Posts Tagged ‘Fake news’
Posted by Martin C. Fox on March 22, 2017
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Posted by Martin C. Fox on February 23, 2017
Whether you call such criticism “propaganda” or “dissent,” it is absurd to blame it all on Russia. When it comes to “destabilizing people’s trust in institutions,” the E.U. — especially with its inept handling of the Great Recession and its clumsy response to the Syrian refugee crisis — is doing a bang-up job on its own without Russian help. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Martin C. Fox on February 21, 2017
“Nothing can be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle.” – Thomas Jefferson, former President, in a letter to John Norvell, 14 June 1807.
“What is special about WikiLeaks is that it’s not just another damn story,” said Assange, “it’s not just another damn journalist putting their damn byline, advertising themselves and their position on another damn story.”
“You’re not reading pre-weaponised knowledge,” Assange said in discussing WikiLeaks vast database of information. “When you read a newspaper article, you are reading weaponised text that is designed to affect a person just like you… I think that is the real beauty of WikiLeaks… it is that sea of information, that treasure, that intellectual treasure, that rebel library of Alexandria you can go into.”
Fake News is not a new idea. Even without phrases like “weaponized text” Jefferson makes his point elegantly.
Posted by Martin C. Fox on February 12, 2017
In some ways kids will be the easiest to educate.
Don’t like the sound of that! Especially if he wants government to do the fixing.
Tim Cook knows better than to think government can fix anything. There must be a worm in his Apple.
Posted by Martin C. Fox on January 24, 2017
Like many bad things, fake news starts with government and its lackys in the MSM. CIA, NYT, WaPo how many times have we seen this?
Posted by Martin C. Fox on January 23, 2017
So the upshot is if want the truth we go to UK’s left wing (there is no right wing in UK) Daily Mail or Russia’s RT.
Posted by Martin C. Fox on January 21, 2017
Fake news is as old as government. If you are just figuring that out read the link. If not, no surprises here.
Posted by Martin C. Fox on January 17, 2017
Fake news WaPo says ads are fake
If the Demand Protest ads are ruses, however, someone has gone to a great deal of trouble to sell the scam. The classifieds are running in at least two dozen cities, including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Dallas and Houston, and the company operates a slick website that includes contact information.
A San Francisco phone number listed on the website was answered with a voice-mail message identifying the company by name. A request for comment left Monday evening was not immediately returned.
The website, which says that the company has provided 1,817 operatives for 48 campaigns, promises “deniability,” assuring clients that “we can ensure that all actions will appear genuine to media and public observers.”