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Facebook begins ‘fake news’ crackdown with ‘disputed’ story tag roll out

RT | March 5, 2017

Facebook has begun rolling out its much hyped ‘fake news’ crackdown initiative, launching its ‘disputed’ news tag on stories deemed false by fact checking organisations working with the social media giant.

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United States

Fake news: Tips on how to distinguish it from the real thing

Teachers from elementary school through college are instructing students on how to decipher fact from fiction when it comes to online news, after an election season that saw made-up stories abound.  238 more words

National

Not so Facty

It is interesting to watch liberal pundits disguise themselves as Truth Detectors. Two of my favorites are Snopes and FactCheck.org. Each uses the finest of nuance to push an article and associated title to fit their narrative.   737 more words

Political

Trump falsely claims he won the popular vote, his Electoral College victory was a landslide, and there is widespread voter fraud in the United States

In order to appreciate the extent to which Trump and his administration remain obsessed with his victory, we have to go back to October of 2016. 877 more words

Better not to shotgun a response

When you flush out a covey of quail, don’t shoot into the covey. Instead, pick out and select one bird to bring down!

Good advice from a quail-hunter.   526 more words

Thinking

Trump retains “King of Whoppers" award

FactCheck.org has declared Donald Trump “King of Whoppers” for the second straight year. Read about this rare distinction in “The Whoppers of 2016.” 114 more words

Lies

Facebook fights back Fake News

Facebook rolled out its new tools today to help prevent misinformation and combat fake news. The tools will help make it easier to report fake news shared in the News Feed. 215 more words

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