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Establishment Media Declares War On Their Competition as “Fake News

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 Talon    716

This is disturbing to say the least.  This professor has a big, long list she has declared disinformation, and the MSM is running with it.  Websites such as 21st Century Wire, Activist Post, and Free Thought Project are included. Here is the list:

False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and/or Satirical “News” Sources

Here's a propaganda piece from Motherboard.  Funny, the article has one of those sensational, click-bait head lines they are railing against:

This List of Fake News Websites Proliferating on Facebook Is Staggering

 

ActivistPost, one of those sites thrown under the propaganda bus has fired back at the 1,000 lb., flailing, MSM gorilla:

Establishment Media Declares War On Their Competition as “Fake News”

The establishment media is dying. This is not a biased view coming from “alternative media,” it is a fact borne out by metrics and opinion polls from within the establishment itself. It was true before the recent election, and is guaranteed to accelerate after their shameless defense of non-reality which refused to accept any discontent among the American population with standard politics.

Now, with egg on their face after the botched election coverage, and a wobbling uncertainty about how they can maintain multiple threads of a narrative so fundamentally disproven, they appear to be resorting to their nuclear option: a full shut down of dissent.

Voices within independent media have been chronicling the signposts toward full-on censorship as sites have encountered everything from excessive copyright infringement accusations, to de-monetization, to the open admission by advertising giants that certain images would not be tolerated.

However, until now these efforts have appeared random, haphazard, and rife with retractions and restorations of targeted sites and content. A massive backlash of reader outrage toward these restrictive measures has confirmed that most consumers don’t like the idea of being given boundaries to their intellectual freedom.

That said, there has been a notable increase of hoax websites beginning to populate the information stream. We can attest that this has been an incredible annoyance as we are bombarded daily with new outrageous claims and rabbit holes that readers expect us to sift through.

Most times, a cursory glance at the “About” page or any disclaimers quickly shows where this information is coming from. Other times, a bit of common sense and discernment about why a site that has just appeared on the scene (check Alexa for this info) would have “EXCLUSIVE” “BREAKING” content under the banner of an apparent local news channel or a name that is the twisted version of a legitimate news outlet.

But even with those caveats, we’ve all been taken in at one time or another and have had to retract or update articles as necessary, or apologize to our e-mail list for sending out a given link. This does jam up the works, but it is the tax we all must pay if we believe in the free-market of ideas and information. We’re not perfect, but at least we have never been deliberately misleading like CNN and others often have been.

The government recently legalized using propaganda against US citizens. They wielded all of their establishment media force to sell their lies. And now they’re frustrated that people still prefer the truth as they see it naturally.

more: http://www.activistpost.com/2016/11/establishment-media-declares-war-competition-fake-news.html?utm_content=buffera46a2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

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 Groove    1,819

To make it fair they need to add CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, and yes even FOX to the list. Especially CNN. 

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 Cinnamon    21,855
2 hours ago, Talon said:

 

Well... this is disconcerting to say the least!  So, most of the revolution will be fought through media, I see.  Most media now is online and ICANN now has control of the internet. They will start being more aggressive and I predicted before that they will make a New World Government specifically for internet users and make us adhere to a Global Law, no more borders, even online. Oh, they are good at what they do, aren't they? 

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 Ukshep    18,912
14 minutes ago, Cinnamon said:

Well... this is disconcerting to say the least!  So, most of the revolution will be fought through media, I see.  Most media now is online and ICANN now has control of the internet. They will start being more aggressive and I predicted before that they will make a New World Government specifically for internet users and make us adhere to a Global Law, no more borders, even online. Oh, they are good at what they do, aren't they? 

Scary future ahead! Well.... not scary... just.... unknown!

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 Talon    716

Google and Facebook Will Be Arbiters of Truth in the War on Fake News

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I’m pretty sure we can all see where this is leading.

You’ll see what they want you to see. It’s already to the point at which most people see very little from the pages they “like” on Facebook. I have more than 25,000 readers on one of my pages and I’m lucky if 1000 people see my posts.

They’ll hit non-approved websites where it hurts.

The goal is to hit the targeted websites where it hurts, in the owners’ wallets.

For example, many independent sites rely on Google Adsense to make a little money. That way, the site can provide information at no cost to you, the reader. And don’t think that we’re raking it in, either – once Google has taken their cut isn’t that much. Running a small website does not make you rich. Here’s what Google had to say about advertising revenue.

“Moving forward, we will restrict ad serving on pages that misrepresent, misstate, or conceal information about the publisher, the publisher’s content, or the primary purpose of the web property,” Google said in a statement. The company did not detail how it would implement or enforce the new policy, which some accuse is the monetary equivalent of censorship.

The shifts comes as Google, Facebook and Twitter face a backlash over the role they played in the U.S. presidential election by allowing the spread of false and often malicious information that might have swayed voters toward Republican candidate Donald Trump. Of course, others have repeatedly accused both Google (which chairman Eric Schmidt’s collaboration with the Clinton campaign was revealed courtesy of the Podesta emails), and Facebook of doing everything in their power to promote a Clinton win, so the narrative is not exactly clear on this one. (source)

As for Facebook, they will disallow ads, which can be highly lucrative, to certain sites.  Fortune reports:

“We do not integrate or display ads in apps or sites containing content that is illegal, misleading or deceptive, which includes fake news,” Facebook said in a statement, adding that it will continue to vet publishers to ensure compliance.

This follows closely in the footsteps of YouTube, which has removed the right to have ads on any content that is “sensitive” or “controversial.” Mac Slavo writes:

The moves by Google and Facebook follow a recent de-monetzation effort at Youtube that has also targeted alternative media. As noted in their “Advertiser Friendly Content Guidelines,” they appear to be targeting exactly the issues often covered by alternative media by directly banning:

Content that is considered “not advertiser-friendly” includes, but is not limited to:

Controversial or sensitive subjects and events, including subjects related to war, political conflicts, natural disasters and tragedies, even if graphic imagery is not shown

So basically, anything newsworthy is no longer advertiser friendly, and these organizations will now determine whose news will or won’t be seen based on what is sure to be proprietary algorithms and secretive human curation.

If Google, Facebook, and YouTube have their way, anyone reporting information outside the party line will be considered “fake,” and they’ll work hard to starve out the bloggers, vloggers, and citizen journalists who are providing an alternative point of view.

The bottom line is this: the time and energy required to produce the amount of video content and investigative journalism that we saw during the election is astronomical. Thousands of journalists, bloggers and concerned citizens spent countless hours reporting the news the mainstream media wouldn’t. Many of those people depend on advertising revenue to cover their most basic website maintenance costs, as well as their monthly mortgages and the food they put on their dinner tables.

The aim with policies like this, which will no doubt be overseen by establishment hacks, is to quite literally starve independent media. In turn, they will starve the people of the information they so desperately need to understand what is being done to them. (source)

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 Talon    716

We all know by now that the tech giants of Silicon Valley are in bed with the government and they’re not afraid to censor posts they disagree with from their social media platforms. So what if there was a decentralised, open source, blockchain-based social media alternative? On today’s thought for the day we talk about the censorship problem and the Steemit solution.

SHOW NOTES:  https://www.corbettreport.com/social-media-censorship-is-out-of-control-heres-one-solution/

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Reality   
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Get off the internet and mingle with real people.When you look someone in the eyes you can tell if they are sincere. I know alot of us get our news from the net but all this "social media" bullshiit is fake as fukk. Its a front to show how awesome your life is to all your friends when in REALITY you are miserable. JUST believe what tour geart tells you. You wont go wrong

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 Talon    716

List of “Fake” News Sites for Google to Target Released; Every Alt Site You Know (Including The Daily Sheeple) Is On It

The Wild West of the Internet is coming to an end.

It was just reported that Google/Alphabet and Facebook were going to be clamping down on so-called “fake” news sites.

Like clockwork, floating around on the Internet now is a list of these “fake” sites by Melissa Zimdars, assistant professor of Media and Communications at Merrimack College.

It just so happens to include almost every major alternative news site you can imagine.

She compiled a list of all the websites she has deemed “false, misleading, clickbait-y, and/or satirical ‘news’ sources”.

The list, she claims, is for educational purposes only (think about what viewpoint those college students are paying to be taught), but it is being shared everywhere including by the LA Times like it’s an authoritative list from a valid, vetted, unbiased source. It’s being so revered that it might as well be the final list from the mouth of Google itself. In fact, the way this list is being spread is actually in a false, misleading way (oh the irony).

She has broken everything down into four categories, and even satire websites like “The Onion” on there because quote, “1.) They have the potential to perpetuate misinformation based on different audience (mis)interpretations and 2.) to make sure anyone who reads a story by The Onion, for example, understands its purpose.”

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 Cinnamon    21,855
7 minutes ago, Talon said:

List of “Fake” News Sites for Google to Target Released; Every Alt Site You Know (Including The Daily Sheeple) Is On It

The Wild West of the Internet is coming to an end.

It was just reported that Google/Alphabet and Facebook were going to be clamping down on so-called “fake” news sites.

Like clockwork, floating around on the Internet now is a list of these “fake” sites by Melissa Zimdars, assistant professor of Media and Communications at Merrimack College.

It just so happens to include almost every major alternative news site you can imagine.

She compiled a list of all the websites she has deemed “false, misleading, clickbait-y, and/or satirical ‘news’ sources”.

The list, she claims, is for educational purposes only (think about what viewpoint those college students are paying to be taught), but it is being shared everywhere including by the LA Times like it’s an authoritative list from a valid, vetted, unbiased source. It’s being so revered that it might as well be the final list from the mouth of Google itself. In fact, the way this list is being spread is actually in a false, misleading way (oh the irony).

She has broken everything down into four categories, and even satire websites like “The Onion” on there because quote, “1.) They have the potential to perpetuate misinformation based on different audience (mis)interpretations and 2.) to make sure anyone who reads a story by The Onion, for example, understands its purpose.”

Good grief, The Onion has been around so long, is there anyone that doesn't know it's satire?

So SATIRE is no longer allowed? WTF It's a form of writing and dissent, always has been as far as I know. 

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 Cinnamon    21,855

I don't need anyone to decide FOR me what is fake and what is NOT online!  These are huge corporations and control affect too many lives, the likes of Google and FB, etc. THEY need to be regulated, not us and other small websites.  Ferreting out hoaxes is one of the things we do here.  I guess Google etal are worried about how much time I spend doing that?  Or they worry about my lack of discernment? 

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