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Chicago Tribune Says Facebook’s ‘Fake News’ Filter Is Killing Its Traffic

Back in December we wrote about the efforts of Facebook to combat the spread of “fake news” over social media with the introduction of a filter intended to flag ‘fake’ content so that users wouldn’t haven’t to go through the hassle of critically analyzing information on their own.  As we noted at the time, it […]

Populism In Our Time – “The Status Quo Is The Fundamental Problem”

Authored by Paul Brodsky via Macro-Allocation.com, “Be even more suspicious…of all those who employ the term we or us without your permission. This is another form of surreptitious conscription, designed to suggest that we are all agreed on our interests and identity.”– Christopher Hitchens Merriam-Webster defines populist as “a believer in the rights, wisdom and […]

Marc Faber Warns of A Looming Deflationary Collapse in 2017

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 […]

170317 – Trump’s Scary Support?

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. […]