Stephen E. Arnold: #GoogleGestapo Twitter’s Fake News Problem

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Stephen E. Arnold

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Fake news is getting harder to control and social media networks makes it harder to weed out the truth from the lies. Engadget shares how, “Twitter’s Fake News Problem Is Getting Worse” and how tragedy exacerbates the problem. For example, when a crazed shooter opened fired at a high school in Parkland, Florida, social media, including Twitter, helped spread fake news. The fake news misidentified the gunman, the number of gunmen, how a comedian was one of the shooters when it was just a meme, and misidentified missing people.

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Phi Beta Iota: Written by a stringer, not the master himself, the piece concludes that Wikipedia should be used as a fact checking filer.  This is of course insane, since Wikipedia is part of #GoogleGestapo and cannot be relied upon beyond tourist-level facts. Most significant pages have been hijacked (e.g. by the big pharma complex) or are infested by trolls.

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#GoogleGestapo @ Phi Beta Iota

#GoogleGestapoReferences @ Phi Beta Iota