Facebook is going to use Snopes and other fact-checkers to combat and bury 'fake news'

Posted by  $  Your_Name_Goes_Here 2 years, 8 months ago to News
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Is this what we've become - a society where some "unbiased" arbiter tells us what to believe and what to not believe by a "fake news" label? By whose measure is it fake? I saw a meme on Facebook showing that CNN and USA Today were considered "Mainstream (minimal partisan bias)". Really? See for yourself: http://imgur.com/7xHaUXf
SOURCE URL: http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-will-fact-check-label-fake-news-in-news-feed-2016-12


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  • Posted by  $  jbrenner 2 years, 8 months ago
    With such "fact-checkers", the Wikileaks exposure of the DNC scandals in 2016 would have remained unknown. There was a time during one of the debates when a moderator mentioned Politico being used as a fact-checker. Trump appropriately rolled his eyes.
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  • Posted by  $  Stormi 2 years, 8 months ago
    Wow, talk about biased! Snopes is so in the tank for Hillary, they are a former teacher and very liberal. They never saw a liberal story they did like and they never do real research about conservatives.
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  • Posted by Herb7734 2 years, 8 months ago
    Using Snopes is a joke. It is comparable to putting the Mafia on a crime commission and giving it veto power. So...who will be the fact checkers? At first glance it seems like a simple question, but one must choose people of integrity who are willing to serve. Good luck with that. Each of us including the "Great Unwashed" must learn to be suspicious and check things out for themselves and then be willing to defend the truth.
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  • Posted by Abaco 2 years, 8 months ago
    This reminds me of the argument that somebody on a terror watch list shouldn't be able to buy a gun. A dummy I worked with was openly voicing agreement with that policy until I said, "Who makes the list? What if you're on it?" ...(blank stare)

    Who checks the checkers? Only 15% of Americans will understand that... Don't think for yourself. Just agree with the talking point as broadcast by the news media.
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  • Posted by  $  Olduglycarl 2 years, 8 months ago
    That's a laugh...and "snopes"? come on! granted they are somewhat correct some of the time but certainly Not the definitive source.

    These creatures never did an honest days vetting in their entire lives.
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  • Posted by  $  Radio_Randy 2 years, 8 months ago
    Facebook already "buries" enough stuff! Has anyone noticed the "Most Wonderful Time in Eight Years" music video was (re)moved...though, we did find it, again.
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  • Posted by CircuitGuy 2 years, 8 months ago
    "Is this what we've become - a society where some "unbiased" arbiter tells us what to believe and what to not believe by a "fake news" label?"
    That's not what we're becoming but rather what we were for much of human history until now. The press was only free to those who owned a printing press and then later a radio or TV staton. Now we can click on a website or app of our choice and decide for ourselves.
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