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Fake news ops get more sophisticated

2019-03-11 17:35:44.732271+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Just this morning, a friend complained that Facebook suppressed a Zero Hedge link they were trying to post that, when we went and looked at the sources, massively misrepresented the original Reuters report (I didn't get further than that, given that it was Zero Hedge to begin with).

The veracity of news sources is going to become more and more important. With Vice President Pence and CNN apparently spreading deliberate propaganda, as seen in this New York Times debunk of alleged attacks on aid trucks in Venezuela at https://www.nytimes.com/2019/0...as/venezuela-aid-fire-video.html and https://theintercept.com/2019/...govt-and-media-spread-fake-news/ it's becoming harder and harder to vet news sources, especially those forwarded around on Facebook.

In the arms race between the propagandists and the fact checkers I assume that we're soon going to be at the CAPTCHA level of text distortion in image-ified memes as people continue to try to push propaganda.

So consider carefully what you choose to pass on.

Poynter: Forget fake news stories, false text posts are getting massive engagement on Facebook.

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#Comment Re: Fake news ops get more sophisticated made: 2019-03-12 18:06:22.195907+00 by: TheSHAD0W

https://theintercept.com/2019/...govt-and-media-spread-fake-news/ Fixed link.

#Comment Re: Fake news ops get more sophisticated made: 2019-03-13 15:45:03.687547+00 by: Dan Lyke

Thanks. Copy and pasting in stuff I wrote on Facebook, and... yeah.

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