Monday, August 26th, 2019

Latest News in the War on Alternative Media

Published on December 27, 2016 by   ·   No Comments

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://yhoo.it/2hWLvxK 

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Egypt detains Jazeera reporter over ‘fake news’

Egypt has ordered the detention for 15 days of an Al-Jazeera journalist accused of incitement and fabricating news, a prosecution official said on Sunday. It was the latest move against the Qatar-b…

yahoo.com

 

On Christmas, the defense minister of Pakistan threatened to nuke Israel in response to a tweet said to be fake news.

It’s getting serious.

Pakistani defense minister threatens Israel with nuclear war in response to fake news https://on.rt.com/7yts 

 

The defense minister of Pakistan may not be able to tell the difference between real and fake news, but here in the United States most people can spot fake news and propaganda.

Over 90% of Americans agree that the Mainstream Media is Fake News. Think about that. Let it sink in. 

 

Meanwhile, the emerging fake news detection industry has a public relations issue. It looks like the guy who runs Snopes, David P. Mikkelson, embezzled money and used it to buy the services of prostitutes.

Snopes Co-Founder Accused Of Embezzling Company Money, Spending It On Prostitutes http://ow.ly/8jXr307lZZo 

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Snopes Co-Founder Accused Of Embezzling Company Money, Spending It On Prostitutes

The founder of mythbusting website Snopes, which was recently tapped by Facebook as one of four “fact-check” organizations patrolling the site for “fake news,” embezzled $98,000 in company funds be…

truepundit.com

 

Earlier this month, Facebook said it would use the “myth-busting” website to ferret out “fake news” on the popular social media platform.

Finally, Germany is talking tough. It plans to fine Facebook 500,000 euros if it does not take down within 24 hours what the state decides is fake news. The Federal Press Office in the Chancellery plans to establish a “fake news defense center.”

  ’ of defense against fake news’ ahead of elections… https://www.rt.com/news/371552-germany-fake-news-defense-center/ …

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Berlin plans ‘center of defense against fake news’ ahead of elections – report — RT News

The German government is seeking to create a center of defense against disinformation ahead of next year’s elections, in the wake of ongoing “fake news” and “Russian hackers” hysteria generated…

rt.com

 

Patrick Sensburg (Christian Democrat), in an interview with Deutsche Welle on Tuesday, argued that the government should be “ratcheting up the statutory offenses” against fake news producers and “take action against the people who run these websites.”

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