Sunday, June 16, 2019

Pew: Americans Say Fake News Is Bigger Problem than ‘Climate Change’

from Watts Up With That:

From Breitbart

As a whole, Americans believe that fake news is also a bigger problem for the country than racism, illegal immigration, terrorism, and sexism.

Americans who say fake news is a “very big problem” outnumber those who say the same about “climate change,” according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center.

“Many Americans say the creation and spread of made-up news and information is causing significant harm to the nation and needs to be stopped,” the survey revealed, with a full fifty percent of the population describing it as a very big problem as opposed to 46 percent who say the same of climate change.

Gizmodo and the Liberal World Order Decepticons

by Phil Butler, New Eastern Outlook:

Here’s another good one for you. Gizmodo is now sure that Vladimir Putin and his Russian minions created a veritable network powered by Twitter Decepticons aimed at presidential candidate Hillary (Mrs. Optimus Prime) Clinton. Here’s an initial look into who is really manipulating social media for evil.

Now that the Trump-Putin conspiracy to turn the U.S.A. into a satellite of a new U.S.S.R. has been proven to be a hoax, it appears the liberal world order is turning up the stinky gas on Mr. Putin. Using a report provided by American cybersecurity company Symantec,

Gizmodo was just sold to Great Hill Partners, an equity and venture capital fund run by CEO Christopher (Chris) Gaffney, who also happens to be the Director at Ikon Science Limited in the EU. Pertinent to my “Decepticons” introduction, Ikon Science has joined the National Oceanography Centre, Shell, BP and OEAGHG in an initiative to close the gap on the missing research available for Carbon Capture and Storage. Please digest this tidbit for a moment.

US Media Spreads False Claims About Purging of North Korean Official

by Ben Norton, Consortium News:

The episode exposes non-existent editorial standards on official enemies, writes Ben Norton.

The corporate media’s editorial standards for reporting on official enemies of the U.S., especially North Korea, are as low as ever. Blatantly false stories are regularly circulated by leading news outlets without any kind of accountability.

In the latest example, virtually every major media outlet reported that a senior North Korean official named Kim Yong-chol was supposedly forced into a “labor camp,” as part of a larger deadly “purge.”

Thirty-Two Tips For Navigating A Society That Is Full Of Propaganda And Manipulation

by Caitlin Johnstone, Caitlin Johnstone:

For as long as there has been human language, humans have been using it to manipulate one another. The fact that it is possible to skillfully weave a collection of symbolic mouth noises together in such a way as to extract favors, concessions, votes and consent from other humans has made manipulation so common that it now pervades our society from top to bottom, from personal relationships between two people to international relationships between government agencies and the public.

New Website Credder Aims to Fight Fake News, Promote Real Journalism

by Alan Macleod, MintPress News:

The only fake news solutions being proposed were Google or Facebook censoring on our behalf or some AI for news that would come save the day. Ultimately, all the proposed solutions were about outsourcing our critical thinking skills. So we thought ‘what if there was a Yelp for news, connecting news consumers?’” — Credder Co-founder Chase Palmieri

o you trust the media? Most people don’t. A 2017 study of nine Western countries found that in not one did a majority of people think traditional news or social media sorted fact from fiction well. Trust in media has been falling since the 1970s, and particularly in the last few years, as alternative media challenged mainstream narratives and companies like Facebook and Google AdSense deprived traditional media of advertising income.

Plummeting Ratings For CNN / MSNBC Proves Once You’re Caught Lying…

by Rory Hall, The Daily Coin:

The American public is losing confidence in the biggest names in news. The ratings for the former new titans continues to plummet. The numbers are so bad that CNN doesn’t even make the top ten list for prime time viewing. MSNBC and CNN thought they could lie their way to the top of the media mountain. It would’ve worked except for one thing…lies usually get exposed.

A Cure for Deep Fakes? AI-Driven Imaging System Protects Authenticity

from Activist Post:

AP Editor’s Note: Joe Rogan has been among those who are bringing more popular awareness to the problem of increasingly accurate creations of fake images, videos and voice (see here and here).

It appears that researchers are turning to artificial intelligence to thwart artificial intelligence by using digital watermarks to verify authenticity.  It’s important to note that they do not address audio production, only image and video.

Trump Broke CNN’: Layoffs Continue To Rock Network – Former Employees Trash Company As Ratings Plummet

by Pamela Geller, Freedom OutPost:

President Trump has had unprecedented success in the first 2.5 years of his administration. However, delegitimizing CNN is one of Trump’s great accomplishments.

For years, CNN had consistently produced some of the most fake, bias, and utterly hateful content on television with impunity: that is until the election of President Donald J. Trump. President Trump has brilliantly and joyfully exposed CNN’s bias, has humiliated their correspondents and executives, and has accurately branded the Left-wing network as fake news.

“We’re Being Played”: Tucker Carlson Features Leaked Syria Chemical Attack Memo

from The Mind Unleashed:

On Thursday night Fox’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” featured rare prime time coverage of the bombshell leaked OPCW report which refuted key events surrounding the April 2018 alleged chemical gas attack in Douma, Syria — which resulted in massive US and allied airstrikes on Damascus, nearly leading to a major war at the time. And now new allegations are looming which could once again lead to US airstrikes on Syria.

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is the international chemical weapons watchdog group which has worked in tandem with the UN to investigation claimed Sarin and chlorine gas attack sites in Syria. The smoking gun document, Tucker said in opening remarks, vindicates his and others’ past skepticism. He said:

Exclusive: Former CNN Pro-Trump Contributors Allege Network ‘Openly Despises Conservatives’

by Wade Heath, Mediaite:

Finding a pro-Trump voice on CNN got more difficult this week as it was reported that the president has called upon former Virginia Attorney General and CNN contributor Ken Cuccinelli to fill a Homeland Security post.

Cuccinelli had been a contributor at the network until Tuesday when CNN’s John King mentioned he’s “no longer” a part of the commentator line-up, further thinning and already slim roster of right-wing viewpoints at the channel.

Delingpole: Mass Species Extinction Is Fake News, Says Greenpeace Co-Founder Patrick Moore

by James Delingpole, Breitbart:

Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore has testified to Congress on the imminent Sixth Great Extinction predicted in a recent UN report. His verdict could hardly be more devastating to the cause of environmental alarmism: he says there is no evidence to support these doomsday predictions whatsoever.

Moore – whose role in co-founding Greenpeace is so embarrassing to the organisation that it has tried to airbrush him out of its history – was appearing as a witness before the House Subcommittee on Water, Oceans and Wildlife.