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U.K. Bans the words fake news in official documents

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posted on Oct, 26 2018 @ 09:21 AM
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Even thd BBC is highly slanted nowadays. Brexit MAY cause injury to the horneyback toad.

Thhere is no facts....just some5hing might happen. To me that is fake news..
Its scaremongering.


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posted on Oct, 26 2018 @ 09:22 AM
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originally posted by: 727Sky
UK bans the phrase ‘fake news’

When I first heard this I thought it was for everyone but after checking it is only for official documents. Hummm... I wonder why they felt it was important to make this kind of ruling ? youtu.be...


Is it still ok to call it phony news? I don't want to get in trouble.



posted on Oct, 26 2018 @ 09:23 AM
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originally posted by: shooterbrody

originally posted by: 727Sky
UK bans the phrase ‘fake news’

When I first heard this I thought it was for everyone but after checking it is only for official documents. Hummm... I wonder why they felt it was important to make this kind of ruling ? youtu.be...

oh
I thought they were busy working on brexit.....
who knew?


First things first.



posted on Oct, 26 2018 @ 09:24 AM
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originally posted by: Athetos
The Ministry of Truth has spoken.
'War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.'
-INGSOC
a reply to: 727Sky


Doesn't that just creep you out. We are living 1984.



posted on Oct, 26 2018 @ 09:25 AM
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a reply to: RAY1990




I want my government to be accountable and accurate, I don't want it using words that can be misconstrued. I want it to have a grasp of the English language and uphold a standard


Good luck with that, do you know of any such governments?



posted on Oct, 26 2018 @ 09:27 AM
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a reply to: TruthxIsxInxThexMist

No.

It's about official documents, nothing about free speech or even the law.
a reply to: surfer_soul

It's a fairly new phrase, barely if ever used before it became popular. Beforehand such things were usually described with humoured profanity... Such as "what a load of bollocks".



posted on Oct, 26 2018 @ 09:30 AM
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FFS, nothing to see here.

The government has banned the term 'fake news' in official government documents and communications as a parliamentary committee has deemed the term 'poorly defined and misleading', which it is.

Anyone can use the term 'fake news' when writing something or talking, it's not an issue.

Just government documents, reports etc will not contain the phrase and will use some other terminology deemed more grammatically correct and accurate.

A massive mountain out of the smallest molehill.....just an another excuse to push the illusion that people in the UK and other countries are somehow 'less free' than Americans.
All it does is re-inforce the stereotype of American ignorance and arrogance.

Fortunately I know that sterotype is not representative of all Americans.



posted on Oct, 26 2018 @ 09:31 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky
In fact that makes sense.
The phrase "fake news" is a value-judgement, and also a slang expression without a clear definition. Those are two good reasons for not having it in official documents. That's not what official documents are for.

If they are finding it necessary to say so, it may be a symptom that uneducated idiots without any sense of appropriate language have been getting in on the act.



posted on Oct, 26 2018 @ 09:33 AM
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To be fair....when my wife jumps my butt for something i accuse her of fake news.





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posted on Oct, 26 2018 @ 09:34 AM
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a reply to: RAY1990

I’m well aware of that, but my question to you was simple enough. Do you know of any governments that are really accountable and accurate?



posted on Oct, 26 2018 @ 09:35 AM
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originally posted by: RAY1990
a reply to: TruthxIsxInxThexMist

No.

It's about official documents, nothing about free speech or even the law.
a reply to: surfer_soul

It's a fairly new phrase, barely if ever used before it became popular. Beforehand such things were usually described with humoured profanity... Such as "what a load of bollocks".
that term is masogynistic now. Its male toxicity....or something like that.



posted on Oct, 26 2018 @ 09:38 AM
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Perhaps they want to get rid of it because we Brits tend to frown on US political bollocks seeping across the Pond and contaminating our society with it's toxic nonsense? Just a thought.



posted on Oct, 26 2018 @ 09:41 AM
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a reply to: surfer_soul

I'd personally say it's easy to have opinions... A little harder to challenge a government or challenge it's accountability and/or inaccuracies.

Then again, it isn't that hard to challenge them either. Nor to raise awareness, not in this day and age.



posted on Oct, 26 2018 @ 09:42 AM
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Whstever....ya'll are the flies to our poop.


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posted on Oct, 26 2018 @ 09:44 AM
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a reply to: lakenheath24

How are things working out for you chaps in our former Colony?



posted on Oct, 26 2018 @ 09:46 AM
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Waàaaaaaàaaaaaay better thank you.


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posted on Oct, 26 2018 @ 09:47 AM
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a reply to: lakenheath24

You sure about that?




posted on Oct, 26 2018 @ 09:47 AM
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a reply to: lakenheath24

Lock me up!

But then if I'm to be honest, taking me to court over such a phrase in order to prove I hate females would be utterly ridiculous.

It would be laughed out of court. Especially given the context I used it in.



posted on Oct, 26 2018 @ 09:49 AM
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Because that little phrase was waking up the masses to the propaganda, spin and outright BS spewed by teh majority of media outlets.



posted on Oct, 26 2018 @ 09:52 AM
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a reply to: and14263

I think you will find that we Brits had already thought about that for ourselves some time ago.




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