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originally posted by: darkbake
What happens if a website distributes fake news? They are flagged and a warning message pops up on the screen. That's all. Some people are making false news stories on purpose and publishing them. There needs to be a way to tell how reliable the information you want to get is.
In the end, an alternative website might end up distributing what could be considered fake news simply because they are willing to speculate on stuff. Someone like me likes that aspect and I am willing to go to sites that I believe are genuinely trying to promote their perspective. Warning me that some of the news on there is false is a point well taken, but I'll still go check it out.
Think of it this way: ATS already flags threads that are portraying factually false information. It is the right thing to do. ATS doesn't use this for political gain, however. That is why I disagree with letting a left-wing extremist make the list.
originally posted by: reldra
originally posted by: DrStevenBrule
a reply to: ElectricUniverse
The left wants to ban all media and speech that doesn't fall in line with their beliefs.
No. You are wrong.
Do tell us Texan, has ATS officially ever endorsed biased and misleading or false news yes or not? Because i could show you at least a couple from the BS videos which is spreading false or misleading information... And tell us, have you ever starred/flagged any of those biased and false/misleading reports without ever having checked the facts?... Because if you have, which I am certain most of us have done so at least once, then you fall into the category of "the dumb and gullible"... Or is it just that we all have some sort of bias and tend to show that bias from time to time?... Does that make people "dumb and gullible"? because then everyone is guilty, including you, isn't that true?
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: alphabetaone
I am pleased to have found common ground on this topic!
I would hope that once the dust has settled, we can all gather here again, united in truth, and that next time an election comes around, we keep ourselves more intellectually honest than has been the general case during this cycle.
originally posted by: ElectricUniverse
a reply to: Aazadan
If we are going to ban websites that might post some false, or misleading information why isn't CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and the rest of the media included there?... These days all news sources have bias. All news sources are guilty of posting false, or misleading information. If that's a reason to ban news sites, then ALL should be banned/barred.
originally posted by: ketsuko
Realistically, had the media not squandered public trust the way it has, the rise of the alternative media would not be so prominent.