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Mozilla rolls out new initiative to fight 'fake news'
Washington Examiner ^ | 8/9/2017

Posted on 08/12/2017 5:33:00 AM PDT by Pollard

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To: moovova

You might not need to wait —

While the study was conducted in 20216, the results will be released this year. This may be a really sneaky way to announce their discovery of time travel. :=)


21 posted on 08/12/2017 6:56:10 AM PDT by Bob (Damn, the democrats haven't been this upset since Republicans freed their slaves.)
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To: exDemMom

Depends on your OS, Microsoft or MAC. I think I read Safari doesn’t support Microsoft anymore. I have been using Brave for a few months now to try it out and it works very well. But I always have questions about who might be associated with browsers and if they would track me or not. So into Brave and found that one of the two top Corporate officers is a Bilderberger. I like using it because it squashes EVERYTHING that might be nefarious but still a little apprehensive because of the connections. Just like Firefox who are tied in with these Guys... The Ford Foundation.

https://www.fordfoundation.org/ideas/equals-change-blog/posts/launching-the-ford-mozilla-open-web-fellows-program/


22 posted on 08/12/2017 7:03:51 AM PDT by Openurmind
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To: ConservativeMind

This is one of the reasons I have been trying it. But I went and dug a bit and found his second in command is a Bilderberger. Maybe he is straight up, maybe not? But I know except for a few small unimportant bug issues I like it.


23 posted on 08/12/2017 7:10:11 AM PDT by Openurmind
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To: Pollard

If done intelligently, this might not be that bad. Put another horizontal bar, a thin one, with buttons across it.

For a story that hasn’t propagated much, most of the buttons should be blank. Users should be able to designate websites willing to vote on stories, but only if they think it is legitimate (button turns green) or fake (button turns red).

Users could then quickly see how the story is rated.

Of course, *some* uses would want “balanced” vetting, so they need a list of those sites willing to vet that they can choose from.

From either a conservatives or leftists or “balanced” point of view, if when they bring up an article, if its thin bar’s buttons are blank, the story is too new to have been widely seen. If it is all, or mostly green, it is likely good. And it is is mostly red, it is likely fake.

Users might also be able to “up vote” or “down vote” a story themselves, showing as two numbers in the middle of the thin bar. And both websites and users should be able to change their votes based on new information.


24 posted on 08/12/2017 7:13:07 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Hitler’s Mein Kampf, translated into Arabic, is "My Jihad")
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To: Skooz

I was in the middle of something important and had to click “later” on the last update but it hasn’t came back yet. Where in the heck do I go manually update it in the browser without having to go the site? I couldn’t find an “update” button anywhere?


25 posted on 08/12/2017 7:14:26 AM PDT by Openurmind
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To: Pollard

Palemoon is Mozilla in every way that counts. And its leaky.


26 posted on 08/12/2017 7:18:55 AM PDT by bigbob (People say believe half of what you see son and none of what you hear - M. Gaye)
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To: Pollard

Mozilla is tied to the Ford Foundation and data mining everything you do with it despite what they say.

https://www.fordfoundation.org/ideas/equals-change-blog/posts/launching-the-ford-mozilla-open-web-fellows-program/


27 posted on 08/12/2017 7:22:46 AM PDT by Openurmind
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To: bigbob

I was curious about that. I like to go to Corporation relationships sites and do background on these things. It’s surprising what can be found in bedfellows.


28 posted on 08/12/2017 7:27:14 AM PDT by Openurmind
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To: bigbob

Palemoon is Mozilla in every way that counts. And its leaky.

What does that mean?


29 posted on 08/12/2017 7:59:45 AM PDT by Pollard (TRUMP 2016)
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To: Pollard

Bad idea.


30 posted on 08/12/2017 8:19:42 AM PDT by Ray76 (The Republican party must die.)
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To: Westbrook

What is a useful linux capable browser not based on Mozilla or Explorer?


31 posted on 08/12/2017 9:06:33 AM PDT by arthurus
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To: Wuli

Snopes is run by two old Jewish red diaper babies in Kali

They are fighting thru a divorce

Libs as well


32 posted on 08/12/2017 9:11:18 AM PDT by wardaddy (Virtue signalers should be shot...conservative ones racked and hanged then fed to dogs)
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To: wardaddy

Yes, but Snopes was never the search engine gatekeeper over the mast majority of internet searches, nor was it itself a social media forum, which, with its size and its own policies acts as a world wide gatekeeper as well.

Snopes was where folks went to check things out, but they did not control content anywhere, as Google, Facebook and now Mozilla plan to do.


33 posted on 08/12/2017 9:17:50 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: arthurus

Mozilla sources are public domain, so just about all free open source browsers use their code base.

The user interface of Mozilla based browsers is different, however, as is their digital signature.

What we want is to diminish the presence ofFirefox and Thunderbird signatures in cyberspace to send them a message.


34 posted on 08/12/2017 9:18:31 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it)
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To: arthurus

Mozilla sources are public domain, so just about all free open source browsers use their code base.

The user interface of Mozilla based browsers is different, however, as is their digital signature.

What we want is to diminish the presence ofFirefox and Thunderbird signatures in cyberspace to send them a message.


35 posted on 08/12/2017 9:18:54 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it)
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Mozilla fired one of its co-founders, Brendan Eich (also creator of JavaScript) because he was making conservative noises.

Eich left Mozilla and started Brave Browser. It’s still maturing but IMHO it shows tremendous promise. Try it, you might like it, and you;d be supporting a righteous cause:
https://www.brave.com/


36 posted on 08/12/2017 11:25:34 AM PDT by Paal Gulli
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To: Westbrook

When another browser equipped with an HTML editor comes along, I might consider abandoning SeaMonkey. No editor? No thanks.


37 posted on 08/12/2017 12:15:05 PM PDT by sparklite2 (I'm less interested in the rights I have than the liberties I can take.)
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To: Berosus
I removed all Mozilla products from my computer, when they fired their new CEO, just because he once opposed same-sex marriage.

Same here, with nary a look back.

Pale Moon Browser

38 posted on 08/12/2017 1:41:23 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Westbrook

Sounds good. I just downloaded bluemoon.


39 posted on 08/12/2017 2:05:21 PM PDT by arthurus
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To: Openurmind

In the upper right corner are three dots in a vertical row.
Click on them and it opens the menu.
Choose “Help.”
Click “Check for updates.”


40 posted on 08/13/2017 7:00:30 AM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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