Rumour, Gossip and Fake News Sites

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RE: Rumour, Gossip and Fake News Sites

Post by A440 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:48 am

Here is an excellent site for reviewing the current situation regarding misinformation groups that deliberately attempt to spread misinformation and appear to be agents of other countries (Russia):

[green]euvsdisinfo.eu/behind-the-scenes-at-the-swedish-troll-factory/[/green]
Last week, we described how trolling and personal intimidation towards journalists and commentators is the most prominent form of propaganda in the Nordic countries. The conclusion was confirmed in a story published last Thursday by the Swedish daily Eskilstuna Kuriren. For the first time, Swedish readers could go behind the scenes and learn about how work is done at a Swedish troll factory. etcetera

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RE: Rumour, Gossip and Fake News Sites

Post by A440 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:34 pm

Here is a site that belongs to an alleged reporter, however this site actively spreads disinformation regarding sciences issues (vaccines)
[red]sharylattkisson.com,[/red]

This so-called reporter claims that there is a cover up at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) over a relationship between autism in young black kids and a certain vaccine -->
sharylattkisson.com/cdc-responds-to-allegation-it-omitted-vaccine-autism-study-link/

Here is the proof that these claims are false -->
snopes.com/medical/disease/cdcwhistleblower.asp

Please rate this fraudster accordingly.

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RE: Rumour, Gossip and Fake News Sites

Post by Myxt » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:27 am

Good old Snopes: I cite them occasionally, but ...
_http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-404219 ... domme.html
_http://www.forbes.com/sites/kalevleetaru/2016/ ... bf7acb1e02

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RE: Rumour, Gossip and Fake News Sites

Post by A440 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:34 pm

<quote user="myxt">
Good old Snopes: I cite them occasionally, but ...
_http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-404219 ... domme.html
_http://www.forbes.com/sites/kalevleetaru/2016/ ... bf7acb1e02
[/quote]Personally, I don't care who f***s who or how they do it or if they give their body parts nick-names.
I am only concerned with the quality and reliability of work performed and, so far, snopes has done a decent job of things – so much so that someone seems to be out to bury them, judging from these articles.

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RE: Rumour, Gossip and Fake News Sites

Post by A440 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:59 pm

Here is a collection of sites that have come to my attention due to an article on sites that promote false and eroneous scientific claims about vaccines and their safety. Many of these sites claim that mercury in vaccines is the cause of autism, even though there is no medical proof for such (see [green]sciencebasedmedicine.org/the-final-nail-in-the-mercury-autism-hypothesis[/green] for more) or the fact that trace amounts of thimerosal (mercury compound) is no longer used to produce vaccines.

This list constitutes a listing of sites that should be labelled untrustworthy due to false claims that also may include unproven claims of conspiracy:

[red]articles.mercola.com
mercola.com
ageofautism.com
newstarget.com
traceamounts.com
naturalnews.com
vaccines.news
thimerosal.news

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RE: Rumour, Gossip and Fake News Sites

Post by A440 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:22 am

<quote user="javelina">
Both globalresearch.ca and strategic-culture.org rated [red]red[/red]
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Actually, [red]globalresearch.ca[/red] is quite green and should be red.

Here is another good example of why this site should be rated [red]red[/red] for promoting disinformation on behalf of state actors as well.
Consider another of their dodgy authors and founder, Michel Chossudovsky, an author who is listed as being a contributor to [red]RT.com[/red] as well.
He lists credentials as having worked for the United Nations, yet there are no records of his engagement with that organization to be found anywhere. This author recently wrote on this site that:
The U.S. media concurs: the DPRK is a threat to US national security requiring a preemptive first strike THAAD missile attack in the name of “self defense”. Who’s crazy? Kim or Trump? Never mind if it unleashes war with China and Russia.
[green]THAAD is not an offensive weapon, it is a type of missile defence that destroys incoming missiles only![/green]
This is simply one tiny example of misinformation, disinformation, and lies that this site fronts for.

For a more in depth review of this site's faults, you can consider the following as more objective facts:
rationalwiki.org/wiki/Globalresearch.ca
While some of GlobalResearch's articles discuss legitimate humanitarian concerns, its view of science, economics, and geopolitics is conspiracist — if something goes wrong, the Jews West didit! The site has long been a crank magnet: If you disagree with "Western" sources on 9/11, or HAARP, or vaccines, or H1N1, or climate change, or anything published by the "mainstream" media, then GlobalResearch is guaranteed to have a page you will love.
Feel free to leave a rating for this large clearing-house of misinformation and lies here.

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RE: Rumour, Gossip and Fake News Sites

Post by A440 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:53 am

Here is another conspiracy site for rating: [red]100777.com[/red]

Here is an example from this site:
The site lists a long list of "Pedophilia in high places" – namely in the U.S. and list this piece:
"Homosexual prostitution inquiry ensnares VIPs with Reagan and Bush. This story went away, and fast."
Well, that story went away fast because it had no veracity. The headline was an attempt by the Washington Times to sell papers only: washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/1989/08/01/the-bombshell-that-didnt-explode/ff09cdb0-7d64-428b-8415-a6998b9f0c65/

This is just one small sample of how bogus this site is and please go here for rating.

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RE: Rumour, Gossip and Fake News Sites

Post by Dr.Brolf » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:15 pm

Since when did WOT become politicized?
Since when has the personal dislike of users aimed at inciting hatred between the peoples of the world has a place in the forum?

The administration encourages this, despite the partnership with Mail.ru?
How does Mail.ru evaluate the suddenly changed rhetoric of users?

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RE: Rumour, Gossip and Fake News Sites

Post by NotBuyingIt » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:03 pm

Since when did WOT become politicized?
A few sites with possibly political content may have been very briefly criticised; however, nothing which other community members themselves previously posted in this thread was "politicized".

Since when has the personal dislike of users aimed at inciting hatred between the peoples of the world has a place in the forum?
A few sites with possibly hateful content may have been very briefly criticised; however, nothing which other community members themselves previously posted in this thread was "aimed at inciting hatred between the peoples of the world".
 
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RE: Rumour, Gossip and Fake News Sites

Post by Site-rater » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:58 pm

<quote user="a440">
[red]autismspeaks.org[/red] This site appears to promote questionable attitudes and practices towards autism.
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I thought it was one of the few legitimate sites about autism. In fact at hxxps://www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-ne ... nated-kids it appears to prove the site isn't jumping on the "vaccines are bad" bandwagon.

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