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According to Snopes, Fake News Is Not the Problem – Backchannel

According to Snopes, Fake News Is Not the Problem – Backchannel | Just wrong! | Scoop.it

The day after the election, news began swirling around social media that New York Times columnist David Brooks had called for President-elect Donald Trump’s assassination. Snopes managing editor Brooke Binkowski had a feeling it was fake. Because, come on now, would a prominent columnist for a reputable news outlet really make that kind of comment?

 

Snopes has made its business out of correcting the misunderstood satire, malicious falsehoods, and poorly informed gossip that echoes across the internet — and that business is booming. Traffic jumped 85 percent over the past year to 13.6 million unique visitors in October, according to comScore. The site supports itself through advertising, and in the last three years it has made enough money to quadruple the size of its staff.


Sure enough, a bit of Snopes reporting revealed that Brooks had written a column saying Trump would likely resign or be impeached within a year. A news item published on The Rightists claimed Brooks had then said in an interview for KYRQ Radio New York that Trump should be killed. Snopes found The Rightists doesn’t even pretend to traffic in truth. In the site’s “about” section, it describes itself this way: “This is HYBRID site of news and satire. part [sic] of our stories already happens, part, not yet. NOT all of our stories are true!” What’s more, the story’s facts didn’t add up. For example, the site claimed Brooks had made the comments on a radio station — KYRQ — that didn’t exist.


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, November 19, 8:34 PM

It's not the fake news that's the problem, it's the need to fact check and then publish the truth to correct the mistakes.

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Jail term for Iran volleyball woman

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A British-Iranian woman arrested after trying to watch a men's volleyball match in Iran has been sentenced to a year in prison, her lawyer says.

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I think this is insane!

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Shocking footage shows Israeli police beating Palestinian youth

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Footage has emerged seeming to show Israeli police beating the cousin of Mohammed Abu Khder, 16, who was burned alive in an alleged attack by Israeli militants.

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OMG!

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The terrorist we can't deport because of his human rights - Telegraph

The terrorist we can't deport because of his human rights - Telegraph | Just wrong! | Scoop.it
Ministers are powerless to deport a convicted foreign terrorist who has lived in Britain for 12 years even though he has lost a long-running legal battle for refugee status, The Telegraph can disclose.

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What rights?

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vince tracy's curator insight, August 16, 2013 5:24 AM

Why not be a bit daring and break the rules......terrorists are breaking the rules every day...

Jack Hansen's comment, August 16, 2013 12:06 PM
If terrorists do not demonstrate civility, they are denied the same rights as others who do. Two key words, "Terrorist" and "Human." When such people show a disregard for other humans, they forfeit their human rights extended to those who live respecting others. This is nothing more than an enemy tactic of using a country's own words/laws to defeat them. Only the the incredibly stupid, scared, or traitorous leaders would allow their own people be raped, humiliated, and usurped by a lesser form of society, evil to the core.
Jack Hansen's curator insight, August 16, 2013 12:08 PM

If terrorists do not demonstrate civility, they are denied the same rights as others who do. Two key words, "Terrorist" and "Human." When such people show a disregard for other humans, they forfeit their human rights extended to those who live respecting others. This is nothing more than an enemy tactic of using a country's own words/laws to defeat them. Only the the incredibly stupid, scared, or traitorous leaders would allow their own people to be raped, humiliated, and usurped by a lesser form of society, evil to the core.

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'Nancy Grace' : re. Ferguson Grand Jury Verdict, Ofc. 'Wilson's story doesn't add up'

HLN's Nancy Grace comments on Officer Darren Wilson's testimony and the way the evidence was presented on his case.

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Iraqi Militants Kill 500: Mass Grave Found

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Iraqi Militants Kill 500: Mass Grave Found

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Totally wrong!!!!

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#WARNING - Three Dead in Shootings at Kansas Jewish Centers, Passover Eve, 1 Attacker Shouts "Heil Hitler"

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Two shootings have been reported at two separate Jewish-related sites in Overland Park, Kansas, leaving at least three people dead. One man is in custody and was heard yelling "heil Hitler" as he was placed in handcuffs.

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Just Horrible!

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Honor Murder: Muslim sets his daughter on fire, kills her for her Facebook relationships - Atlas Shrugs

Honor Murder: Muslim sets his daughter on fire, kills her for her Facebook relationships - Atlas Shrugs | Just wrong! | Scoop.it
Despite the savagery and abject inhumanity, the family's honor was preserved from the facebook scarlet letter. That's what's important, right? Obama say, "respect it!

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, August 15, 2013 4:40 PM

I am very confused by the title and comment that go with this image. Can someone explain it to me?

Jim Allen, III's curator insight, August 15, 2013 7:54 PM

This is not American it is a crime against humanity to do this to anyone much less your own daughter.  This has to be a mental illness and not a religion.