Fake News

Hillary Clinton: Congress Must Act Against Fake News And Malicious Propaganda On Social Media [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Hillary Clinton on Thursday decried the spread of fake news online, calling it an “epidemic” that Congress should take action against. “The epidemic of malicious fake news and false propaganda that flooded social media over the past year — it’s now clear the so-called fake news can have real-world consequences,” Clinton said during a speech on Capitol …

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Tim Kaine Rips Michael Flynn On Fake News: He’s So Gullible He Peddles Stories Even A Child Would Ignore

BOOM. CNN reports: Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine intensified his criticism over Donald Trump’s national security adviser, saying that retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn peddles in conspiracy theories that even a little child would dismiss. Kaine, who was Hillary Clinton’s running mate this year, has kept a low profile since suffering the stunning loss to Trump last month. But Kaine told …

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Stephen Colbert Delivers Epic Rant On Fake News, Pizzagate, And Alex Jones: Grow The Fuck Up [VIDEO]

Via Raw Story: Stephen Colbert Wednesday hammered the conspiracy theorists who rose to prominence during the 2016 election, suggesting Wikileaks, Alex Jones and Reddit trolls should “grow the f*ck up.” During a segment on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the host urged his viewers to refrain from getting their news from him, “because newsflash, this isn’t news,” before also …

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UNSHOCKING: DC Pizza Shop “Fake News” Gunman Is An Evangelical Christian And Listens To Alex Jones

The New York Times has interviewed the nutjob that fired an assault rifle inside a DC pizza shop because he needed to “investigate” a fake news story promulgated by extremist pro-Trump sites. The guy is exactly as you’d suspect. From their article: Mr. Welch, the father of two daughters, said he woke up Sunday morning and told his family he …

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WND Joins Kellogg’s Boycott Because First Amendment

Just For Men Mustache Olympics gold medalist and World Net Daily founder Joseph Farah writes: It’s a dangerous thing, indeed, when fat-cat, multinational corporations like Kellogg determine to use their powerful advertising position to squelch free speech and freedom of the press by selectively boycotting media companies because they stand for principles like American national sovereignty. Don’t get me wrong. …

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WARNING TO BREITBART: Pope Francis Compares Fake News Outlets To People Who Like To Eat Excrement

Seriously. He said this. Via Reuters: Media that focus on scandals and spread fake news to smear politicians risk becoming like people who have a morbid fascination with excrement, Pope Francis said in an interview published on Wednesday. Francis told the Belgian Catholic weekly “Tertio” that spreading disinformation was “probably the greatest damage that the media can do” and using …

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Associated Press Blasts Pro-Trump Fake News Story

From the Associated Press: A trending story that claims Hillary Clinton won a total of 57 counties in the presidential election is untrue. The Associated Press finds that Clinton won 487 counties nationwide, compared with 2,626 for President-elect Donald Trump. The story appeared on several viral content sites that cater to some of Trump’s supporters. It also falsely claimed that …

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Pence: Michael Flynn’s Fake News-Spreading Son Isn’t Involved In Transition (Except He Totally Is) [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: Vice President-elect Mike Pence, appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program, insisted on Tuesday that the son of retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, who posted a baseless conspiracy theory on Twitter on Sunday night, has “no involvement in the transition whatsoever.” Yet the son, Mike Flynn Jr., has sat in on some transition meetings and …

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Son Of Potential Trump Administration Pick Michael Flynn Claims DC Pizza Shop Shooting Was False Flag

As I noted in the comments of this morning’s story about the DC pizza shop shooting, YouTube is already ablaze with conspiracy nuts who claim that the gunman was planted by the mainstream media and/or government in order to further the imaginary crackdown on right wing sites like Breitbart. And now this: The son of retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, …

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