Fake News

5 Tips on Spotting Fake News

Fake news are a real problem. Social media provides us with a constant stream of news. In fact, PEW Research recently released a report stating 62% of US adults get their news from social media. Whether you’re on Facebook, Twitter, or another site of your choice, you will be inundated with information from around the world. And it’s great that we have access to the world through a small screen.
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The Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act

Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act: The Bill That Mainstream Media WON’T Talk About

The thing about a bureaucracy like the United States is that it’s a nation of laws. You know that because lawmakers proudly state that every chance they get. And because it’s a nation of laws, there are far too many laws for the average citizen to ever figure out all the laws of the land, and what new laws are being made… And Bills like this one slip right on by, right under the noses of people who should be watching for them. This is the Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act.
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The Corporate Reconquering of the West: Brutality, Bravado, and Bias at the DAPL

The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), also known as the Bakken Pipeline, spans 1,172 miles – from the Bakken oil fields in northwest North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois. The $3.7 billion project boasts job creation, the safe and cost-effective transportation of oil, and environmental protection by reducing train and truck transportation.
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The Pentagon Was Caught Paying for Fake Terrorism Videos

Not too long ago, the Pentagon was caught paying the controversial PR Firm Bell Pottinger $540 million to create fake videos against Iraqi terrorism. The point behind these videos was to create an anti-terrorism bias in people’s heads and to track terrorist sympathizers. The ways that the fake videos were used is a bit more insidious.
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