Here is more on the “fake news” news story and the media’s “royally screwing” around. Though I’m now sure this “fake news” thing will work. Maybe the radical political left and their allies in the mainstream press will up their game so they can keep fooling half of the country into believing garbage.
First up is Christopher Bedford writing at The Daily Signal:
After Royally Screwing Up the Election, the Media Want Control Over Your Facebook News
The modern American media may have just had their worst year yet, and for their efforts, they have announced they’d like to reward themselves more power than they have held in decades.
The past year has seen a declining trust in the media that is fully deserved.
Debate moderators have been exposed as shills; network employees have been busted tipping the scales for their candidates (something this “senior media reporter” is sympathetic toward); political reporters have been caught running stories by their sources; “fact-checkers” have bent over backwards for Hillary Clinton; and major newspapers have openly cast objectivity aside—all in the name of a political candidate the media were so eager to elect, one legacy magazine shipped covers celebrating her victory before the votes were even counted.
After Donald Trump won the election, “renegade Facebook employees” reportedly formed a “task force” to crack down on the “fake news” they blame for Clinton’s sizable electoral defeat, aiming to purge social media of what someone, somewhere deems inaccurate.
Read more: The Daily Signal
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Next up is Katie writing at Conservative Republican News:
Professor Includes Prominent Conservative Outlets on List of ‘Fake News’ Sites
Fake news became a major problem during the tail end of the election, leading Google and Facebook to ban fake news sites from using their ad platforms. However, because we all know someone who’s fallen for a fake news story, Melissa Zimdars, an assistant professor of communication at Merrimack College in Massachusetts, put together a list of “False, misleading, clickbait-y and satirical ‘news’ sources” to help the plebeian public sort out real from fake.
There’s just one problem: Zimdars includes legitimate conservative news outlets on her list.
Read more: Conservative Republican News
And finally, two more links to articles on the topic:
Don’t Kid Yourself — Liberals Are Just As Susceptible To Fake News
Their brand may be more sophisticated, but it’s no less harmful.
Facebook’s problem is more complicated than fake news
Emotion and identity are the real filters.
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