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(The New York Times)   "The most conservative 10 percent of the sample accounted for about 65 percent of visits to fake news sites"   ( nytimes.com) divider line
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2018-01-02 03:39:53 PM  
"The most conservative 10 percent of the sample accounted for about 65 percent of visits to fake news sites" - and about 90 percent of Facebook derp.
 
2018-01-02 04:23:22 PM  
Coming from the failing New York Times?
 
2018-01-02 04:37:43 PM  
Can one person give one example of "fake news", when there are dozens of examples of Trump lying his ass off?
 
2018-01-02 05:53:24 PM  

Mugato: Can one person give one example of "fake news", when there are dozens of examples of Trump lying his ass off?


Pizzagate?
 
2018-01-02 06:57:15 PM  
Until recently Fox News(and their website) were the largest provider of "news" in the country.
 
2018-01-02 07:15:54 PM  

Private_Citizen: "The most conservative 10 percent of the sample accounted for about 65 percent of visits to fake news sites" - and about 90 percent of Facebook derp.


And that's just my cousin.
 
2018-01-02 07:50:52 PM  
Imagine everything you believe based on a lie.
 
2018-01-02 08:08:39 PM  

edmo: Imagine everything you believe based on a lie.


I have family who vote Republican.
 
2018-01-02 08:10:54 PM  

edmo: Imagine everything you believe based on a lie.


looks like someone got red-pilled.
 
2018-01-02 08:32:10 PM  

Mugato: Can one person give one example of "fake news", when there are dozens of examples of Trump lying his ass off?


I have tons of links to fake nudes.
 
2018-01-02 09:10:21 PM  

gameshowhost: Mugato: Can one person give one example of "fake news", when there are dozens of examples of Trump lying his ass off?

I have tons of links to fake nudes.


Yeah, there's a Diamond Dolls just 15 minutes away and only has a two drink minimum.
 
2018-01-02 09:43:18 PM  

Mugato: gameshowhost: Mugato: Can one person give one example of "fake news", when there are dozens of examples of Trump lying his ass off?

I have tons of links to fake nudes.

Yeah, there's a Diamond Dolls just 15 minutes away and only has a two drink minimum.


Please, roll safe.

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2018-01-02 09:47:47 PM  
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2018-01-02 10:12:00 PM  

fusillade762: Mugato: Can one person give one example of "fake news", when there are dozens of examples of Trump lying his ass off?

Pizzagate?


Hillary's emails were totally damning.
Uranium One was totally a scandal.
There were new Hillary emails on Weiner/Abedin's computers.
Vladimir Putin didn't interfere with the US election.
 
2018-01-02 10:16:13 PM  
In other words, Trump supporters have been 'had'.  How's that winning for ya?
 
2018-01-02 10:16:59 PM  
The NYTimes calling out "fake news sites"?

Oh, the irony.
 
2018-01-02 10:18:24 PM  
Politifact made a list of fake news sites early last year and the only liberal one I could find on the list was OccupyDemocrats.com. So either Politifact is biased, or both sides are not the same.

There may be more liberal sites on the list, but It's a really long list. Just a glance at it will tell you It's a tidal wave of right-wing derp mixed in with a eyedropper full of left-wing derp. They're outderping us. We just can't compete with the derp.
 
2018-01-02 10:18:29 PM  

Mugato: Can one person give one example of "fake news", when there are dozens of examples of Trump lying his ass off?


The last time I posted something on Facebook as public, some guy linked an article at "Foxie Newsie" that damn-near crashed my computer with all its ads. This particular scam was more interested in clicks and malware than political influence, but it is real.
 
2018-01-02 10:18:34 PM  

edmo: Imagine everything you believe based on a lie.


Such as, "You can be whatever you want when you grow up", "Your mother was pure as the driven snow", "Its not you its me", "This is your daddy"...?
 
2018-01-02 10:19:39 PM  
Was there a question sbout gun ownership?

/dnrta
 
2018-01-02 10:22:44 PM  
This article is fake news! Lies! Libs!

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2018-01-02 10:22:54 PM  

Fabric_Man: Mugato: Can one person give one example of "fake news", when there are dozens of examples of Trump lying his ass off?

The last time I posted something on Facebook as public, some guy linked an article at "Foxie Newsie" that damn-near crashed my computer with all its ads. This particular scam was more interested in clicks and malware than political influence, but it is real.


I'm sorry. "Happy Foxie."
 
2018-01-02 10:24:26 PM  

Senseless_drivel: edmo: Imagine everything you believe based on a lie.

Such as, "You can be whatever you want when you grow up", "Your mother was pure as the driven snow", "Its not you its me", "This is your daddy"...?


No, I like that size
Even better than your last used car
Standard upcharge
 
2018-01-02 10:25:31 PM  

I want that sauce Morty!: Politifact made a list of fake news sites early last year and the only liberal one I could find on the list was OccupyDemocrats.com. So either Politifact is biased, or both sides are not the same.

There may be more liberal sites on the list, but It's a really long list. Just a glance at it will tell you It's a tidal wave of right-wing derp mixed in with a eyedropper full of left-wing derp. They're outderping us. We just can't compete with the derp.


We must not allow a derp gap.
 
2018-01-02 10:28:16 PM  

edmo: Imagine everything you believe based on a lie.


Yeah, the Bible will do that to people.
 
2018-01-02 10:32:19 PM  

I want that sauce Morty!: Politifact made a list of fake news sites early last year and the only liberal one I could find on the list was OccupyDemocrats.com. So either Politifact is biased, or both sides are not the same.

There may be more liberal sites on the list, but It's a really long list. Just a glance at it will tell you It's a tidal wave of right-wing derp mixed in with a eyedropper full of left-wing derp. They're outderping us. We just can't compete with the derp.


Left-wing derp isn't rabidly pro-corporate, and thus doesn't get the support that Fox News enjoys.
 
2018-01-02 10:32:54 PM  

I want that sauce Morty!: Politifact made a list of fake news sites early last year and the only liberal one I could find on the list was OccupyDemocrats.com. So either Politifact is biased, or both sides are not the same.

There may be more liberal sites on the list, but It's a really long list. Just a glance at it will tell you It's a tidal wave of right-wing derp mixed in with a eyedropper full of left-wing derp. They're outderping us. We just can't compete with the derp.


We're gonna need a bigger derp.
 
2018-01-02 10:34:02 PM  
That's just what the Deep State wants you to believe.
 
2018-01-02 10:36:31 PM  

Mugato: Can one person give one example of "fake news", when there are dozens of examples of Trump lying his ass off?


There was at least one Fark user citing the "abcnews.com.co" link like it was a real thing.
 
2018-01-02 10:36:54 PM  

gameshowhost: Mugato: Can one person give one example of "fake news", when there are dozens of examples of Trump lying his ass off?

I have tons of links to fake nudes.


I wonder if anyone has the originals?
 
2018-01-02 10:37:20 PM  

Weatherkiss: That's just what the Deep State wants you to believe.


I think you mean
(((Deep State)))
 
2018-01-02 10:39:48 PM  
That's not fair because most fake news is ON conservative websites, so that proves nothing.
 
2018-01-02 10:40:39 PM  

Hickory-smoked: Weatherkiss: That's just what the Deep State wants you to believe.

I think you mean
(((Deep State)))


Derp State
 
2018-01-02 10:41:18 PM  
I think I work with one of the poled people. Drudge, Breitbart, Fox... the man hits every site in the derpisphere.
 
2018-01-02 10:48:29 PM  
People love having their egos stroked and their biases confirmed, even if they know it's BS.
 
2018-01-02 10:49:07 PM  
It really is true. Reality has a liberal bias. So the most die-hard true believer conservatives have to run to fake news to get someone, anyone, to echo chamber their worldview. The problem is, these 10% most conservative are also the loudest voices in the Republican party and as a result, get pandered to by the politicians. So in effect, we have the furthest right 10% getting their "news" from fake news outlets, who have their hands all over the levers of power.
 
2018-01-02 10:50:01 PM  

LordJiro: I want that sauce Morty!: Politifact made a list of fake news sites early last year and the only liberal one I could find on the list was OccupyDemocrats.com. So either Politifact is biased, or both sides are not the same.

There may be more liberal sites on the list, but It's a really long list. Just a glance at it will tell you It's a tidal wave of right-wing derp mixed in with a eyedropper full of left-wing derp. They're outderping us. We just can't compete with the derp.

Left-wing derp isn't rabidly pro-corporate, and thus doesn't get the support that Fox News enjoys.


I think most left leaning derp has come in the form of opinion rather than making up news stories. Like there was an article on Salon a few years ago calling The Legend of Zelda a racist, sexist, and classist game. It was stupid, but it's not fake news.
 
2018-01-02 10:56:46 PM  
The issue is not that people fall for fake news. It's that it devalues the real news. Sort of like the low quality click bait on youtube main (without sign in). "Try not to laugh" "you won't believe.." "if you smile" and the thumb nails are usually some gawking over expressive over exaggerated, suprised smileish scaredish face.
 
2018-01-02 11:02:56 PM  

Mugato: Can one person give one example of "fake news", when there are dozens of examples of Trump lying his ass off?


The term "fake news" has been used by the President so much its lost all sense of meaning, but in 2016 it referred to sites that look like legit news sites but actually peddled tabloid garbage at best and complete nonsense at worse.

Just off a quick google search, stuff like yournewswire.com or 70 News or beforeitsnews.com or worldtruth.tv (note: Fark has hilariously blocked linking to these sites on grounds that they are fake news, but you can cutnpaste the urls to see them) -- basically Breitbart/Infowars on steroids. Trump has even cited them on occasion. They take a slightly true account of something happening, and then add scandalous/sensationalistic/clickbaity stuff to generate clicks and ad revenue.

There's a whole list of them and they tend to pop up and down with regular frequency because some of them are even fronts for installing malware and other nastiness.

A lot of fake news generation came from unemployed college kids in Macedonia. They didn't care who won the election, they just wanted to make money, but as the campaign went on they found that they made more money peddling fake news to conservatives than to liberals. Liberals would frequently investigate or source the origin of their news reports and either call bullshiat or wouldn't share it, even if it was something they wanted to be true, whereas Conservatives would not only believe it 100% without question, but they would aggressively share it on Facebook and social media, improving their traffic immensely. Thus, anti-Hillary fake news spread much faster and was much harder to debunk than anti-Trump fake news.

So fake news peddlers don't really have any political axe to grind. They just drift pro-Republican because Conservatives are more gullible and that's what makes them more money. So then you have the Hillary campaign fighting all these social media hoaxes and conspiracy theories about the "clinton body count" or "hillary's lesbian trysts" or "underage child porn ring".

Of course, Trump thinks fake news is simply anything he doesn't like or makes him look bad. So he thinks it's CNN or MSNBC. But fake news has predated his move into politics, and it will be here long after him, so like most things in life, it's not about him.
 
2018-01-02 11:04:23 PM  

edmo: Imagine everything you believe based on a lie.


Killery sho' one powerful woman.

She must be a witch!

/herpa-derpa-doo
 
2018-01-02 11:07:38 PM  

I want that sauce Morty!: Politifact made a list of fake news sites early last year and the only liberal one I could find on the list was OccupyDemocrats.com. So either Politifact is biased, or both sides are not the same.

There may be more liberal sites on the list, but It's a really long list. Just a glance at it will tell you It's a tidal wave of right-wing derp mixed in with a eyedropper full of left-wing derp. They're outderping us. We just can't compete with the derp.


Fake News site owners have admitted as such: Pro-liberal fake news just doesn't do as well. Liberals approach it with skepticism and they ask questions and investigate.

Conservatives tend not to do that, especially for news they want to be true. They will accept anything blindly and share it vigorously, which is why there are more pro-conservative fake news sites out there. There are more marks on the right.
 
2018-01-02 11:09:42 PM  
The olds have to go SWOOPING in for their dopamine hits...
Since sex is out of the question.
 
2018-01-02 11:11:35 PM  

I want that sauce Morty!: Politifact made a list of fake news sites early last year and the only liberal one I could find on the list was OccupyDemocrats.com. So either Politifact is biased, or both sides are not the same.

There may be more liberal sites on the list, but It's a really long list. Just a glance at it will tell you It's a tidal wave of right-wing derp mixed in with a eyedropper full of left-wing derp. They're outderping us. We just can't compete with the derp.


We can't allow a derp gap.
 
2018-01-02 11:13:28 PM  

Corneille: In other words, Trump supporters have been 'had'.  How's that winning for ya?


They don't care.
 
2018-01-02 11:16:37 PM  
Fox News went to shiat chasing after that Brietbart dollar.
 
2018-01-02 11:17:16 PM  

Ishkur: I want that sauce Morty!: Politifact made a list of fake news sites early last year and the only liberal one I could find on the list was OccupyDemocrats.com. So either Politifact is biased, or both sides are not the same.

There may be more liberal sites on the list, but It's a really long list. Just a glance at it will tell you It's a tidal wave of right-wing derp mixed in with a eyedropper full of left-wing derp. They're outderping us. We just can't compete with the derp.

Fake News site owners have admitted as such: Pro-liberal fake news just doesn't do as well. Liberals approach it with skepticism and they ask questions and investigate.

Conservatives tend not to do that, especially for news they want to be true. They will accept anything blindly and share it vigorously, which is why there are more pro-conservative fake news sites out there. There are more marks on the right.


It's a whole philosophy built on exploiting people who crave 3 things:
To be special
To be right
To be safe

The problem is that reality teaches the flowing three things:
You are not special
You know nothing
You're farked

This produces violent reactions in the derper, and so they must ban teh homogheys. Makes perfect sense.
 
2018-01-02 11:18:06 PM  
Natalie Portmanteau:

Following. Damn you Knob Creek, learn to spell...
 
2018-01-02 11:21:04 PM  

gameshowhost: Mugato: Can one person give one example of "fake news", when there are dozens of examples of Trump lying his ass off?

I have tons of links to fake nudes.


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What a fake nude might look like
 
2018-01-02 11:25:44 PM  

elkboy: gameshowhost: Mugato: Can one person give one example of "fake news", when there are dozens of examples of Trump lying his ass off?

I have tons of links to fake nudes.

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What a fake nude might look like


Our nudes aren't actually nude. Is nothing sacred anymore?
 
2018-01-02 11:44:07 PM  
The problem with stupidity that deep is that the sufferer is too stupid to even detect their affliction. It should be painful, but the disease causes them to lack the very pain receptors that would let them know they're sick.
 
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