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    Quote Originally Posted by submessenger View Post
    somebody who knew somebody's dad now says it fucking happened?
    The somebody is this guy. I guess the first thing I'd ask..if a chimp/human breeding is possible, where are they all at. If it was naturally possible, it doesn't seem like something that would be confined to the lab...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_G._Gallup

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    Facebook is helping, maybe. They have a new utility where you can check to see if you've been suckered:

    https://www.facebook.com/help/817246...?ref=shareable

    (I'm gonna cross-post this into Trump thread)

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    Insight into the FoxnFriends/Trump symbiotic relationship.
    I had no idea Vox was making decent videos.

    and the article which is fully sourced and explains the methodology.
    We analyzed 17 months of Fox & Friends transcripts. It’s far weirder than state-run media.
    https://www.vox.com/2017/8/7/1608312...ox-and-friends
    Since Trump was elected, Fox & Friends has taken a special place in the media landscape. It’s clear that the program is in something of a feedback loop with the president. But contrary to what CNN president Jeff Zucker says, this isn't state-run television "extolling the line out of the White House." Scholars tend to say state-run media usually aims to keep the rank and file in line, while demobilizing the populace and deflating political opposition. Most of it is very boring. Watch some live Chinese state-run media and you'll immediately understand.

    We analyzed 17 months of Fox & Friends transcripts, which captures nearly a year before Trump was elected president and about six months after. (More on the methodology at the bottom of this piece.)

    What we found is that Fox & Friends has a symbiotic relationship with Trump that is far weirder and more interesting than state media. Instead of talking for Trump, they are talking to him.
    I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by submessenger View Post
    Facebook is helping, maybe. They have a new utility where you can check to see if you've been suckered:

    https://www.facebook.com/help/817246...?ref=shareable

    (I'm gonna cross-post this into Trump thread)
    It's starting to become obvious why: their margins are now being threatened by fake ads and fake viral stories. 10 years ago, it was celebrity gossip, during and after Obama, defamatory bullshit for profit (e.g. Birtherism, Climate Change Denial) became a global industry.

    What started with the online "gossip industry" years ago (e.g. TMZ) has turned into a "bullshit industry" for much the same reasons still buy the National Enquirer: it sells. Unfortunately, it also alienates the majority of advertising dollars. Facebook is no National Enquirer..they know that without their mainstream ad and corporate revenues, they're fucked.

    The Gossip Machine, Churning Out Cash
    By JIM RUTENBERGMAY 21, 2011

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/22/us/22gossip.html

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    "Unilever to Facebook and Google: Clean up 'swamp' or we'll pull ads"
    http://money.cnn.com/2018/02/12/medi...amp/index.html
    Unilever is threatening to pull its advertising from digital platforms that it says have become a "swamp" of fake news, racism, sexism and extremism.
    The forceful warning to digital platforms such as Google (GOOGL) and Facebook (FB) will be delivered at an advertising conference in California later on Monday.

    "We cannot continue to prop up a digital supply chain ... which at times is little better than a swamp in terms of its transparency," Unilever marketing boss Keith Weed will say, according to a copy of his speech obtained by CNN.

    Unilever (UL), which owns brands including Dove, Lipton, and Ben & Jerry's, is one of the world's top advertisers. It has an annual marketing budget of roughly €8 billion ($9.8 billion), and 25% of its ads are digital.
    Unilever is one of the biggest corporations, like period. When they call your platform a swamp of fake news and extremism you have officially attracted the wrong kinda of attention.
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    This has actually been bothering me all week. Sometimes, Fake news just means you're saying it wrong.

    NBC struggles with correct pronunciation of Pyeongchang
    https://www.bizjournals.com/newyork/...iation-of.html
    We're all pronouncing Pyeongchang wrong — here's the right way to say it
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/...Cc3?li=BBnbfcL


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    "Laura Loomer Is In Florida To Help Infowars Sow Disinformation About Another Mass Shooting"
    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/l...mass-shooting/
    nfowars-affiliated “investigative journalist” Laura Loomer has traveled to the site of last week’s mass shooting at a Florida high school, apparently trying to recreate her disinformation and conspiracy theory-filled “coverage” of the aftermath of the mass shooting in Las Vegas last year.

    Loomer has been increasingly desperate for validation from her conservative media counterparts after her anti-Muslim Twitter meltdown and her effort to portray the FBI’s investigation into the Las Vegas mass shooting as a government cover-up caused some to distance themselves. So last week, when Infowars rolled out a combination of conspiracy theories about the Florida shooting, claiming that globalists ordered the shooting to cover up the FISA memo and insisting that the shooting was the “perfect false flag,” it provided an opportunity for Loomer to once again appear on the scene of a mass shooting and pull her signature stunt of harassing public officials with conspiracy theory nonsense
    Article is actually sourced and continues.
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    "Trump Supporters And Extreme Right Share More Fake News Than All Other Audiences Combined, Oxford Study Shows"
    https://www.inquisitr.com/4795058/tr...d-study-shows/
    Social media has become one of the leading sources of news and information in the United States. The Reuters Digital News Report from 2017 showed that 71 percent of US respondents are on Facebook and 48 percent use the social media website for news. Since social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook play a central role in public life, they have become a target of propaganda and disinformation campaigns.

    Who is more likely to consume and share fake news stories on social media: left wingers or right wingers, liberals or conservatives, Trump supporters or Democrats, libertarians or authoritarians? Researchers at the Oxford Internet Institute have made an effort to answer that question.

    Vidya Narayanan, Vlad Barash, John Kelly, Bence Kollanyi, Lisa-Maria Neudert, and Phil Howard, researchers at the Oxford Internet Institute, analyzed social media activity of American Facebook and Twitter users for three months. On February 6 they published a study titled “Polarization, Partisanship and Junk News Consumption over Social Media in the US.”

    A seed of known propaganda websites was used in the study, drawing from a sample of 22,117,221 tweets collected during the Presidential election. Using similar methodology, researchers mapped public Facebook pages, which resulted in a dataset of 47,719 of them. The Twitter dataset used in this study contains 13,477 Twitter users collected during a 90-day period. The dataset of Facebook pages was reduced to 10,691 pages. The researchers collected all posts from the 90 days between October 20, 2017 and January 19, 2018.
    Article is sourced, well written, and continues is great detail.
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    I posted this last week...FOX actually called that Oxford study "fake news" on their front page. And no, they didn't offer an analytical criticism, they basically said yep Oxford = University = Lefties, so Fake. That's the logic of right wing media in 2018.

    Pretty soon nobody will believe scientists, and they'll string them up on walls like on the Handmaid's Tale with all the doctors, lawyers, Jews, Muslims, rabble rousers.

    Quote Originally Posted by BackFistMonkey View Post
    "Trump Supporters And Extreme Right Share More Fake News Than All Other Audiences Combined, Oxford Study Shows"
    https://www.inquisitr.com/4795058/tr...d-study-shows/

    Article is sourced, well written, and continues is great detail.

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