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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 Jean Paula-Satire
    Never believe that the GOP and fellow bigots are completely unaware of the absurdity of their replies. They know that their remarks are frivolous, open to challenge. But they are amusing themselves, for it is their adversary who is obliged to use words responsibly, since he believes in words. The bigots and Republicans have the right to play. They even like to play with discourse for, by giving ridiculous reasons, they discredit the seriousness of their interlocutors. They delight in acting in bad faith, since they seek not to persuade by sound argument but to intimidate and disconcert. If you press them too closely, they will abruptly fall silent, loftily indicating by some phrase that the time for argument is past and that besides, they have already won

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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.
    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 Jean Paula-Satire
    Never believe that the GOP and fellow bigots are completely unaware of the absurdity of their replies. They know that their remarks are frivolous, open to challenge. But they are amusing themselves, for it is their adversary who is obliged to use words responsibly, since he believes in words. The bigots and Republicans have the right to play. They even like to play with discourse for, by giving ridiculous reasons, they discredit the seriousness of their interlocutors. They delight in acting in bad faith, since they seek not to persuade by sound argument but to intimidate and disconcert. If you press them too closely, they will abruptly fall silent, loftily indicating by some phrase that the time for argument is past and that besides, they have already won

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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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