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New Facebook Feature Flags Fake News

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posted on Jan, 22 2015 @ 11:01 AM
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Nice attack on Alt media surely most know Bieber and other celebrity death hoax news are fake. Same with a lot of people looking beyond the MSM. Oh, no that can't be abused at all.
Feel for those who choose( or have to for what ever reason)to use FB for their outlets of information.




posted on Jan, 22 2015 @ 11:06 AM
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What will eventually happen is that there will become a "liberal Facebook" and a "conservative Facebook" or their equivalents. People become very much ingrained into what they believe, so much so that they'll surround themselves with news that is patently false as long as it supports their world view.

Behavior like this only reinforces a "head in the sand" mentality and keeps true progress from happening. Sadly, however, with today's technology we can pretty much cherry-pick what we WANT to hear, and live in our isolated bubbles of self-affirming media.

I've had to unsubscribe from a few people's feeds because they seem to click the "share" button on just about anything that they find. Here on ATS we have a pretty good BS meter, or at least have open dialogue about the validity of sources. You simply can't reason with some people, and even if you were to show them how twisted and agenda-driven their "sources" of "news" are, they wouldn't listen.

To me, this is a huge problem in society today. True change can be painful, and if we only tell ourselves what we want to hear, we'll never change and grow for the better.
edit on 22-1-2015 by MystikMushroom because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 22 2015 @ 01:23 PM
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Sounds like the sock puppets will decide when to instill confusion into the minds of the many.



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