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After telling the public for over a year that the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States was not going to materialize, the mainstream media have now turned their collective attention toward something they have characterized as “fake news.”
The phrase, however, is a fake itself, and its deliberate use manipulative in nature. The mainstream media are out to cleanse social media of sites that pose obstacles to a uniform way of thinking; that being a left-leaning ideology.
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Through a series of reports and opinion pieces, mainstream media outlets have set their sights on the social platform Facebook and are on a campaign to pressure the site to “police” its members and remove posts deemed to be “fake news.”
During his recent European tour, the president himself joined in on the Facebook harangue.
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“In an age where there’s so much active misinformation, and it’s packaged very well, and it looks the same when you see it on a Facebook page or you turn on your television . . . If everything seems to be the same and no distinctions are made, then we won’t know what to protect.” Obama said.
Via a post on his page, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg dutifully announced that the company will detect and remove false posts in the site’s News Feed.
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Zuckerberg discussed as well the possibility that the site would also label certain stories with a disclaimer, alerting readers that the content has been deemed false by third-party fact-checking services.
Facebook additionally indicated that the site will disallow sponsored posts (a.k.a. advertisements) that are illegal, misleading, or deceptive, including “fake news” ads.
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