Deputy Assistant to the President and member of the WH Strategic Initiatives Group, Dr. Sebastian Gorka, speaks to Fox News Channel’s James Rosen about the Trump administration, the new national security adviser H.R. McMaster, Russia, and White House leaks. Gorka said that 8 out of 10 stories he reads in the newspapers about the Trump administration “have no resemblance to anything actually going on in the White House,” “no resemblance to reality.” Responding to a question about Trump lawyer Michael Cohen and Russia, Gorka raised the “fake news” issue: “Given the source of the report where it comes...Read More
Category: Fake News Media
In response to recent concerns about “fake news” and opinion-swaying hoaxes, Facebook has unveiled new measures to address the issue. But unless done right, these steps may create more problems than they solve — and boost claims that the “fake news crisis” is an attempt to impose political controls on the media. One Facebook measure gives power to consumers themselves: Anyone will be able to report a hoax by clicking the upper right hand corner of a post. This may accomplish some good, but the potential for abuse is immediately obvious. People can flood the system with fake reports...Read More
Snopes, which will now have the power to declare what news is or is not legitimate on the world’s largest online platform, almost exclusively employs leftists. Facebook announced Thursday that mythbusting website Snopes will be one of a few fact-checking organizations allowed to label stories as “fake news.” Almost all of the writers churning out fact checks for Snopes have a liberal background, and many of them have expressed contempt for Republican voters. The Daily Caller could not identify a single Snopes fact-checker who comes from a conservative background. Snopes did not respond to a list of questions from TheDC regarding...Read More
The CEO of Reddit has admitted that he edited comments in a pro-Trump discussion board, saying he “messed with” some of the comments “for about an hour,” and has apologized. The Reddit users, known as “redditors,” were already seething this week when the site that describes itself as “the front page of the Internet” banned the “Pizzagate” discussion board, where a conspiracy theory was being floated about Hillary Clinton running a pedophilia ring. Pizzagate went down due to a violation of “content policy” after users began posting the personal information of real people who were tied into the theory,...Read More
The Washington Post published an article Thursday afternoon which promotes a list of alleged “Russian propaganda peddlers” that includes prominent sites such as The Drudge Report. The article, “Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say,”relies on two groups of researchers. The first is well-known think thank Foreign Policy Research Institute, the second an organization called PropOrNot. PropOrNot did not exist before 2016 and the executive director of the group would not release his name to “avoid being targeted by Russia’s legions of skilled hackers.” PropOrNot claims to have monitored the internet to find purveyors of...Read More
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