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ATS made the list. We are somebody now

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posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 03:15 PM
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To everyone who read through this whole thread wondering where the link to the actual WaPo story was, here it is:

Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say

Un-freakin-believable.




posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 03:31 PM
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The possible reason's ATS got on a list are:

1) The majority of ATS members "Deny Ignorance" and have excellent critical thinking skills

2) ATS members many times, regardless of their partisanship will admit, and call out BS propaganda.

3) Have excellent memories and the ability to cross-reference old news clips, info, and put together a fairly factual story.

4) Don't need to lie because it's user generated content receives no money, and does it purely for the love of information and wisdom, of others to read.

5) Because we have called out many MSM outlets on their horse-$hit, Why?, again to "Deny Ignorance"

7) and lastly the ominous reason is....................dum dum dum............They are scared of people actually being able to tell the truth, read the truth, and have the freedom of the press.

Mostly they are scared of people coming to sites like ATS and losing their paid customer base. ATS actually is the closest to the truth people will get, because of a collaborated world news dissemination effort that happens here, by all the members.



Thank you ATS owners and members

And congrats.

edit on 26-11-2016 by Realtruth because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 03:37 PM
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originally posted by: Dan00
Yah,

Except for that one time that ATS invited Ben Swann to park his whole commie-ass hooptie here this story is entirely laughable.

Almost entirely.



At least it wasn't Alex Jones.

When's the last time that man's said anything even remotely critical of Russia? Every country now and then makes a decision that isn't 100% great.


(post by TinfoilTP removed for political trolling and baiting)

posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 03:47 PM
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a reply to: Kettu,


It might be worth adding, that I have absolutely no doubt that Russian security , knows exactly what is going on with regards to Pizza Gate. I have absolutely no doubt that the CIA know where all the dirt is in the Kremlin. These would be no go areas, and the information would only be used to destabilise each Government under the direst circumstances. If either of the two Superpowers were to be destabilised , the consequences would be dire indeed.



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 03:52 PM
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a reply to: Realtruth


Please note that our criteria are behavioral. That means the characteristics of the propaganda outlets we identify are motivation-agnostic. For purposes of this definition it does not matter whether the sites listed here are being knowingly directed and paid by Russian intelligence officers, or whether they even knew they were echoing Russian propaganda at any particular point: If they meet these criteria, they are at the very least acting as bona-fide "useful idiots"



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 03:56 PM
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And for the record I just cancelled my Amazon Prime membership and will be selling my Kindle's.


Bezo's can choke on his outsourced based customer service ( over-seas), meddling in the ethical news content, and his giant ego.


In my book his billionaire status means nothing, especially when a major news source demonizes free speech and the pursuit of the the real truth.



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 04:01 PM
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originally posted by: imjack
a reply to: Realtruth


Please note that our criteria are behavioral. That means the characteristics of the propaganda outlets we identify are motivation-agnostic. For purposes of this definition it does not matter whether the sites listed here are being knowingly directed and paid by Russian intelligence officers, or whether they even knew they were echoing Russian propaganda at any particular point: If they meet these criteria, they are at the very least acting as bona-fide "useful idiots"



You can spin it however you want, but the ability to disseminate news, info and propaganda does not constitute "bona-fide useful idiots" in my book.

What it does allow is the fact that people are interacting with the news, instead of sitting there like drones absorbing the MSM BS. Sooner or later people start to see the patterns, errors in their ways, and the MSM, but internet interaction is paramount to "Deny ignorance".




posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 04:02 PM
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a reply to: muzzleflash


That's how criminal gangs operate, they create a fear and then you pay them to protect you. Not much has changed since Al Capone died.



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 04:07 PM
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originally posted by: Realtruth

originally posted by: imjack
a reply to: Realtruth


Please note that our criteria are behavioral. That means the characteristics of the propaganda outlets we identify are motivation-agnostic. For purposes of this definition it does not matter whether the sites listed here are being knowingly directed and paid by Russian intelligence officers, or whether they even knew they were echoing Russian propaganda at any particular point: If they meet these criteria, they are at the very least acting as bona-fide "useful idiots"



You can spin it however you want, but the ability to disseminate news, info and propaganda does not constitute "bona-fide useful idiots" in my book.

What it does allow is the fact that people are interacting with the news, instead of sitting there like drones absorbing the MSM BS. Sooner or later people start to see the patterns, errors in their ways, and the MSM, but internet interaction is paramount to "Deny ignorance".

I only quoted it because it was ignored far too long in the thread.

Is this thread fake news? They aren't even directly claiming they are connected to Russia.

It literally says they might not even know their opinions are the same as Russias.



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 04:16 PM
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a reply to: imjack

the irony here: we regurgitate THEIR news. LOL



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 04:16 PM
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a reply to: Cobaltic1978


It doesn't do much at all one way or the other, it may bring us a few more unique visitors which would certainly be nice but I doubt it... these things are pretty meaningless when they come from a third or second source like the site WaPo linked to.



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 04:19 PM
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DANG I'M A COMMIE lover?

NAW...THEY haven't thrown me OFF yet...I mean THERE are a few who WANT it, but....still free speech.
www.youtube.com...
edit on 26-11-2016 by cavtrooper7 because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 04:20 PM
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a reply to: ezramullins

Looks like I got some 'splainin to do at dinner tonight...

I must be the perfect Sleeper Agent, even *I* didnt know I was one.



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 04:23 PM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: imjack

the irony here: we regurgitate THEIR news. LOL


Yes, it's ironic. The question is spreading it here purposeful? Even if it is, it's not fair for ATS to be criticized by user content.

The integrity of ATS sourcing though is important.

To be fair, it seems like the most outrageous stories were attracted here for sensationalism on purpose. Even if fairly assessed. That holds some truth right?
edit on 26-11-2016 by imjack because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 05:13 PM
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a reply to: imjack

My thoughts:

It all boils down to confirmation bias. As a user generated content site, we rely on the membership to vet stories. This means that the first line of defense is the person posting it. Some folks have confirmation bias get in the way from time to time, so the membership is the next line of defense. And that usually does the trick, as our members are the worlds best at debunking lies.

Once something is proven to be a lie, when something is absurd or likely to bring legal liability, its placed in the HOAX or LOL forums. Sorcha Faal would be an example of someone who might just be trashed outright.

This isn't any "behind the scenes knowledge. Its what I noticed in my nearly 7 years here not moderating ATS. So im not bothering putting mod tags on this post. But in case it needs said: im not reciting any policy here....just what seems to happen most often.

To your other question....we ll have a duty to play in keeping the news real. We dont play it, though. This is a place for "alternative news" which will always have the risk of made up, sensationalized news. See the confirmtion bias argument above. I think that its a consumer driven market. If people would choose to not search for stories to support their viewpoints, but instead read stuff to develop their viewpoint, the world would likely be a better place. Because to do that would require a paradigm shift in consciousness. Which is another favorite ATS topic.



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 05:17 PM
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a reply to: ezramullins

Called it

originally posted by: SoulSurfer

originally posted by: IAMTAT
a reply to: loam

It's not coming...it's already here. Twitter is already doing it.


AAAAAND guess who's next to be added ? ATS, it will go that far.

So much for the New world order only being a conspiracy theory huh? they need to control the narrative because they are engaging in a coup right now.

OH and 200,000 ISIS members i mean *coughs* "Syrian refugees" are waiting to be deployed. at a time...like this.

its a hostile takeover by the left.

In this thread
They are going to try and control what you can read!

I wonder what else I'll be right on.



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 05:17 PM
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off-topic post removed to prevent thread-drift


 



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 05:25 PM
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a reply to: Ohanka




I like how Russia is supposedly on the brink of total collapse yet apparently has the resources to convince half the western world of their "propaganda".


Resources? You mean like a laptop and internet connection?

:-)



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 05:33 PM
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ATS is uniquely terrifying to "them" not because of the news posted here, but because of what you members do with it when it is.




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