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  • How to spot it lies, 'fake news' and propaganda [according to AP]

    12/15/2016 7:18:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 15, 2016 9:15 PM EST | Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer
    The Pope has endorsed Donald Trump for president. A Washington, DC, pizzeria is a front for a child sex abuse ring. George Soros will “bring down” the U.S. by funding “black hate groups.” These are just some examples of viral stories circulated on social media recently that are completely untrue. Facebook on Thursday announced some steps it’s taking to stop the spread of such “fake news” on its huge social network. This includes working with outside fact-checking organizations and drying up financial incentives to what it calls the “worst of the worst” spammers that traffic in made-up stories. But there...
  • Facebook now flags and down-ranks fake news with help from outside fact checkers [eg snopes]

    12/15/2016 10:24:01 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | 12/15/2016 | Josh Constine
    Snopes, FactCheck.org, Politifact, and ABC News will help Facebook make good on four of the six promises Mark Zuckerberg made about fighting fake news without it becoming “the arbiter of truth”. It will make fake news posts less visible, append warnings from fact checkers to fake news in the feed, make reporting hoaxes easier, and disrupt the financial incentives of fake news spammers. “We’re not looking to get into the grey area of opinion” Facebook’s VP of News Feed Adam Mosseri tells me. “What we are focusing on with this work is specifically the worst of the work — clear...
  • Snopes, Politifact, & Other Fact Checkers are Liberal Mouthpieces

    11/06/2016 3:20:24 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/06/16 | Ron. A. Y. Rich
    Irony: Hillary Is too Dishonest; Trump is too Honest The “fact checkers” claim that Trump lied and continues to lie significantly more than Hillary did and does. The flaws in their bogus “statistics” are that more of Hillary’s lies are intentional and significant, whereas more of Trump’s “lies” are actually exaggerations or witticisms taken out of context, and misrepresentations by the media and other Hillary supporters (not by Trump) when intentionally misquoting or distorting what Trump has actually said.
  • Claim: Hillary Revealed Classified 4 Minute Launch Window For Nukes at Debate- FALSE (Snopes)

    10/20/2016 8:40:53 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 73 replies
    Snopes ^ | 10-20-2016 | Kim Lacapria
    Go to Google, type in "Hillary 4 minute nukes," or some variation thereof, and you will be guided to a first choice from "Snopes," the "fact-checking" site of the Democrats. Apparently, what Hillary said wasn't classified at all. She committed no crime and we can all sleep easier.
  • Time to fact-check the fact-checkers

    10/03/2016 7:44:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/03/16 | Rolf Yungclas
    Hillary Clinton, how do you lie to us? Let me count the ways Hillary Clinton, how do you lie to us? Let me count the ways. Liberal fact checkers are providing cover for Clinton’s lies. Much of the media’s so-called fact checking is more like Media Matters efforts to propagandize for the Democrats than something Snopes has had a reliable record of - refuting urban myths. At the recent Presidential Candidates’ Debate, there was considerable “fact-checking” going on by liberal media sources, where their fact-checking included as much or more opinionating about their disagreements with Donald Trump than actual referenced...
  • After Birth (Snopes blames Free Republic for birther movement)

    09/17/2016 4:03:06 AM PDT · by grayboots · 62 replies
    Snopes ^ | 9/16/2016 | David Emery
    CLAIM: Hillary Clinton and/or members of her 2008 presidential campaign started the "birther" movement questioning whether Barack Obama was born in the U.S. FALSE ORIGIN:On 16 September 2016, after years of being the most visible and outspoken exponent of "birtherism" — the notion that, despite all evidence to the contrary, Barack Obama was born outside the U.S. and thus his presidency is illegitimate and his allegiances suspect — GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump stepped up to the podium at a televised campaign event and completely reversed his stance on the matter — but not before trying to lay blame for...
  • What are we to makes of Snopes?

    08/15/2016 8:39:09 PM PDT · by MrChips · 57 replies
    Snopes.com ^ | August 10, 2016 | Kim LaCapria
    "Slate also noted that the conspiracy theory version of Rich's death was lacking in both evidence and sense, yet WikiLeaks has since fanned the flames of speculation by offering a $20,000 reward for information about Rich's killer . . ."
  • Snopes Caught Lying About Lack Of American Flags At Democratic Convention

    07/28/2016 2:44:23 PM PDT · by oblomov · 66 replies
    Daly Caller ^ | 28 Jul 2016 | Peter Hasson
    Myth-busting website Snopes flagrantly lied about the lack of visible American flags on the first day of the Democratic Convention, claiming an image from the second day of the convention was actually from the first day in an attempt to debunk a factual story from The Daily Caller. First, the facts. TheDC reported on Monday about the lack of visible American flags at day one of the convention. Several flags were briefly on stage for the national anthem and pledge of allegiance, at which point they were carried off stage, as the C-SPAN video for Monday clearly shows at the...
  • Snopes falsely says it’s a “total falsehood” that Black Lives protestors didn't block ambulance

    07/19/2016 12:20:47 PM PDT · by grundle · 32 replies
    wordpress ^ | July 19, 2016 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Snopes falsely says it’s a “total falsehood” that Black Lives Matter protestors in Memphis, Tennessee, caused a child to delay getting emergency medical care According to this report from WREG, this report from WMC, this report from WIS, and this report from NBC, on July 11, 2016, in Memphis, Tennessee, Black Lives Matter protestors blocked an ambulance that was trying to get to a child, after the same Black Lives Matter protestors had blocked the same child’s parents’ car from taking him to the hospital.However, despite all of this evidence from multiple reliable sources, snopes claims that the incident is a...
  • Fact-Checking Snopes: Website's Political 'Fact-Checker' is just a failed Liberal Blogger

    07/02/2016 11:56:39 AM PDT · by Stepan12 · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 17, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    Popular myth-busting website Snopes originally gained recognition for being the go-to site for disproving outlandish urban legends -such as the presence of UFOs in Haiti or the existence of human-animal hybrids in the Amazon jungle. Recently, however, the site has tried to pose as a political fact-checker. But Snopes’ “fact-checking” looks more like playing defense for prominent Democrats like Hillary Clinton and it’s political “fact-checker” describes herself as a liberal and has called Republicans “regressive” and afraid of “female agency.” Snopes’ main political fact-checker is a writer named Kim Lacapria. Before writing for Snopes, Lacapria wrote for Inquisitr, a blog...
  • Snoops No More

    06/26/2016 5:34:37 AM PDT · by DaveA37 · 30 replies
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    SNOPES NO MORE (Lengthy but worth the time) While I cannot authenticate this information, it's well worth the read and will give you some food for thought. From a retired friend who is an attorney and former work mate. He dug down to get some REAL information on an Obama appointee to the Supreme Court. Strange that our Congressional watchdogs couldn't find the same information while taking testimony from this candidate (?) Re: SNOPES NO MORE Many of the emails that I have sent or forwarded that had any anti Obama in it were negated by Snopes. I thought that...
  • Snopes: Media Accounts of Sandernista Chair Throwing at Nevada Convention 'False'

    05/22/2016 6:31:01 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 22, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    You might have heard the tales of horror over the supposed throwing of chairs by disgruntled Bernie Sanders supporters at the recent Democrat convention in Nevada. Several news outlets repeated those fables to demonstrate how barbaric the Sandernistas are in stark contrast to the "civilized" folks who support Hillary Clinton. California Senator Barbara Boxer who was present even claimed that she feared for her safety. However, one problem. No chairs were thrown. Snopes.Com has rated that story as false.
  • Snopes on Emory University/Trump Chalk kerfuffle: FALSE

    03/25/2016 10:10:20 AM PDT · by jra · 18 replies
    Snopes ^ | 3.24.2016 | Kim LaCapria
    Claim: Students at Emory University were offered "emergency counseling" after pro-Trump graffiti appeared overnight in campus "safe spaces." Mostly False WHAT'S TRUE: Students at Emory University gathered in protest after pro-Trump graffiti appeared overnight; administrators investigated the graffiti as it appeared outside designated areas for chalk markings. WHAT'S FALSE: Counseling was offered to or demanded by anyone; students complained their "safe spaces" were violated; students were afraid or traumatized, not angry or protesting.
  • Trump’s Limo Broke Down, This Couple Helped Him and So He did THIS…EPIC! [HOAX]

    01/19/2016 8:22:14 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 52 replies
    Liberal Media will never show the true Donald Trump, they are too busy attacking him. According to Political Insider: Back in 1995, a married couple noticed a limo on the side of the road that had a flat tire. The husband pulled the car over and fixed the tire. The limo belonged to Trump, who thanked the man and asked him how he could repay him for his kind gift. The man suggested sending his wife a bouquet of flowers. Trump agreed... and when the flowers arrived several weeks later, there was a note included that said, "We've paid off...
  • Most Popular Urban Legends of 2015

    12/30/2015 2:00:43 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 8 replies
    Snopes ^ | 12/29/2015 | David Mikkelson
    This page compiles the 25 urban legends that circulated the most widely on the Internet in 2015, as determined by frequency of access, user searches, reader e-mail, and media coverage.   Facebook Privacy Notice 1) FALSE: Posting a legal notice on your Facebook wall will protect your copyright and privacy rights.   Mark Zuckerberg Giveaway Hoax 2) FALSE: Mark Zuckerberg is giving away $4.5 million to Facebook users who share a "thank you" message.   Full of Bull 3) FALSE: Red Bull and other brands of energy drink contain bull semen.   Dead Ringer Singer 4) FALSE: The body of...
  • CANCELLED FLIGHT-VERY SCARY!

    11/25/2015 5:10:46 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 53 replies
    email from trusted source | 11/25/2016 | Tedd Petruna
    Read entire story, we should be very, very concerned about this! And to think that Fox News was the only channel that reported this. They may be "politically incorrect", but at least they had the courage to report it. In my opinion, the Muslims are all getting very brave now. Read Tedd Petruna's story below. Can you imagine, our own news media now are so politically correct that they are afraid to report that these were all Muslims? Unbelievable. Thank God for people like Tedd Petruna. Tedd Petruna is a diver at the NBL (Neutral Buoyancy Lab) facility at NASA...
  • Snopes falsely says, “The Obama administration didn’t sue on behalf of Muslim truck drivers..."

    11/05/2015 11:18:53 AM PST · by grundle · 47 replies
    wordpress ^ | November 5, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Snopes falsely says, “The Obama administration didn’t sue on behalf of Muslim truck drivers who refused to transport alcohol.” In May 2013, the EEOC reported:http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/5-29-13.cfmEEOC Sues Star Transport, Inc. for Religious DiscriminationAgency Charges Trucking Company Failed to Accommodate and Wrongfully Terminated Two Muslim Employees For Refusal to Deliver Alcohol Due to Religious BeliefsAfterward, snopes reported:http://www.snopes.com/obama-muslim-truck-drivers-lawsuit/The Obama administration didn’t sue on behalf of Muslim truck drivers who refused to transport alcohol.
  • Shroud Of Turin DNA Indicates Global Origins

    10/19/2015 6:18:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 19, 2015 | Lee Speigel
    There's a surprising new wrinkle in the story of the celebrated Shroud of Turin. A group of Italian researchers have found that the 14-foot-long garment -- believed by some to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, even though science has proven that's not the case -- contains DNA from plants found all over Earth.
  • Google Decides What Is Fact In New Search Results Ranking System

    03/03/2015 8:40:07 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/2/15 | Giuseppe Macri
    The world’s largest search engine is setting itself up to become the global arbiter of truth online.
  • Rebutting Snopes on 'Obama's Muslim Gang Sign'

    02/23/2015 6:27:29 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 49 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | F. W. Burleigh
    There are two videos of the event where Obama made this display of his forefinger. People who have questioned the article's interpretation of the gesture should take a close look at these videos, and listen to them as well. It does not take forensic science to recreate the scenario. It's all there in the videos: Just after Obama walked on stage, an off-camera voice coming from behind him cried, “Allahu Akbar.” This is a Muslim expression meaning “God is the greatest,” a cry that Muhammad, the creator of Islam, made frequent use of to incite people to violence and to...