fake news

Propaganda journalism and misused prepositions: unnecessarily suggesting strong correlations

Stock market falls 10% as Trump suggests trade tariffs.

Gold stocks rise on rumours of Federal Reserve looking to inject more stimulus into the economy.

Oil tumbles around escalating tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

BitCoin falls 20% amid Korea talk about cryptocurrency regulation.

Do these headlines sound familiar? Mainly becau… Read more

Thursday Thoughts: cryptocurrency hype is dead, enough with Russia

Thursday Thoughts are a series of recent observations too short to merit their own article, but still important when analyzing today’s technological, economic and psychological trends.

A moment of silence for cryptocurrencies

Another 10% rout today brings the total drop-off over 50% within the span of six weeks for BitCoin and many other cryptos.  T… Read more

Thursday Thoughts: fake news is everywhere

Thursday Thoughts are a series of recent observations too short to merit their own article, but still important when analyzing today’s technological, economic and psychological trends.

Fake News Calculator for Twitter

My Fake News Calculator gadget helps with identifying YouTube channels espousing views that generally cannot withstand public sc… Read more

AP claims that China denies halting of U.S. Treasury purchases, citing “fake news” — but that doesn’t change anything

Yesterday, I posted an article from Bloomberg that made a haste claim that economic advisors in China were recommending halting the purchase of U.S. treasuries.

On the same day, an Associated Press article claims it was fake news.

Clearly, between the two news outlets, one of them is lying (a persistent problem lately, it appears).  The mainstream media h… Read more

Fake News Calculator

To what degree is a YouTube channel espousing fake news?

Generally speaking, when a video contains false or highly disputed information, it cannot withstand public scrutiny. To save face, the uploader will either disable the comments section or only allow approved comments.

A somewhat reliable indicator of “fake news” is the number of vide… Read more

CBC’s The National has something to hide

Following up from yesterday’s blog post: if news outlets from big media are the supposed purveyors of truth, then what do they have to hide by disabling their comments section in their YouTube videos?

The truth should be able to stand up on its own in an open marketplace of ideas.

CBC’s The National managed to shut down the comments sections on mos… Read more

Does CP24 stand for Canadian Propaganda 24 hours a day?

Legacy media in collusion with Canadian government (federal, provincial and municipal) is tripling down on its efforts in Canada to control “mainstream” opinion.  In an article released by the Canadian Press, the brainwashing must begin from youth lest children discover that there are multiple sides of a story, usually found on the Inter… Read more

Fake news fiasco: Facebook has admitted to becoming the ultimate echo chamber for the radical left

A response to the Associated Press article published by Barbara Ortutay on December 15, 2016 at 4:16pm titled “Facebook gets serious about fighting fake news”:

Facebook is taking new measures to curb the spread of fake news on its huge and influential social network. It will focus on the “worst of the worst” offenders and partn

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EU Threatening Facebook and Twitter for not censoring “hate speech” and “fake news”

Article from right-leaning site: http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/12/05/eu-threatens-action-facebook-hate-speech-censored-24-hours

Article from left-leaning site: http://gizmodo.com/eu-to-facebook-and-twitter-crack-down-on-hate-speech-1789668384

Related to my earlier post about Fake News, technology companie… Read more

Google Aims to Block Fake News, but who determines what fake news is?

In the wake of complaints about rampant misinformation affecting the presidential election, Alphabet, Inc. (GOOGL) subsidiary Google announced on Monday that it is working on an update that will restrict ad-selling software from appearing on fake news sites.


Social media giant Facebook, Inc. (FB) and to a lesser degree Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) h

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