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Friday, June 30, 2017

WaPo develops the Ultimate Fake News

CNN had its worse month ever beginning May 30 when we discovered Kathy Griffin thought beheading to June 23 when CNN retracted ROOSHEN story.

The Washington Post then told CNN to hold its beer.

Twitter is looking for ways to let users flag fake news, offensive content

From the Washington Post on June 29:
Twitter is exploring adding a feature that would let users flag tweets that contain misleading, false or harmful information, according to two people familiar with the company's projects.
The feature, which is still in a prototype phase and may never be released, is part of the company’s uphill battle against rampant abuse on its platform. It could look like a tiny tab appearing in a drop-down menu alongside tweets, according to the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release details of the effort.
Twitter has been plagued by many issues, such as fake accounts that can be purchased outright for pennies and that spread automated messages and false stories. Extremists use the service as a recruiting tool, and hate-spewing trolls have threatened women and minorities.
That's right, the Post rolled out the old liberal cliché: women and minorities hardest hit.

But the Fake News Button turned out to be Fake News.

According to Breitbart, Twitter is not doing that.

From Breitbart:
Despite the report, a Twitter spokesman claimed, “There are no current plans to launch any type of product along these lines.”
Congratulations, WaPo.

The only thing that would have made that story even more fake would be the byline D. B. Cooper.



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3 comments:

  1. Despite the report, a Twitter spokesman claimed, “There are no current plans to launch any type of product along these lines.” Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.
    I imagine there WILL be.

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  2. According to Twitter and FaceBorg anything to the right of Pol Pot is Fake News.

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  3. Hashtags get hijacked regularly. They don't think the same will happen with button-pushing?
    Not to mention all the Dunning-Krugers out there.

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