Tag Archives: misinformation

Why Snopes Gets an ‘F’ for Fact Checking

Originally posted on Tales from the Conspiratum:
In the barrage of information you come across daily online, how do you know what’s true and what’s nothing more than hearsay, gossip or all-out lies? “If you’re relying on Snopes as your arbiter of truth, however, you’re in for a surprise: Snopes engages in massive censorship of… Continue reading

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Fake news front group “NewsGuard” exposed as a massive protection racket to promote fake narratives from official sources while censoring indy media

Originally posted on The Net Projection:
Image credit: Nowtheendbegins Vicki Batts Natural News NewsGuard Technologies promotes itself as a company bent on fighting “fake news” and allowing truth to prevail. The website claims the company will restore “trust and accountability” through its human-driven rating system. But as many critics have suspected, the onslaught of pro-NewsGuard… Continue reading

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The Fight Against Fake News

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
If you haven’t heard the term “fake news” yet, please come out from under that rock and join the rest of us. As for the rest, you will no doubt be aware that fake news has been linked to extremist politics, social division, mob violence, and crime. As writers, we… Continue reading

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“Media” Brainwashing Works

I present to you the result of American “media” propaganda: https://twitter.com/IngrahamAngle/status/1093154737300615169 This kid has no idea why he’s kneeling. He only knows that he’s seen Famous People On TV kneeling for the national anthem. Propaganda works. Our children are being indoctrinated by evil people to believe lies. ? Continue reading

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Selling fake likes and follows is illegal, rules New York (State)

The settlement, announced by New York Attorney General Letitia James, is the first in the US to find that selling fake followers and likes is illegal deception, and that fake engagement via stolen identities is illegal impersonation.
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Study shows audience judgments can identify online misinformation

A new study co-authored by an MIT professor shows that crowdsourced judgments about the quality of news sources may effectively marginalize false news stories and other kinds of online misinformation.
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What is “Fake News”?

Originally posted on Wright’s Writes:
The now-popular buzzword “fake news” gets thrown around a lot today by many different players. In fact, it has become so central to our current political issues that Oxford Dictionaries designated “post-truth” as the international word of the year in 2016. But what does “fake news” actually mean? For… Continue reading

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Other People’s Alexa

We were able to navigate around a complete stranger’s private life without his knowledge, and the immoral, almost voyeuristic nature of what we were doing got our hair standing on end. The alarms, Spotify commands, and public transport inquiries included in the data revealed a lot about the victims’ personal habits, their jobs, and their … Continue reading Other People’s Alexa Continue reading

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Fake Is Everywhere

Originally posted on Dr. Luis C. Almeida:
Let me reveal something to you. I spent two years of my life infiltrating social media communities to literally find out what these kids were up to. This article is going to be about what I’ve found in this investigation. It will focus on the social media platform,… Continue reading

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Late-stage internet

Originally posted on Wogan’s Blog:
Here’s a cheerful thought for you as we head into 2019: How much of the internet is fake? Studies generally suggest that, year after year, less than 60 percent of web traffic is human; some years, according to some researchers, a healthy majority of it is bot. Max Read,… Continue reading

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