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Our link was blocked on Facebook when I tried to share it in so-called “private messages” (obviously realizing that the idea of there being anything private on Facebook is entirely laughable). I was given a warning that the security team found the link to my article was not “secure” and it would have to be removed before I could send a message.
My video features a Congressman speaking on the House floor about a very alarming bill that was recently passed — not “fake news”. In fact, if you watch the video yourself, you’ll probably agree with me when I say I wish like hell it was fake.
originally posted by: lordcomac
They can, and are doing it. It is legal, it's just bit right.
The line between what is right and what is legal it's pretty obvious in many cases. Hopefully this helps to wake up the masses, rather than prep them for full on propaganda mode
originally posted by: Krakatoa
With all due respect, each of those organizations you mentioned are private entities and not an official arm of or affiliated with the U.S. government. Therefore, they can decide what is acceptable on their systems. If it was to government making those decisions it would be a violation of the 1st amendment, but it is not. This is a very important distinction where the constitution is concerned, and one that many do misunderstand.
originally posted by: drewlander
I've been meaning to start a thread on this topic. Fake news is a former of entertainment as far as I'm concerned. The MSM has shaken the confidence of the public in the quality of the news being reported.
Rather than banning free speech, we should be focusing on why no one trusts the MSM to restore their confidence. Instead of passing legislation in conflict with the first ammendment, maybe what we really need is to pass legislation that requires truthful, accurate and complete reporting for news outlets that desire to be recognized as credible sources. Maybe even guidelines on the amount of airtime allowed or required for certain subjects.
originally posted by: neutronflux
It's been proven our government and foreign governments pay companies like CNN to more or less run favorable news stories/ propaganda.
Who is monitoring the third party companies tasked with labeling fake news not being bribed by the same governments.