser to Trump earlier this year, it was obvious where they would be heading if Trump won the presidential election.

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    Re: The fake epidemic of fake news

    Quote Originally Posted by TruBlue View Post
    Has Gluey "triangulated" this to confirm it's veracity?
    What?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Steve R View Post
    This has to be one of the funniest things I've ever seen, the BBC advising people on how to avoid 'fake news'
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/38053324

    Some of the biggest peddlers of ‘fake news’ and ‘post-truth politics’ out there are saying the same things, here are just a few..

    CNN recommended a "triple check before you share" rule, maybe they should take their own advice?
    http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/30/medi...inkId=30509412

    How To Recognize A Fake News Story
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/...b058ce7aaba169

    Angela Merkel warns against internet trolls and 'fake news' that threaten democracy
    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/angela-merk...ocracy-1593148

    Fake News May Not Be Protected Speech
    https://www.bloomberg.com/view/artic...otected-speech

    Don't be fooled by this sudden concern for truth, this is a fake epidemic of fake news, this is an attack on alternative media, google and facebook are already banning 'fake news' web sites from their advertising networks and there are calls for more to be done, you don't have to be a Philadelphia lawyer to work out where this is going..
    It isn't an attack on "alternative" media. It's basic education. Before quoting a source and a story, read it first, and get a few other sources. Simple.

    How often do people post links to stories that haven't been read first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Steve R View Post
    I picked those randomly out of the 'fake news' search results, my point is they are all saying the same things, I just selected a few that's all, I've never heard of Al Monitor and I don't use foreignpolicy either.

    You must have seen some of my previous posts about the bbc?
    What do you use then?

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    Re: The fake epidemic of fake news

    Quote Originally Posted by Kris View Post
    It isn't an attack on "alternative" media. It's basic education. Before quoting a source and a story, read it first, and get a few other sources. Simple.

    How often do people post links to stories that haven't been read first?
    I know all that but that's not really what I'm talking about here.

    I use all sorts.

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    I've noticed a pattern regarding these reports about fake news. There is a disproportionate overuse of the words fake, conspiracy and theory, and many of these articles do not even disclose who the writers are. Also they never attribute quotes to an identifiable person. I'm not sure what the reason for this is, but I'm guessing it is something to do with legal ramifications? Does anybody have any other ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wales-Bales View Post
    I've noticed a pattern regarding these reports about fake news. There is a disproportionate overuse of the words fake, conspiracy and theory, and many of these articles do not even disclose who the writers are. Also they never attribute quotes to an identifiable person. I'm not sure what the reason for this is, but I'm guessing it is something to do with legal ramifications? Does anybody have any other ideas?
    I think the word "fake" is a fairly decent word to describe something fake. Just a hunch though.

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    Re: The fake epidemic of fake news

    Quote Originally Posted by TruBlue View Post
    I think the word "fake" is a fairly decent word to describe something fake. Just a hunch though.
    Fabricated is a good word, the beeb should know that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TruBlue View Post
    I think the word "fake" is a fairly decent word to describe something fake. Just a hunch though.
    I'm a fence-sitter like you, I'm just trying to see things objectively from both sides, but my mind did seem like it was under subliminal attack reading some of that stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wales-Bales View Post
    I'm a fence-sitter like you, I'm just trying to see things objectively from both sides, but my mind did seem like it was under subliminal attack reading some of that stuff
    You are kidding right?

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    You are kidding right?
    No I always sit on the fence until the facts present themselves. So far nobody has made a watertight case one way or the other. So I will remain sitting on the fence

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    Re: The fake epidemic of fake news

    Quote Originally Posted by Wales-Bales View Post
    No I always sit on the fence until the facts present themselves. So far nobody has made a watertight case one way or the other. So I will remain sitting on the fence
    We are going to need a bigger fence.

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    We are going to need a bigger fence.
    preferable barbed wire :xmashehe:

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