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Don’t You Hate Spammy, Sensationalist Click-Bait Like This?

Authored by Charles Hugh-Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, So what's the difference between "fake news," spammy sensationalist click-bait and so-called "mainstream news" that serves the interests of the corporate-state? It's getting hard to tell. We're inundated with spammy sensationalist click-bait. You know what I mean–the little boxes containing eye-candy photos and headlines such as "you won't […]

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Visualizing The Fake News Problem

PEER OPINION FILLS A VOID LEFT BY FALLING TRUST IN MASS MEDIA There’s been no shortage of blame passed around for the so-called “fake news” epidemic that has been front and center since the U.S. election. As Visual Capitalist's Jeff Desjardins explains, social media has been singled out as one key factor leading to the […]

Washington Post Admits Shutting Down ‘Fake News’ Will Move Us Closer To A Modern-Day ‘1984’

Submitted by Flemming Rose and Jacob Mchangama via The Washington Post, Remember George Orwell’s Ministry of Truth? In his dystopian novel “1984,” its purpose was to dictate and protect the government’s version of reality. During the Cold War, Orwell’s book was banned behind the Iron Curtain, because readers perceived the novel as an allegory for […]

Bernie Sanders Cut Off After Saying ‘CNN Fake News, Whaddaya Think?’

Hilarious stuff. The chimps over at CNN must have a keyword trigger for whenever a guest says the words ‘CNN Fake News’ — which prompts an instant audio cut. After all, calling a CNN journalist ‘fake news’ is no different than calling a black person the ‘N word.’ Shills.   Speaking of CNN fake news. […]

Indiana YMCA Bans CNN Over Complaints About Constant Barrage of “Fake News”

Last Friday night, the Valparaiso Family YMCA in Indiana abruptly stopped airing CNN on its televisions in the facility’s wellness and exercise area.  According the the Chicago Tribune, the decision was made by the Y’s CEO, Robert Wanek, after dozens of complaints were lodged from guests regarding CNN’s obvious “political bias” and constant reporting of […]

Italy’s Grillo Slams Mainstream Media “Manifest Manipulation Of Reality”

“Fake news” has officially crossed the pond and once again it the mainstream media that is producing more of it (while blaming the alternative media). Beppe Grillo, founder of Italy’s Five Star anti-euro movement lashed out at the country’s journalists for “manufacturing false news,” accusing them of fabricating stories to keep the Five Stars down. […]

Italy Urges Europe To Begin Censoring Free Speech On The Internet

First it was the US, then Germany blamed much of what is wrong in society on “fake news”, and not, say, a series of terrible decisions made by politicians. Now it is Italy’s turn to call for an end to “fake news”, which in itself would not be troubling, however, the way Giovanni Pitruzzella, head […]

NBC’s Fake News King Brian Williams Launches Crusade Against “Fake News”

Now this is rich.  Brian Williams, the disgraced ex-NBC journalist who was literally fired for falsely reporting that he was in a helicopter during the Iraq war that took on combatant fire, is now going on a crusade against “fake news.”  On his MSNBC show last night, Williams decided to attack retired General Flynn and […]

Census Bureau, IRS, And St. Louis Fed Added To Washington Post’s List Of “Russian Propaganda” Websites

Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, Sorry, U.S. Census Bureau, I.R.S. and St. Louis Federal Reserve – you're issuing "Russian propaganda" according to The Washington Post's shoddy "fake news" methodology. In case you missed it, The Washington Post's criminally careless publishing of "fake news" about purported "Russian propaganda" created a backlash–and the Post's attorney-approved […]