Facebook - Fake News with a Twist

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  1. Ophydian

    Ophydian Purple Belt

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    For the last 6 months I’ve been trying to understand the blatant conscious decision Trump fans and conservatives in general have taken believing the entire Russian investigation is a “Witch Hunt” and that the FBI is actually the corrupted group. They are purposely being mislead by the one group of people who should be trying to put things into perspective, the right wing media.

    I’m curious when all things are said and done will there be a blow back on the people who were disingenuous and help spread fake news?

    http://money.cnn.com/2018/04/15/media/diamond-silk-facebook-fox-news/index.html

    Led by Fox News, pro-Trump media fuels false narrative to accuse Facebook of censorship

    By Oliver Darcy April 15, 2018: 5:53 PM ET


    If you were to have only watched or read Fox News over the past week, there's a good chance you might believe Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, two pro-Trump social media personalities most commonly known as "Diamond & Silk, " had been banned or censored by Facebook.

    The problem is it wasn't true. Hardaway and Richardson, who are sisters from North Carolina, were at one point earlier this month erroneously told by Facebook that their content had been deemed "unsafe for the community," but the Diamond & Silk page was never banned. It was never taken down. It was never censored. Data from an analytics firm owned by Facebook shows it has not lost a significant amount of its influence on the social network. At least one of their complaints appears to have been the result not of an anti-conservative bias, but a technical issue with how a post on their page was set up.

    But Fox News and a cluster of conservative outlets fueled that narrative. Fox News allowed the two sisters to go on some of its top shows, including "Fox & Friends" and "The Ingraham Angle," and claim they had been censored, and do so unchallenged. And, sparked by Fox News' coverage, other online media organizations on the right published stories in line with the same narrative.
     
  2. Bloodworth

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    I still dont know what ways Russia could physically interfere.

    Hacking?
    Fake online stories?

    President is.voted in by elected officials, did Russia get to them?
     
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  3. VivaRevolution

    VivaRevolution Whoopin' Belt Yellow Card

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    So the YouTube shooter was a trump shill?

    All my alternative media sources, that have written many stories about being blacklisted, are trump shills?
     
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  4. luckyshot

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  5. sniper

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    The demontization/censorship started months before diamond &silk/fox jumped on board..
     
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  6. bobgeese

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    Media riling up the public to increase profits???


    Seriously though, it’s a fair point to make about the state of “news” today. All the networks are guilty of it.


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  7. badascan

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    Stop getting your opinions and information from facebook...
     
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  8. PrinceOfPain

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    Yeah... this criticism predates Fox paying attention to it.
    Might want to get your news from somewhere else, TS. Seems your sources are behind the times.
     
  9. Lord Palis

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    Facebook shouldn't be supported by anyone anymore. The only people who defend it are the limpwrist progresso partisan scum on the left who are completely fine with the bias and censoring since it isn't done to them.

    You can see it in all the facebook/Cuckerberg threads on here the SAME people defending...
     
  10. Trotsky

    Trotsky Social Capitalist / Capitalistic Communist

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    Fucking morons insist on their victim narrative no matter what. Yeah, all these giant rich white guy-owned multinational corporations are just liberals foaming at the mouth to shut down your conservative truth telling.
     
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    or people who dont use facebook just to scream their political thoughts at people they knew in highschool. Facebook isnt just a political platform you know.
     
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  12. Trotsky

    Trotsky Social Capitalist / Capitalistic Communist

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    Tbh, I can't believe that was the first time I'd ever read "Cuckerberg." Something tells me these new anti-Facebook activists were not concerned with the giant tax break given to corporations like them or the GOP's complete disregard for/enabling of moving profits overseas.

    Nah, that stuff is boring. Let's focus on the important stuff like the fact that a group named "HILLARY IS A CHILD RAPER PEDAFILE" got shut down for muh free speech.
     
  13. Lord Palis

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    I started on FB back before it was mainstream. There wasn't politics or crazy bias like today, it was great. College kids and friends communicating. Then old people started joining, then FB blew up and everyone joined... now it's the cesspool you see today of loudmouths, idiots and privcy infringement.
     
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    you are aware that you arent required to be friends with idiots and loudmouths yes? you can just delete them. Its not even hard.

    Pretty sure the privacy infringement was always happening though. Honestly im not even that impressed by it, they have me listed as a moderate.
     
  15. Lord Palis

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    I merely stated that the idiots and loudmouths helped lead FB into a era of cesspoolness.
     
  16. TheGreatA

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    You think Zuckerberg is a conservative?

    Most corporate owners are liberal. The amount of conservatives on top of multinational corporations, is probably pretty minimal.

    Conservatism/nationalism is seen as a threat to the free market, globalism, and multiculturalism, so it definitely makes sense to suppress their channels. The truth is that nationalists threaten the corporations far more than socialism does, at this point. Modern-day corporations have adjusted to that fact. They want the current way of international trade to continue, unhindered by national interests, and modern-day social democrats with their "pro-globalist" ideas are with them, on that.

    They've already worked a way around the socialist welfare state by just setting up their businesses in tax havens, 3rd world countries, and making the native middle/working class pay for it, handicapping their growth. That's not going to be possible with nationalists in charge, since international trade will be limited, pushing corporations to stay within their origin countries, use native workers, and forcing them to pay up and contribute, just like the rest.

    The idea of having a social welfare state, paid for by the working/middle class, stifling their upwards growth and competitiveness, compared to having a nationalist state, keeping a strong check on everything that goes in and out, imposing tariffs and other protectionist policies, is much more appealing to the corporations. Of course, their ultimate preference is having neither (or having welfare in name only), but with a gun to their head, they'd certainly pick the former.

    That's why the current focus is largely on national groups rather than left-wing groups.
     
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    There is a reason why everyone at Facebook has tape on their phones and computer cameras.

    You download one app and you agree to let outside sources look through your camera. Listen through your phone, acess to contacts.

    They are watching for entrainment and research every day
     
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    If the last week or so has demonstrated is that our beloved government officials are incompent.

    So let's get this straight: you have Mark Zuckerberg, one of the riches men ever and leader in the technologies that will influence your country for years to come, in front of you and you ask the stupidest, most incomprehensible questions.

    I always thought Congress had advisors on these things who help them understand.
     
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    do you not pay attention? Ignorance is something to be proud of in congress. Sheer stupidity is a virtue.

    https://pando.com/2015/03/09/this-m...s-on-a-tech-and-privacy-focused-subcommittee/
     
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    Fact is that they have proof that their page was deemed unsafe and they claim no one has contacted them to tell them differently. They also say that they've had several phone calls with FB about their page so there is something more to it than a simple technical issue.
     

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