From the good people at The Gateway Pundit, here’s yet another example of MSM fake news leading to REAL consequences:
“Evidence that has been central to the two Federal judges instrumental in the March 15th revocation of President Trump’s travel ban was recently found to be false. The leaked Department of Homeland Security document first came to light via the Associated Press, where it was detailed in a February 24th article and has been cited as integral to the decision making process for the judges.
OH YEAH: RT REALEASES NEW SITE, DEDICATED TO FACT CHECKING FAKE NEWS!
“In a post-truth world, it’s sometimes hard to distinguish between what is real and what is fake news. RT’s new special project, FakeCheck, helps you to separate fact from fiction and transit into a post-fake reality.
With the proliferation of social media channels, few people find or have the time to dig into the source of information they are being fed through their Facebook and Twitter feeds. Unknowingly and against their will, they often fall prey to hoaxes, propaganda, and disinformation masquerading as real news.”
IRONY! Just in from the Washington Examiner:
“A few conservative critics predicted early on that the recent obsession with fake news would lead eventually to right-of-center newsrooms being lumped with the bad actors.
It looks increasingly likely that those critics were onto something.
Harvard University’s library website currently features a page titled, “Fake News, Misinformation, and Propaganda.”
The page URL even has the word “fake” in it.
FINALLY! The MSM is going to love this one ;):
“Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the worldwide web, has called for tighter regulation of online political advertising, which he says is being used in “unethical ways”.
“We urgently need to close the ‘internet blind spot’ in the regulation of political campaigning,” he said, writing in an open letter marking the 28th anniversary of his invention.
The 61-year-old British computer scientist described how political advertising has become a sophisticated and targeted industry, drawing on enormous pools of personal data on Facebook and Google. This means that campaigns create precisely targeted ads for individuals – as many as 50,000 variations each day on Facebook during the 2016 US election, he said.”