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originally posted by: matafuchs
a reply to: Phage
So a tweet from a year ago is to you a 'threat' to remove their license?
“Fake @NBCNews made up a story that I wanted a ‘tenfold’ increase in our U.S. nuclear arsenal. Pure fiction, made up to demean. NBC = CNN!” Trump wrote on Twitter, equating the two TV news outlets he has most often lashed out against. “With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!”
He is stating that with all of the fake news when do you challenge whether they are a real news agency. I see nothing wrong with this statement.
I spent months ridiculing the idea that 12 Russian trolls posting on facebook had a significant effect on the election.
We were told how 12 russian trolls spending a few thousand bucks on facebook could swing or greatly influence an election.
If a dozen russian trolls using social media could have such an impact for one side
Myself and others keep telling the people that dislike trump; be careful cheering for corruption or ridiculous arguments, because these same tactics may be used by trump against people you like.
Over the next four years, Media Matters will focus on achieving the following outcomes:
Serial misinformers and right-wing propagandists inhabiting everything from social media to the highest levels of government will be exposed.
Internet and social media platforms, like Google and Facebook, will no longer uncritically and without consequence host and enrich fake news sites and propagandists.
Toxic alt-right social media-fueled harassment campaigns that silence dissent and poison our national discourse will be punished and halted
After Facebook responded to our campaign by acknowledging the problem of fake news and agreeing to do something about it, we began a dialogue. It became clear from these conversations that Facebook needed our help in fully understanding the problem and identifying concrete solutions. Further, it also became clear that we had information and insight that they didn't have that was helpful in educating them on the full scope of the problem. For example, Media Matters had a detailed map of the constellation of right-wing Facebook pages t hat had been the biggest purveyors of fake news- as well as insight into the food chain of fake news and how it was moving through the Facebook ecosystem.
Similarly, after Google revised their terms of service in order to prohibit so-called fake news sites from using their advertising network, it was Media Matters that had the information necessary to identify 40 of the worst fake news sites to which this policy applied .
The web should remain free, even if it is currently run by douche-tard leftist assholes
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: trb71
To be fair, Obama was fairly negative about press that is considered right leaning and regularly told people not to listen to it.