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Itís Time To Give BuzzFeed The InfoWars Treatment
Right Smarts ^ | February 2nd, 2019 | J. Allen

Posted on 02/02/2019 9:47:00 AM PST by TorrieTheTory

BuzzFeed is fake news.

If there was ever any doubt, that doubt was erased on January 17th, when their news branch (creatively dubbed BuzzFeed News) published a report alleging Donald Trump had directed his attorney Michael Cohen to lie to congress.

If their report were true, it could very well be the catalyst to impeachment proceedings. In other words, if their report were true, it would be one of the critical news stories in U.S. history.

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There’s just one problem: it wasn’t true. According to Peter Carr, a spokesman for Robert Mueller’s office:

“BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony are not accurate.”

That’s the formal way of saying the report was–you got it–fake news.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Miscellaneous; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: alexjones; buzzfeed; fakenews; infowars
Does BuzzFeed deserve to be banned from social platforms, similar to Alex Jones and InfoWars?
1 posted on 02/02/2019 9:47:00 AM PST by TorrieTheTory
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To: TorrieTheTory

That IS a huge problem but:

BuzzFeed also laundered some info.

They received secret financial info about Manafort from a corrupt Treasury Dept. lady, then passed it off to a law enforcement entity. The cops could then act on it.

More and more it seems lib media outfits work as pass-throughs for Gummint enforcement action.

People at BuzzFeed need to GO TO PRISON.


2 posted on 02/02/2019 9:51:12 AM PST by gaijin
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To: TorrieTheTory

It will never happen because BuzzFeed has institutional backing with the Silicon Valley Trusts and Infowars didn’t.


3 posted on 02/02/2019 9:53:33 AM PST by Shadow44
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To: TorrieTheTory

No one should be banned from social platforms. They should be an open marketplace of ideas. The good ideas will rise, and the bad fall, on their merit.


4 posted on 02/02/2019 9:55:04 AM PST by TheConservator (All the blather about Trump’s violation of the law is simply a projection of their own lawlessness.)
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To: Shadow44; TorrieTheTory

Right. BuzzFeed is financed by NBCUniversal and Comcast. Bulletproof.


5 posted on 02/02/2019 9:58:20 AM PST by jjotto (Next week, BOOM!, for sure!)
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To: TorrieTheTory
Does BuzzFeed deserve to be banned from social platforms, similar to Alex Jones and InfoWars?

Fake News and others are worse.

None of them will get banned.

6 posted on 02/02/2019 10:10:16 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: TorrieTheTory
Does BuzzFeed deserve to be banned from social platforms, similar to Alex Jones and InfoWars?

For platforms that serve as a de facto part of the un-moderated open public square: No. Those platforms should only ban people in extreme cases of illegal activity (e.g. somebody using the platform to traffic child sex slaves, recruit for terrorists etc). For platforms with a more narrow focus, for example those that serve a community with a shared outlook then they should ban people as appropriate to their mission.

7 posted on 02/02/2019 10:27:11 AM PST by AndyTheBear
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To: TorrieTheTory

” Does BuzzFeed deserve to be banned from social platforms, similar to Alex Jones and InfoWars?”

This is the trap they have set:

1. Ban right leaning leaders with the approval of the left.
2. Then ban leftists with the approval of the right.
3. Assert monopolized/centralized control of the news.
4. We’re back to 3 channels all saying the same thing.


8 posted on 02/02/2019 10:45:11 AM PST by proust (Justice delayed is injustice.)
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To: TorrieTheTory

They need to learn to code.


9 posted on 02/02/2019 11:02:29 AM PST by WKUHilltopper
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To: gaijin
BuzzFeed also laundered some info. They received secret financial info about Manafort from a corrupt Treasury Dept. lady, then passed it off to a law enforcement entity. The cops could then act on it. More and more it seems lib media outfits work as pass-throughs for Gummint enforcement action.

The more that 'news' organizations downsize the more dependent their editors become on 'news packets' sent out by democrat war rooms...

10 posted on 02/02/2019 11:08:15 AM PST by GOPJ (Does anyone really want America to be more like Tallahassee, South Bend or Newark? - - Greenfield)
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To: gaijin

“People at BuzzFeed need to GO TO PRISON.”

It’s cheaper to put a 9mm through the back of their heads than locking them up in prison.


11 posted on 02/02/2019 2:08:36 PM PST by 2CAVTrooper (Fianóglach)
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To: TorrieTheTory

Social platforms, and the publicly-traded corporations running them, are regulated by the CDA, and the SEC, respectively.

They are obliged to conduct themselves impartially and accountably. They do not. They enforce their terms of service on consumers in fraudulent and selective manners, and they tarnish their brands and damage their stock values by creating scandals.

The answer is not to ban BuzzFeed. It is to hold them all accountable impartially according to existing applicable Federal regulations.

That would mean unbanning InfoWars.


12 posted on 02/02/2019 5:14:54 PM PST by YogicCowboy ("I am not entirely on anyone's side, because no one is entirely on mine." - J. R. R. Tolkien)
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