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Fake news about Vikings stadium sheltering homeless goes viral

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posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 09:49 AM
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As the temperatures dropped dangerously to single digits in the Minneapolis area one twitter user decided to pots a tweet saying the viking were opening up the stadium to homeless people to stay warm.

Great idea right? All the MSM thought so too so they all ran with the heartwarming story of the vikings caring about homeless people.

Problem is the twitter user made it all up, he has no affiliation with the team or the stadium.

So the MSM runs with this story on 1 guys tweet and causes a sh!tstorm Minnesota.

Fake news at its finest. Will Obama and Facebook put the sites that ran with this on their list?


temperatures in Minneapolis plummeted below zero on Sunday, word spread on Twitter that the Minnesota Vikings would open their 66,000-seat indoor stadium for the city's homeless to take shelter for the night.

Local blogger Jake Nyberg was the first to post about the plan.

"As homeless in Mpls face record cold, @Vikings offer to open 'The People's Stadium' overnight," Nyberg wrote in a tweet that has since been deleted.

"It's a proud night to be a @Vikings fan and a Minnesotan," he said in another.

Before long, the story erupted. The verified account of a user named David Dellanave posted about it, drawing thousands of retweets and likes. Multiple news outlets, some citing Dellanave's tweet, published articles about the supposed homeless shelter plan, among them CBS and Yahoo Sports.

By Monday, though, the feel-good rumor about the city helping its neediest residents had transmogrified into the latest case study on how fake news goes viral.

Nyberg admitted he made the whole thing up. Dellanave conceded he was in on the hoax. Nyberg has since deactivated his Twitter account, and the two men have apologized, saying their intent was to shame the Vikings into addressing homelessness in the city.


www.chicagotribune.com...
edit on 20-12-2016 by goou111 because: (no reason given)




posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 10:25 AM
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lone wolf user making # up,
or were they paid off by the fbi to further the ban-fake-news agenda?

Getting awful tired of this push for censorship.



posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 10:26 AM
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Add these outlets to the MSM naughty list?

No.

Pressure the Vikings to let homeless people sleep in the stadium because it seems like a good idea?

Probably.



posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 10:40 AM
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I'm so confused. Does Journalism education end after that one year book club in highschool or.....???

Seems to me like fake news has been around forever, but now the MSM are just as bad as "the sun" or w/e you'd see at walmart with "baby from the titanic survived but never aged" on the cover.... really? Where have all the good journalists gone? What ever happened to researching a story before publishing it? Stupid technology has everyone brainwashed for the clicks, the more clicks, the more $$$ so who cares if it's real or not any more I guess......

Shameful.

Is there not one good MSM outlet that will do their job the way it was meant to be done?

-Alee



posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 10:40 AM
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All of America's huge sports stadiums double as FEMA mass incarceration facilities. I would never voluntarily go to one.



posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 10:50 AM
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originally posted by: starviego
All of America's huge sports stadiums double as FEMA mass incarceration facilities. I would never voluntarily go to one.


Dave Hodges also told us that martial law would be implemented October 1st and foreign troops would be patrolling our streets starting that day.

That guy is 0-for-everything.



posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 10:53 AM
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a reply to: goou111

Isnt this more of a hoax than fake news?

Not sure, but fake news should originate with NEWS, and a news story by a station, or government agency (same thing?)

Still pretty low thing to do,season and all.

And all the vets that come home to a divorce, PTSD, missing limbs, and NO HOME.

Hope this guy ends up outside too.



posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 10:59 AM
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originally posted by: ReakHavik
a reply to: goou111

Isnt this more of a hoax than fake news?

Not sure, but fake news should originate with NEWS, and a news story by a station, or government agency (same thing?)

Still pretty low thing to do,season and all.

And all the vets that come home to a divorce, PTSD, missing limbs, and NO HOME.

Hope this guy ends up outside too.



It would be just a hoax if all the MSM outlets did not run with the story without any research whatsoever.

This would have easily been debunked with 25 seconds of research.

ATS would have proved hoax on the 1st page.



posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 11:08 AM
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Make sure that every source that reported it is added to the fake news organizations list.



posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 11:08 AM
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a reply to: goou111

Every single bit of this story is fake news. Worse, it is fake news about fake news. Worse than that, it capitalized off of the very real plight of the homeless to create another fake news "incident" so they can further support this entire contrived bull# trend designed solely for the purpose of making the public doubt or outright dismiss anything that is categorized as "fake news", rather than actually bothering to think for themselves.

Worst of all, though, is that even after the lame excuse was presented that it was really just a poorly thought out ploy to "shame" the Vikings into sheltering the freezing homeless in their city from dangerously frigid temperatures, still not one shred of a f*ck was given for those people by anyone. Apparently, not only can the Vikings not be shamed, but neither can the city government who actually do have the means to give these needy people sanctuary. No one seems to care about the actual real, living people who have truly been wronged here; used as bait to push an agenda as if they're just lab rats in an experiment, expendable and insignificant.

How many of the people who are so outraged by the "fake news" are equally outraged by the fact that there are so many people without shelter in this big city that the claim was made that a goddamned football stadium cannot house them for one night? Where is the public outcry for them? No...let's just whine and cry all over social media about how we have been so persecuted and traumatized by "fake news" instead. Because that is so much more of a legitimate hardship than real human suffering.

Anyone who buys into this bull# needs a foot up their ass, right where their head is firmly lodged. Period. Paragraph.



posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 03:34 PM
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The mayor of Minneapolis was my babysitter in the 80s. She is an extremely moral and caring individual-her father was a cardiologist-I can assure all that she deeply cares about the plight of the homeless and this is a huge issue for her.

I personally worked at churches that were using their facilities to provide shelter and whatever else their needs were. This included education and school supplies for homeless children.

Minneapolis is actually one of the most organized and caring cities for the homeless especially due to the weather. Both public and private sectors are quite cooperative in their efforts.

This fool for attention with his fake news needs to be punished especially if any homeless person suffers form believing there was shelter at the stadium.



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