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‘Land of censorship & home of the fake’: Alternative voices on Facebook and Twitter’s crackdown

By ethan / October 12, 2018

Alternative voices online are incensed after Facebook and Twitter closed down hundreds of political media pages ahead of November’s crucial midterm elections. Facebook says they broke its spam rules, they say it’s censorship. Some 800 pages spanning the political spectrum, from left-leaning organizations like The Anti Media, to flag-waving opinion sites like Right Wing News and […]

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Rose McGowan blasts ‘lily-livered liberals’ for ‘bullsh*t’ and ‘fake’ #MeToo movement

By ethan / October 8, 2018

Actress Rose McGowan has lashed out at Hollywood and its reaction to the #MeTo movement against sexual harassment, branding it as “bullsh*t” and saying the Hollywood actresses who support it are “losers”. In a fiery interview with the Sunday Times, McGowan, whose accusation of rape against producer Harvey Weinstein sparked a cascade of allegations against […]

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‘Fake news’: Ronaldo dismisses rape claims as lawyers set to sue German magazine

By ethan / September 30, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo has branded rape claims against him as “fake news,” saying that people “want to promote themselves” by using his name. His lawyers are set to sue German news magazine Der Spiegel, which published the allegations. The Portugal and Juventus forward has been accused of raping an American woman, named as Kathryn Mayorga, in […]

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NYT tech expert ridiculed after 'fact-checking' obviously fake Trump pic

By ethan / September 25, 2018

A New York Times columnist has posted a ‘fact-check’ of a widely-shared, clearly doctored picture of US President Donald Trump in a hurricane rescue. Conservatives gleefully suggested other obvious Trump memes for NYT to verify. Kevin Roose, NYT’s business columnist, who has taken on writing about social media and US politics, triggered an avalanche of […]

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‘Orwellian’ move: Facebook teams up with US government to police ‘fake news’ in foreign elections

By ethan / September 24, 2018

Facebook has teamed up with two US government-funded think tanks as part of a new initiative to bolster the social media giant’s “election integrity efforts” around the globe. The new partnership with the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) was revealed by Facebook in a call with reporters last week and […]

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Russian Duma gives second nod to bill criminalizing the spreading of fake news

By ethan / September 18, 2018

The Russian Lower House has passed, in the second and main reading, a bill criminalizing the persistent spreading of false or illegal reports in mass media with punishments varying from heavy fines to up to one year in custody. The bill outlawing the spreading of fake news was drafted in May by several lawmakers from […]

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Cowboy to soy boy: Americans consuming more fake meat & dairy than ever

By ethan / September 16, 2018

A new study by the Good Food Institute (GFI), which represents the plant-based foods industry, found that sales of substitutes for animal products have exceeded $ 3.7 billion. While total US retail food sales grew just two percent over the last 12 months, retail sales of plant-based foods grew 17 percent during the same time […]

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Fake hurricane Florence image depicts Sharknado scenario

By ethan / September 14, 2018

Ever wonder what happens to the thousands of evacuees who flee the state to wait out an impending natural disaster, while fretting about what will be waiting for them when they return? Why they create fake news, of course. Category 1 hurricane Florence made landfall on the US East Coast early Friday, and already more […]

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Hillary Clinton bashes Kavanaugh with debunked fake news claim

By ethan / September 13, 2018

Hillary Clinton came out swinging against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, bashing the judge for his hardline statements against contraception. The problem: he never said them. Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings dragged on over three bitter days last week, as Democrats took the judge to task over his opinions on abortion, gun rights, affirmative action, and the […]

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Fake news hated Lincoln too, Trump tells rally

By ethan / September 7, 2018

President Donald Trump told a campaign-style rally in Montana that the Civil War-era ‘fake news’ press hated Abraham Lincoln too, and ridiculed him for his now-famous Gettysburg Address. Elected with less than 50 percent of the popular vote at a time of bitter division in America, lacking previous political experience, holding the lowest approval rating […]

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