Rumour, Gossip and Fake News Sites

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RE: Rumour, Gossip and Fake News Sites

Post by A440 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:17 am

I would like to submit another disinformation site: bigleaguepolitics.com

This site posts click-bait style leades and most articles have no substantial links to reliable sources, for example:
bigleaguepolitics.com/roger-stone-seth-rich-partied-imran-awan-night-death/

Here is an alleged article about a man and a now disproved theory about the Democratic National Party having hired a hitman to kill Seth Rich. ( see nytimes.com/2017/05/24/business/media/seth-rich-fox-news-sean-hannity.html)
This alleged article is simply a link to a youtube video where Roger Stone is interviewed. There are no factual links or documentation therein. This is all rumour, hearsay, gossip, etc.

The editor-in-chief for this disinformation site is also Patrick Howley – a writer for the Breitbart, which is a recognized disseminator of politically biased rumor and conspiracy theories. Howley also has written for The Washington Free Beacon and the The Daily Caller – both of which have been previously listed as fake news sites in this thread.

This site is clearly an extension of older conspiracy and rumour sites that were created for the purpose of spreading politically motivated disinformation.

Please feel free to rate this site here.

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RE: Rumour, Gossip and Fake News Sites

Post by A440 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:13 pm

This is a heads-up about a new site to track Russian disinformation tweets:

dashboard.securingdemocracy.org

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RE: Rumour, Gossip and Fake News Sites

Post by A440 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:32 am

Here is yet another conspiracy and rumour site, dressed up as if it is news:
newspunch.com
Here is one prime example of their handiwork – another expose on the "Satanic spirit cooking" nutcase conspiracy:
newspunch.com/wikileaks-john-podesta-satanic-spirit-cooking/

Not only is this a fable that originates with a performance artist (Marina Abramovic) who is simply doing some nutty performance piece, this site's links contain proof of no validity whatsoever. (yournewswire.com/wikileaks-john-podesta-satanic-spirit-cooking/.
The author of this piece is also very much a fake Mona Lisa of sorts, whom has drawn the attention of other strange people:
www.davidicke.com/article/382798/meet-david-hardy-baxter-dmitry-sean-adl-tabatabais-clickbait-specialist-yournewswire-writes-libellous-attacks-david-icke or,
tapnewswire.com/2017/01/are-baxter-dimtry-david-hardy-sean-adl-tabatabai-fake-or-real/.

I invite you to rate the site accordingly.

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RE: Rumour, Gossip and Fake News Sites

Post by A440 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:09 am

Another strange and belated entry is lyingcrookedhillary.com

This site links to Donald Trump's site and contains absolutely no valid links that point to any reliable information of any sort.
If there was any actual verifiable information therein, that would be legitimate, however this site is all basically libel and should be rated as being a disinformation site with no merit. This no different from someone posting their opinions and claiming that such is fact. Opinion is not fact.

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RE: Rumour, Gossip and Fake News Sites

Post by A440 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:48 pm

Another reason why this thread is important - two-thirds of Americans get news from social media:

reuters.com/article/us-usa-internet-socialmedia/two-thirds-of-american-adults-get-news-from-social-media-survey-idUSKCN1BJ2A8
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RE: Rumour, Gossip and Fake News Sites

Post by A440 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:50 am

Some more sites that are a source of rumour, gossip, libel, etc. and promote hate.
These sites are also linked to Russian sources (dashboard.securingdemocracy.org)

truthfeednews.com
rense.com


Both listed use tabloid-style headers with misleading click-bait headers.

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RE: Rumour, Gossip and Fake News Sites

Post by A440 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:16 am

I submit another site for consideration pagesix.com

This site engages in spreading rumor for the sake of generating clicks (click-bait), thus we have this rumor offered as news:
pagesix.com/2017/11/20/new-pics-show-al-franken-grabbing-arianna-huffingtons-breasts-and-butt/

The real story is that this was a cheap rumor and has been denounced by Huffington herself:
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5102795/Huffington-responds-photo-Franken-cupping-breast.html.

Please rate this site appropriately.

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RE: Rumour, Gossip and Fake News Sites

Post by A440 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:32 am

Another entry for a conspiracy website: magapill.com

This site allegedly offers a list of accomplishments by the current administration, which may or may not be accurate, however, some of the links are downright specious:
twitter.com/MAGAPILL/status/931987385860198400/photo/1
Note the conspiracy ladened phrases such as:“false flag terrorism”, genetically modified crops, the use of “algorithmic censorship” of social media, “rogue intel factions” at the CIA and Mossad, a “network of global corporate control”, “Luciferian rituals”, secret societies like the Knights Templar and the Jesuits, and “trauma based mind control.”

Please feel free to rate this site accordingly.
https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/magapill.com
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RE: Rumour, Gossip and Fake News Sites

Post by A440 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:26 am

Here are yet more instances demonstrating the unreliability of truthfeednews.com, especially since recent site comments falsely claim that down rating this site is due to "political views" or "liberals" – disinformation, gossip and lies are just that and here is a clear example of such:

truthfeed.com/breaking-bombshell-multiple-reports-tie-clintons-podesta-brothers-to-child-abduction-case/34348/
This rumour was proven wrong by snopes.com and was reported on by mediamatters.org:
mediamatters.org/research/2016/12/14/websites-peddling-fake-news-still-using-google-ads-nearly-month-after-google-announced-ban/214811

or this one:

snopes.com/celebrity-cruise-lines-attacks-trump-and-his-supporters-in-new-ad/

I again endorse rating truthfeednews for their inclusion of rumor and disinformation.
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RE: Rumour, Gossip and Fake News Sites

Post by A440 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:54 am

I have two more sites for consideration.

First, projectveritas.com

Why? To quote one commenter regarding their unethical and fraudulent attempts to promote their own political agenda:
Any organization that uses fraud to engage in framing issues to suit their own political agenda, is as crooked as any snake, no matter which side of the border the snake came from.
Legitimate organizations that promote political points of view mostly use media promotion of arguments to promote their ideas.
Project Veritas does no such thing.

See:
washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2017/11/27/the-washington-post-turns-the-tables-on-project-veritas

newyorker.com/magazine/2016/05/30/james-okeefe-accidentally-stings-himself

twitter.com/Fahrenthold/status/935265679653134336


The New Yorkers article is quite compelling to read too.

Please rate these fraudsters here.

Secondly, I ask you to consider alternativenewsnetwork.net

Their site promotes some incredulous stories that link to sources such as:
sputniknews.com
"Tyler Durden" @ zerohedge.com
collective-evolution.com

You can rate this site here.
https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/projectveritas.com
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