Rumour, Gossip and Fake News Sites

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RE: Rumour, Gossip and Fake News Sites

Post by A440 » Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:56 pm

[red]dailycaller.com
dailycallernewsfoundation.org[/red]
I looked at one alleged article this blog put out on fracking and it uses links that do not directly support its claims –
dailycaller.com/2016/12/20/a-wave-of-new-fracking-is-about-to-hit-appalachia/
One link links to another article on from the site that links to a PDF file that is an unvetted working paper that, though containing mathematical formulai, does not support their contention of job or wealth creation.
Apparently these sites are the product of Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel (advisor to Dick Cheney) and are political in their bias, at the expense of both science and fact.

I invite others to rate this propagand site appropriately.
Second site link here.

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RE: Rumour, Gossip and Fake News Sites

Post by NotBuyingIt » Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:45 pm

bangkokinformer.com

Slashdot: "Facebook's Safety Check Activated For Fake Bangkok Bombing"
https://tech.slashdot.org/story/16/12/27/182247/facebooks-safety-check-activated-for-fake-bangkok-bombing

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RE: Rumour, Gossip and Fake News Sites

Post by A440 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:39 pm

This site promotes unsupported conspiracies and rumor as being actual fact (Bilderberg conspiracy)
[red]republicbroadcasting.org[/red]
The scorecard is here.

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RE: Rumour, Gossip and Fake News Sites

Post by A440 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:27 am

Here is another site that is a bit different but specializes in misinformation – it masquerades as an educational site of sorts but is actually a promotional site for a political operator, Dennis Prager, who turns out to be an alleged "conservative" talk show host.
The site offers a category for "educators" and offers "courses", which which are merely platforms for disseminating Prager's POV, without any certifiable educational goal. The site also solicits "donations". I would classify this as a scam site, due to these points.

[red]prageru.com[/red]

Please rate this site accordingly.

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RE: Rumour, Gossip and Fake News Sites

Post by A440 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:26 am

Two new candidates for sites that promote misinformation, opinion, and to a lesser extent, false science:

[red]strategic-culture.org[/red]
This site promotes misinformation as well as heavily biased content.
As an example of this site's content, one of their writers, Michael Averko – is linked with globalresearch.ca, which is a source of anti-Jew and holocaust denial theories (and genocide denial). Averko also has no legitimate credentials as a Russian scholar or researcher, does not speak Russian even and a search on Google points to his spam activity.
Take a look at this guy's credentials as well; it is very dodgy. I found a quote from one source that states
. . . What Averko doesn’t care to mention is that when he says his “commentary has appeared in the New York Times” he means that the paper has published some of his letters to the editor. The same thing goes for The Moscow Times and Newsday, the only professional journalism outlets he mentions. Not one of them has ever paid Averko a cent for his scribblings, they have merely published his letters
You get the idea:
eurasiareview.com/author/michael-averko/

(rate them here)

[red]globalresearch.ca[/red]
This site offers false science, unfounded conspiracy theories, bias, etc. with a disclaimer only and no vetting for accuracy. This is a big minus here.
(rate them here)

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RE: Rumour, Gossip and Fake News Sites

Post by Javelina » Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:40 am

Both globalresearch.ca and strategic-culture.org rated [red]red[/red]

Here is another one: [red]silverbearcafe.com[/red].
It is an anti-Jewish, 911 conspiracy, misinformation and false science website. It is not reputable as a source of investment advice.


rate here

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RE: Rumour, Gossip and Fake News Sites

Post by A440 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:24 am

Here is a site that helped spread a deliberate rumour about fabricated Clinton votes, fabricated by a young Republican. IMHO, Cameron Harris should be the subject of litigation if not put into jail:

nytimes.com/2017/01/18/us/fake-news-hillary-clinton-cameron-harris.html

[red]christiantimesnewspaper.com[/red]

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RE: Rumour, Gossip and Fake News Sites

Post by NotBuyingIt » Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:34 pm

The eminent scholars of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Science and Security Board have expressed grave concerns over the rise of fake news:
In addition to the existential threats posed by nuclear weapons and climate change, new global realities emerged, as trusted sources of information came under attack, fake news was on the rise, and words were used in cavalier and often reckless ways. As if to prove that words matter and fake news is dangerous, Pakistan’s foreign minister issued a blustery statement, a tweet actually, flexing Pakistan’s nuclear muscle—in response to a fabricated “news” story about Israel. Today’s complex global environment is in need of deliberate and considered policy responses. It is ever more important that senior leaders across the globe calm rather than stoke tensions that could lead to war, either by accident or miscalculation.
(Source: http://thebulletin.org/sites/default/files/Final%202017%20Clock%20Statement.pdf )
 

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RE: Rumour, Gossip and Fake News Sites

Post by A440 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:13 am

This site basically serves up whitewashed links to sources that are clearly and sometimes not so clearly biased against Muslims.
Please review and rate this site accordingly.

[red]muslimstatistics.wordpress.com[/red]

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RE: Rumour, Gossip and Fake News Sites

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