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Dave Bloke

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The mainstream press seems to be getting more and more agitated with what they refer to as fake news. But how much of what they call fake news is itself fake?

Last year the local mayor was ranting against a "fakenews" that he had moved out of town due to the security problems he'd caused. Only it seems he'd started the fake news that he'd moved so he could then denounce it.

On a review of the press yesterday they covered a number of images that are doing the rounds on twitter and which are supposedly "fake". One was an image of an elderly lady being tear gassed on what looked like the Champs Elysee. The journalist said "but the photo is actually from a demo in 2016".

Another journalist pointed out two things 1) there were people being tear gassed in Paris 2) the photo wasn't a "fake" but from another event but had been reused, either in error or deliberately for another event but probably illustrated the reality of the situation on the ground.

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49 minutes ago, Dave Bloke said:

The mainstream press seems to be getting more and more agitated with what they refer to as fake news. But how much of what they call fake news is itself fake?

Last year the local mayor was ranting against a "fakenews" that he had moved out of town due to the security problems he'd caused. Only it seems he'd started the fake news that he'd moved so he could then denounce it.

On a review of the press yesterday they covered a number of images that are doing the rounds on twitter and which are supposedly "fake". One was an image of an elderly lady being tear gassed on what looked like the Champs Elysee. The journalist said "but the photo is actually from a demo in 2016".

Another journalist pointed out two things 1) there were people being tear gassed in Paris 2) the photo wasn't a "fake" but from another event but had been reused, either in error or deliberately for another event but probably illustrated the reality of the situation on the ground.

If it was from a demo in 2016 you can be sure there's worse things happening in Paris in 2018.

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2 hours ago, Dave Bloke said:

The mainstream press seems to be getting more and more agitated with what they refer to as fake news. But how much of what they call fake news is itself fake?

Last year the local mayor was ranting against a "fakenews" that he had moved out of town due to the security problems he'd caused. Only it seems he'd started the fake news that he'd moved so he could then denounce it.

On a review of the press yesterday they covered a number of images that are doing the rounds on twitter and which are supposedly "fake". One was an image of an elderly lady being tear gassed on what looked like the Champs Elysee. The journalist said "but the photo is actually from a demo in 2016".

Another journalist pointed out two things 1) there were people being tear gassed in Paris 2) the photo wasn't a "fake" but from another event but had been reused, either in error or deliberately for another event but probably illustrated the reality of the situation on the ground.

Was it this one if so is it customary to protest in hiviz vests in France 

 

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41 minutes ago, Stuey said:

Fake news is pretty much all of BBC, ITV, etc. They know it and they know we know it

Yep they don`t like the competition and they have lost the ability to control the narrative 

This story had me LOL i think it was @Cunning Plan that complained about the grammar on a article from that site which was post on a thread here ,i suspect this is the reason

https://www.politicalite.com/media/no-buzz-multi-million-dollar-buzzfeed-threatened-by-working-class-kid-with-wifi-and-a-keyboard/

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NO BUZZ: Multi-Million Dollar BuzzFeed Threatened By Working-Class Kid With WiFi and a Keyboard

 

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MULTI-MILLON Dollar media company BuzzFeed, was so threatened by Politicalite’s soaring success, they tried to brand the website, and me, the working-class editor (who’s a mixed-race queer) as ‘far right’ and lobbied an advertising company urging them to DROP an advertising deal with the site.

 

Edited by Long time lurking

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