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Latest News in the War on Alternative Media: Authoritarians Using “Fake News” Agenda to Arrest Journalists

Now that the fake news meme has gone global thanks to the establishment media, authoritarians are using it to arrest journalists. Egypt detains Jazeera reporter over ‘fake news’… https://t.co/bTn8TUVkfF — DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) December 25, 2016 On Christmas, the defense minister of Pakistan threatened to nuke Israel in response to a tweet said to be…

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Facebook Plans to Bury Alternative News

Editor’s Note: Because we always knew that “fake news” was really just another way of saying “alternative, independent news” that isn’t controllable and refuses to tow the establishment line. Facebook has decided to make it easier for Snopes, Factcheck.org, ABC News, the Associated Press, and PolitiFact to flag “fake news.” What this means is alternative…

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Facebook to Censor “Fake News” With Help from Fact Checkers Snopes, Politifact, ABC News, and WAPO’s Fact Checker

by Joseph Jankowski After Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg denounced the idea that fake news influenced the U.S. election as “a pretty crazy idea,” the social network has decided to fold under the pressure of current media narratives and will take measures to censor what is labeled “fake news” on users news feeds. Facebook is partnering with…

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Here It Comes: EU Threatens “Action” If Facebook Doesn’t Censor All “Fake News” and “Hate Speech” Within 24 Hours

Did you know that earlier this spring, many U.S. tech megacompanies including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Microsoft all signed a “code of conduct” pledge promising the European Union they would work with an unelected EU commission to “sanction” and “criminalize” “individual perpetrators” of “hate speech” online. In addition, these companies have signed up to “promote…

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Indoctrination Alert! Yahoo Calls for ‘Educating Children In Media Literacy to Combat Fake News’

By Joseph Jankowski Writing for Yahoo News, National Political Columnist Matt Bai provides a suggestion to combat the so-called “fake news” epidemic that has become a major talking point of the mainstream media since Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election. According to Bai, we should be “teaching our kids how to consume” information in an age…

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