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Facebook is going to use Snopes and other fact checkers to combat fake news

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 Ukshep    21,683

Enough is enough!

Facebook is going to start fact checking, labeling, and burying fake news and hoaxes in the News Feed, the company announced on Thursday.

The decision comes after Facebook received heated criticism for its role in spreading a deluge of political misinformation during the U.S. presidential election.

To combat fake news, Facebook has partnered with a shortlist of media organizations, including Snopes and ABC News, that are part of an international fact-checking network lead by Poynter, a nonprofit school for journalism located in St. Petersburg, Florida. 

http://uk.businessinsider.com/facebook-will-fact-check-label-fake-news-in-news-feed-2016-12?r=US&IR=T

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 Amethyst    330

FB teaming up with even more bullshitters, wow... now that's really a clear example of them cutting their own throat's to save the lie.

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 Cinnamon    24,875

Time to get off FakeBook anyway, all they are is a data mining op. Same with Twitter.  BOYCOTT! 

They will fail if the silent majority silently does nothing, as in stops usage of their websites. 

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 Walk Softly    2,830

We've been watching fake news our whole lives.  

Greetings and welcome to your 1984 reality.  It is here.  It has been here.  It is only getting worse. 

 

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I'd love to see Facebook destroyed (By losing its users). Not just because of how evil it is, but because internet (And specifically internet communication) was way better before it - more interesting, diverse (In a good, non-libtard way) and productive. Now it almost looks like a ghost town, despite the huge crowd that is using it.

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 Jostler    2,216

SNOPES was a good idea but it sure didn't take them long to sell out :)  It happened so fast you have to wonder if selling out wasn't the plan to start with, but someone really aught to take up that job and do it honestly.  There's demand.

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 Talon    716

US Gov’t, Oligarchs Behind Planned Fake News Flagging on Facebook

Facebook is adding a new feature wherein a group that the Washington Post calls an ‘independent third party fact checker’ will decide whether stories are real or fake, and flag ones the group decides are fake.

WaPo leaves out of its report that the ‘independent fact checker’, the Poynter International Fact-Checking Network, receives funding from a US government-funded group, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), which award-winning, independent journalist Robert Parry and author William Blum document was created to perform tasks previously performed by the CIA.

NED was created when “[t]he Agency was getting an exceedingly bad name, and it was causing the powers-that-be much embarrassment”, notes Blum.

http://www.blacklistednews.com/US_Gov’t%2C_Oligarchs_Behind_Planned_Fake_News_Flagging_on_Facebook/55825/0/38/38/Y/M.html

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 Groove    2,081

So their going to use a fake debunking site to debunk fake news.... Ummmm ok what could go wrong...... A lot. 

I've  caught snopes numerous times calling false on true stuff with out providing any info on how they found it as false. And numerous other people have done the same thing. How the hell can they do this. Free speech is going out the window now. 

Funny thing is on most of these "fake news" sites if you read the bottom half the time they will tell you it's satire so technically it's not fake if it was written satirically. 

 

 

 

P.s. To the douchey elite and leftist out there, just because the msm won't cover a story doesn't mean it's fake! 

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45 minutes ago, Talon said:

US Gov’t, Oligarchs Behind Planned Fake News Flagging on Facebook

Facebook is adding a new feature wherein a group that the Washington Post calls an ‘independent third party fact checker’ will decide whether stories are real or fake, and flag ones the group decides are fake.

Fact checkers, eh? Nasa calls them explainers. We call them shills, sellouts, censors, quislings.

Facebook has beaucoup flat earth groups now. Shills outnumber the fe'rs 2 to 1, I guesstimate. Zuckerberg must be ticked off that his brainscrubbing tool is being used to Question Authority! It was supposed to be a shiny object, not a place to research. Just goes to show, you can only fool the people some of the time.    

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 Ukshep    21,683
59 minutes ago, Groove said:

So their going to use a fake debunking site to debunk fake news.... Ummmm ok what could go wrong...... A lot. 

I've  caught snopes numerous times calling false on true stuff with out providing any info on how they found it as false. And numerous other people have done the same thing. How the hell can they do this. Free speech is going out the window now. 

Funny thing is on most of these "fake news" sites if you read the bottom half the time they will tell you it's satire so technically it's not fake if it was written satirically. 

 

 

 

P.s. To the douchey elite and leftist out there, just because the msm won't cover a story doesn't mean it's fake! 

Yep. And it was a good tactic during the election for hiding facts coming out! first signs i saw of them being aligned with hillary. Although i had not been paying a lot of attention to snopes beforehand. I always saw them as liars.

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