The rise of left-wing, anti-Trump fake news

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The rise of left-wing, anti-Trump fake news

Post by Guest on Sun 16 Apr 2017 - 0:59

Since the US election presidential race, fact checking websites report what seems like an increase in anti-Trump, 'liberal fake news'.

The fact-checking site Snopes told BBC Trending radio that in the past week, for example, they have debunked many more anti-Republican party stories than pro-Republican ones.

One example of an incorrect story is the unflattering, digitally-manipulated image, which suggested that US Fake President Trump had diarrhoea during a recent golf outing. Another falsely suggested that President Trump profited from the US missile strikes in Syria

It's hard to gather definitive data on the political bias in fake news stories, so the evidence for a rise in 'liberal fake news' is essentially anecdotal. But a recent study did effectively debunk the stereotype that fake news tends to be shared more by uneducated people or those with right-leaning politics, as compared to other groups.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-39592010

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Post by Tommy Monk on Sun 16 Apr 2017 - 11:19


The lefties just keep repeating the lies...








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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Sun 16 Apr 2017 - 14:56

Laughing

It would only take a bunch of troublemaking computer pranksters a few hours of posting a few dummied up news stories across a few social media sites, with those "fake news" stories having any kind of added political bias, to mess up any such surveys in the short term...

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Post by eddie on Sun 16 Apr 2017 - 16:01

Maybe we should start looking into the debunking sites that debunk the sites.
Just for the craic.

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