The Frightening Rise Of Fake News

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Last week, potential President-elect Hillary Clinton delivered a stark warning about the exponential rise in fake news over the unregulated internet, particularly over the last year, and the dangers it poses to civilization. Experts now agree that fake news was one of the key forces that helped Donald Trump steal the Presidency from what looked like a sure win for Hillary, and government regulators are now beginning to take it more seriously and take bold steps towards filtering it.

Sites like Infowars, run by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, conservative fake news aggregator Drudge.com, and fake financial news site Zerohedge.com, have risen to prominence through manipulation of the facts and sensational reporting, which smears respected politicians, public figures and financiers, while promoting radical right-wing ideologies and political candidates. Virtually every fake news source openly praised or endorsed Trump during this election, while launching an unprecedented disinformation campaign against Hillary using the stolen and forged Wikileaks documents.

Putin has artfully exploited this wave of fake news to promote his own agenda, latching onto fake news headlines and sharing them through the Russian propaganda outlet RT. The UK government has been leading the war against Russia’s propaganda campaign by delivering pages of regulatory guidance for reporters throughout the country on what they can and cannot report, and even threatening to shut down RT’s UK bank account if they refuse to cease their subversive activities.

Experts have also determined that the shock Brexit vote could not have happened without fake news sources reporting scare stories about the drawbacks and supposed ‘risks’ of European unity, which included a disgusting campaign of hate-speech against Muslim immigrants, sparking a wave of Islamaphobic hatred across Europe. Following the disasters of Brexit and Trump, the EU issued an emergency warning to social media giants to filter fake news within 24 hours or face dire consequences, and many including Reddit have duly complied by filtering out links to the conspiracy sites like Infowars, among others.

For years, fake news outlets were a minor inconvenience, occasionally sucking in gullible readers and spreading mistrust of respected politicians. But recently, fake news has become a much more serious problem, threatening to undo decades of political progress and ushering in a new wave of global fascism. Government regulators are starting to recognize the severity of this threat, and are starting to take bold actions to counter it. I urge world leaders to move fast though, because if this fire is not put out soon, there is a risk that the Streisand Effect could propel discredited fake news outlets to even greater prominence and influence. The time to act is now, and we must be bold, vicious and determined in order to recapture the narrative and steer the world away from darkness and back in the direction of progress. The future of our children, and of our planet depends on it.

KittyKittyBangBang
KittyKittyBangBang

alot a fakin goin on… … libral came clean today…..

https://postimg.org/image/sr9beodjl/

i new it bout libral and i no it bout mdb … come clean mbd… whos payin you clintin or soros ?????

#fake-news

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

For goodness’ sake – what is wrong with taking money from a well-known philanthropist in order to promote social justice issues? If Trump can take money from Peter Thiel, then we can take money from Soros! Grow up, conservatives!

Sugarlock
Sugarlock

Mr. Kitty, I still can’t understand your Russian accent. I’m surprised other people can. Your cover was blown by Accredited Times some time ago. Why don’t you go back home to Moscow?

richandrenee

It’s little wonder that large mainstream news sources are coming to the Accredited Times for information about fake news – the new fake-news flag has been a magnificent success already.

We can’t mention any names but just today we were contacted by a very famous journalist – sniffing around for a scoop.

ajmassterg@gmail.com
ajmassterg@gmail.com

Congratulations!
It’ll be any day now when objective and unbiased media outlets like Wapo or Huffpo start quoting articles from Accredited Times. Keep up the good work.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

It’s very exciting. I sense that the AT is going to be a contender for a Pulitzer Prize in years to come!

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

Yes, you’re right. Hillary WILL be the next US President! We HAVE to make it happen!

Black Lives Matter

She won. And, yes, she’s a womyn. The alt-right kooks need to get used to it. Hillary Rodham Clinton is America’s 45th President.

Black Lives Matter

The worst was when the alt-right acted like Spirit Cooking was some kind of bizarre activity instead of a normal part of Thelema ritual. That kind of “speech” really infringes on freedom of religion, which is another reason why it needs to be banned.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

I just looked up Thelema on the accredited Wikipedia, and they say it’s a religion about love, not satanism! These alt-right freaks had everybody believing there was some sinister, evil component to spirit cooking! Fake news!

Black Lives Matter

If it’s in Wikipedia, it is definitely true. Wikipedia has many progressive editors who ensure that only accredited content makes its way onto the site.

Fuckyou
Fuckyou

MDB is fake news, and has been for years, a real piece of excrement.

#fake-news

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

Zerohedge is fake news. Get a life!

James \"The Stomper\" Patersen
James \"The Stomper\" Patersen

Why do jews like to watch their porn backwards?

Because they like to see the hookers give the money back.

#hate-speech

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

Antisemitism is HATE SPEECH! I’ve contacted homeland security about your comment – you’ll be receiving a knock on the door shortly!

KittyKittyBangBang
KittyKittyBangBang

andason coopa shuld be in adx florance… ..eatin nutraloaf…. HA HA HA

Regressive Party ChairMAN
Regressive Party ChairMAN

The title made me laugh.

Fake news has always been a big part of US politics and is nothing new.

http://hoaxes.org/archive/permalink/benjamin_franklin

drb6
drb6

Benjamin Franklin was a white male, and a slave-owner, so it is not surprising that he was a pioneer for disseminating fake news.

trav777

as the former French PM said, French people should simply LEARN TO LIVE with the issue of “terrorism” which isn’t even actually aggression….it’s merely a REACTION to the Crusades and other offenses by Europeans against arabs for millions of years.

How would YOU feel if a European came into YOUR home and butchered billions of your people right in front of you? You’d be justifiably angry and filled with rage. This is the reality for muslims in Europe.

Fake news needs to be banned. It’s the scourge of our time. The internet, which started out as a beacon of freedom and democratization of information has been hijacked by evil actors like Russia, the most aggressive nation in the world and an enemy to progressivism everywhere, to turn into nonstop conspiracy theories and false claims.

RT was showing Tottenham and it looked, if you watched it, like black people were rioting and burning everything in sight. But that was NOT what you saw on CNN. RT has commentators who string together sentences coherently, which is NOT what you see on CNN or other western accredited news sources. RT shows various news events that were NEVER even shown on CNN or MSNBC. Therefore, RT is clearly propaganda. If CNN didn’t show it, then it NEVER HAPPENED, ok? The way CNN presents information is THE way information should be presented and they are the ones who are entitled to tell you how to think!

If you are even looking at things like WikiLeaks you are probably breaking the law and either way committing sedition against proper values and proper thought.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

Absolutely right. The primary role of the accredited media is to provide people with the correct conclusions, and the information they need to see, not information that will contradict the correct conclusions and confuse people. Imagine if CNN were to report that Muslims are more likely to commit acts of terror? That would promote Islamaphobia and hate. It should therefore not be reported, and instead accredited conclusions should be presented, with information and facts to support them.

rodo123
rodo123

Trav you are right on. I do not watch Rt except when they have something interesting but I can see based on your points that in fact they are propaganda from Putin and do not deserve to have access to any Americans television or internet for that matter.
Please keep supplying more info so that we can understand how RT is total fake news and also based on your proof I will never again search wikileaks.

drb6
drb6

I advise you to stop watching RT at once. Instead, watch CNN, especially the news about celebrities. Knowledge about Kardashian diets and backsides goes a long way. It is way more important than any Wikileaks – if not, then why would accredited news channels talk about celebrities on daily basis?

This is Life
This is Life

Jesus saves

drb6
drb6

Jesus Martinez or Jesus Gonzalez? They both live within a short distance from my house, so I need to know whom of them should I contact to be saved.

Black Flies Matter
Black Flies Matter

Jesus Martinez saved me thousands $$$ on a re-roofing job at my house…just saying.

drb6
drb6

Thanks, the original poster was not very informative. Since I also need to re-roof my house, I will talk to Jesus Martinez to be saved.

rodo123
rodo123

BFM. Thank you for the good word for our Mexican Latino friends who provide roofing services. I am in need of a full tear off (thats what they call it any way) and reroof.
Should I go with their price in total or per square?
They tell me they will bring a dumpster big enough for the whole job.
However i am a bit concerned since they say they cant give me a set price on new boards on the roof until they tear it off and see what is needed.

Should I worry about the two teenage girls living next door if these guys come to do the job?

Black Flies Matter
Black Flies Matter

Rodo, Jesus and his 12 snackbar sidekicks can tear off your roof in about 30 minutes…an replace it in the next 30 minutes, at half the price. As far as the teenage girls, well, you should be worried…very worried.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

#CheckYourChristianPrivilege

Black Flies Matter
Black Flies Matter

“If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.” – MT

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

If you’re talking about fake news sources I agree. If you’re talking about accredited news, then you’re flat out wrong.

Alexander
Alexander

Fortunately, neither the Brexit vote nor the Trump vote were binding. As for me, I trust the democratically elected bipartisan Electoral College to determine who will be the next US president.

Black Lives Matter

Seriously. It’s obvious that Hillary will win this, but even in the HIGHLY UNLIKELY SCENARIO that Hillary doesn’t win (<1%, according to the accredited media), nothing is stopping the electors from choosing a much more palatable, unifying candidate, like John McCain, Lindsey Graham, or Michelle Obama. If the Democrats unify behind a moderate pick, all they have to do is to pick off 38 out of 306 Republican electors. Who would the Republican electors rather have, John McCain or the Orange Fascist? If Hillary doesn't win, we're almost certainly looking at a President McCain, a President Graham, or a President Obama (Michelle).

Merlyn Rattanchair
Merlyn Rattanchair

Indeed. Why not have the Most Beautiful Woman In the World (TM) running the greatest country in the world? Oooh, wait. That actually sounds a tad fascistic.

rodo123
rodo123

So right Million dollar bonus. thank you for providing this one and only true news site.
You are right about these other fake scam sites. Particulalry this zerohedge site. Nothing but KKK, gold hoarding, total sexist anti gay rants.

those kind of sites and like brietbart also are needing to be nuked.

This is Life
This is Life

The gift is free

TrueDat
TrueDat

Im so scared, there is fake news out there. Quick someone protect me.

Wait, is this accredited times?

Black Lives Matter

It’s okay — this is the Accredited Times. You are safe. Your feelings are valid. You are secure. This is a safe space.

Sugarlock
Sugarlock

MAYDAY!! MAYDAY!! RUSSIAN HACKING. I am able to edit everybody’s comments. I added stuff to 3 of TrueDat’s comments in this article and the kitty cat article and decided to quit fooling around and report the problem. I can do this with the Chromium browser (LInux MInt). But I can’t with Firefox. Ironically, I usually can’t edit my own comments.

Black Lives Matter

It seems certain of TruDat’s posts contained Russian propaganda and interactions with Putin’s intelligence operatives. I’ve flagged this post as Russian propaganda pending a review and further briefing by intelligence agencies. We need to understand your involvement with the Russians, Sugarlock.

I find it highly unlikely that you magically were able to “edit” everyone’s articles. Sounds like the work of a Russian hacker.

КГБ
КГБ

@Sugarloaf – Не делай это опять

#russian-propaganda

richandrenee

Piss off KGB!!!

Don’t worry about them everyone – there’s very little they can do while Obama’s still president.

Alexander
Alexander

There are two important points to understand about the electoral college. First, the electoral college is unconstitutional because the winner of the popular vote is the rightful president according to basic democratic principles of one vote per person. Second, the electoral college is critical for ensuring against foreign influence is U.S. elections.

Alexander
Alexander

“Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard law professor, has said that he and several legal experts believe that Hillary Clinton has strong legal grounds to challenge the constitutionality of her loss to Donald Trump under the Electoral College system in the Supreme Court.” Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/3779026/hillary-clinton-has-grounds-to-challenge-constitutionality-of-electoral-college-and-become-u-s-president-harvard-expert-lawrence-lessig-says/#KbFTc1kipRoOp2vu.99)

Alexander
Alexander

“Alarmed by Trump’s rhetoric and the possibility that Russia might have undue influence in a Trump administration, Harvard Law School professor LAWRENCE LESSIG has created The Electors Trust, a platform for electors from different states to strategize an anti-Trump effort.” http://www.oregonlive.com/today/index.ssf/2016/12/electoral_college_revolt_again.html

This is Life
This is Life

Love thy enemy

#russian-propaganda

Black Flies Matter
Black Flies Matter

Hate thy friends…Amen sweet Jesus

#hate-speech

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