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  • Fake News what it is and why it is

    There are many factors behind the rise of so-called fake news, whether it's stories filled with hyper-inflated rumor and innuendo, or actual hoaxes that have been created and distributed by groups for political or financial gain. Facebook's pushing of our emotional buttons is part of the picture - since it is blamed for helping distribute a lot of fake news - but so is what some researchers say is an increase in political tribalism.
    According to a study published in the American Journal of Political Science, entitled Fear and Loathing Across Party Lines, the intense feelings of loyalty or pride that people have for their political affiliation-and, by extension, the negative feelings they have toward those they see as their opponents-has intensified over the past few decades.
    This phenomenon has become so powerful a predictor of behavior, even outside the realm of politics, that the researchers who did the study say that political affiliation now has more influence on what people do and how they behave than race does.
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinio...cid=spartandhp

    I think some food for thought for memebers of the forum

  • #2
    The irony is MSN explaining fake news. They're not as bad a CNN, but they're far from free of guilt.

    I think what we are seeing is the evolution of contemporary media. Social media is gaining in ascendancy, while major figures can reach the masses without the cooperation of the media outlets.
    Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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    • #3
      Most don't see what the real problem is: The rise in government power.

      If government could do little more than what was proscribed in the constitution's limited power scope, then which team won wouldn't be of such importance to people. Until that happens, people will use whatever means necessary to avoid being under the 'boot' of the other side.
      Islam... it's a blast - literally.

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      • #4
        The more probable reason is twofold:

        1. Sensationalism sells, and

        2. Th public is becoming jaded and needs more and more terrible or salacious news to get their attention.

        The consequence is that media make stuff up to get those all important ratings and profits.
        Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Reiryc View Post
          Most don't see what the real problem is: The rise in government power.

          If government could do little more than what was proscribed in the constitution's limited power scope, then which team won wouldn't be of such importance to people. Until that happens, people will use whatever means necessary to avoid being under the 'boot' of the other side.
          But that does nothing to explain the rise in fake or inaccurate news.
          Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
            But that does nothing to explain the rise in fake or inaccurate news.
            Or, very selective editing of video to make it look like someone, usually a Republican or a supporter, say something totally different.
            “Breaking News,”

            “Something irrelevant in your life just happened and now we are going to blow it all out of proportion for days to keep you distracted from what's really going on.”

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
              But that does nothing to explain the rise in fake or inaccurate news.
              I feel like part of it is because people are buying what they're selling. I know an increasing number of people who are so worried about the future that they're willing to accept a false narrative if it makes them feel better, but it only fans the flames.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by SRV Ron View Post
                Or, very selective editing of video to make it look like someone, usually a Republican or a supporter, say something totally different.
                Usually, editing of this sort is done to change context by leaving out part of an answer. The answer is usually shortened to leave explanation or details out giving a different impression to the listener than the full answer would.

                The news outlet doing it then claims the partial answer is the real answer and that the person providing it meant it the way they reported it.

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                • #9
                  The news industry is one of those deeply changed by the internet. People used to buy a paper for the news and that created a profitable industry that could sustain quality journalism. Because news is now free, websites must scramble for clicks to get the advertising revenue in, the quality of journalism has gone down and news outlets are motivated to be sensationalist.

                  I'm not sure it will last as news without credibility eventually makes all those involved look foolish. It is probably just a phase in the current turmoil of the news industry as it adjusts to the new world. Some new winners will emerge who have credibility and a large following. Other established players may go bust as they fail to adapt, losing both credibility and viewers.
                  Ne Obliviscaris, Sans Peur

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                  • #10
                    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a7512636.html

                    Brietbart is a leader.
                    "Ask not what your country can do for you"

                    Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

                    you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Reiryc View Post
                      Most don't see what the real problem is: The rise in government power.

                      If government could do little more than what was proscribed in the constitution's limited power scope, then which team won wouldn't be of such importance to people. Until that happens, people will use whatever means necessary to avoid being under the 'boot' of the other side.
                      "Don't vote - it only encourages them."

                      It has been discovered that fake news can put people out to vote who have never voted before.

                      As long as you let fake news influence your decisions - you will be served fake news.

                      And more of it.
                      Major Atticus Finch - ACW Rainbow Game.

                      Bolgios - Mercenary Game.

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                      • #12
                        Look at the, "Daily Mail," or, "Express," websites, and search for, "Scotland."

                        This puts a whole new spin on it.
                        Indyref2 - still, "Yes."

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