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Mon Oct 26, 2020, 01:31 AM

No matter who wins the US election, the world's 'fake news' problem is here to stay

No matter who wins the US election, the world's 'fake news' problem is here to stay
Analysis by Eliza Mackintosh, CNN
Updated 12:16 AM EDT, Sun October 25, 2020


(CNN)US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin were in high spirits, smirking and jovial, when they appeared in front of the press corps at the annual G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, in 2019.

It was their first meeting since then-special counsel Robert Mueller wrapped his investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election, and Trump was quick to make light of the situation, wagging his finger at Putin while instructing him not to meddle in the 2020 race.

As journalists assembled for a photo op, setting up cameras, Trump quipped: "Get rid of them. Fake news is a great term, isn't it? You don't have this problem in Russia, but we do."

Read more @ https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/25/world/trump-fake-news-legacy-intl/index.html



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Reply No matter who wins the US election, the world's 'fake news' problem is here to stay (Original post)
Lady Freedom Returns Oct 26 OP
RainCaster Oct 26 #1
The Magistrate Oct 26 #9
Solomon Oct 26 #10
crickets Oct 26 #13
moonscape Oct 26 #2
Raine Oct 26 #3
OnDoutside Oct 26 #4
whistler162 Oct 26 #5
Sherman A1 Oct 26 #6
MyOwnPeace Oct 26 #7
Klaralven Oct 26 #8
pecosbob Oct 26 #11
FakeNoose Oct 26 #12

Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 01:41 AM

1. They kinda did it to themselves...

All the time wasted on false equivalents.

The both-sider-ism.

Refusing to call BS.

Failure to fact check (and report) his claims.

Giving that jackass more airtime than any other president.

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 08:07 AM

9. Very True, Sir




"When someone says it's raining, and someone else says it isn't, a journalist's job is not to report that opinions differ, but to step outside and see if he gets wet."



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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 08:10 AM

10. Perfectly stated, sir

(bowing solemnly)

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 10:23 AM

13. That quote cuts right to the heart of the matter. Well said. nt

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 01:58 AM

2. I was so angry when he co-oped the

term that was being used for genuine fake news. I recall marveling that he thought such stupidity would stick.

I underestimated a lot the last 4 years.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 02:30 AM

3. It's here to stay and really lots of the "news" is fake. 😡 nt

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 03:20 AM

4. It was always there but now it's particularly amplified by Facebook, which

Needs to be regulated and/or broken up. That would help a lot.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 03:45 AM

5. It has always been here!

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Response to whistler162 (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 04:16 AM

6. Agreed it always has been

But this might help to some extent

https://www.democraticunderground.com/130472

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 05:54 AM

7. And don't forget.......

"alternative facts!"

Yeah, KellyAnne is dealing with some of those with her family right now, but she's the "Great Presenter" of those "alternative facts" when ACTUAL FACTS don't deliver the message you want heard......

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 06:35 AM

8. It's a good thing

People shouldn't believe stuff just because it is printed or broadcast. They need to evaluate carefully the source and chain of transmission for all information that they receive.

Back in the day, I worked at a company that had some of the early laser typesetting machines. You got much greater impact by presenting your document in well-formatted laser-printed Times Roman than others did with mimeographed typewritten Courier.

I think that one of the reasons people believe in religion is that it is nicely printed on fine paper in leather bound volumes. Therefore it must be true.

"The medium is the message."

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 08:59 AM

11. It's part and parcel of being a commodity in a corporate-controlled society

You are a mushroom...kept in the dark and fed sh*t.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 09:09 AM

12. Remember the "spin doctors"?

I think that term came from Reagan's time in office, am I right?

Spin doctors weren't "fake" exactly - their job was to throw doubt on any claim made by the opposition. Their job was to make us little people think that up was really down, black was really white, the sky was green and the grass was blue. Or is it really the other way around?

This nonsense has been going on and getting worse for my entire lifetime, and I'm almost 70. I don't see any end in sight.


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