Category Archive: Fake news

Sep 09

Be Afraid: Government News Agencies are Teaming Up Worldwide to “Fight Misinformation”

The Agence France-Presse (AFP), the world’s oldest news agency (which is affiliated with the French government) is teaming up with the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) (a branch of the British government) and other news organizations in a global initiative to combat nongovernment and anti-government news (which they call “misinformation.”) See here. These government news bureaus …

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Sep 01

Pentagon to spend massively to regulate and control the internet in preparation for 2020 election

Government claims it needs propaganda authority to fight “fake news” A truly Orwellian government press release disguised as a news story appeared on Bloomberg News on August 31, 2019. “Fake news and social media posts are such a threat to U.S. security that the Defense Department is launching a project to repel “large-scale, automated disinformation …

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Jul 27

“Fake News, Real Consequences” Conference to Shake up West Yellowstone August 9

Join Lysander Spooner University in West Yellowstone, Montana on Friday, August 9, 2019. Our one-day conference, “Fake News, Real Consequences: Journalist Ethics in the New West,” will take place at the West Yellowstone Visitors Center from 3 pm to 8 pm. Public invited. Free! (Hat may be passed.) Evol Love of Justice Travelers: “Justice and …

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Jul 25

“Mainstream” “news” continues to plunge in readership

More readers are reading more information than ever before; and more wealthy advertisers are seeking places to advertise. But increasingly, people aren’t reading “legacy” newspapers, and advertisers (knowing fewer Americans are reading mainstream news) are spending their ad dollars elsewhere. Join Lysander Spooner University at West Yellowstone, Montana on Aug. 9, 2019, where Dr. Roger …

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Jul 11

“Mainstream” news jobs have declined 25 percent in 10 years

Great news! The Hill reports that U.S. newsroom employment has fallen 25 percent in a just a decade. “Mainstream” journalism (meaning journalism which supports government and is supported by government) is in steep decline. Meanwhile alternative news is flourishing. Consumers have more access to information than ever before.

Jun 30

Another climate hoax collapses: coral reefs do not die in warming water–they thrive

Claims that global warming will kill off the coral reefs of the oceans are found to be untrue. See here. It turns out coral thrives in warming water and are more likely to die in cold water. Oh, and the oceans appear to be in a COOLING trend.

Jun 29

Images destined to join other icons of the climate doomsday scam

Last month, almost every major newspaper in the world published photos of Greenland sled dogs skating through ankle-deep water atop Greenland’s supposedly-disappearing ice sheet. Some journalists were almost apoplectic in their accompanying stories: CNN wrote that “The incredible photo . . . quickly went viral, destined to join pictures of starving polar bears, shrunken glaciers, …

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Jun 13

Big Journalism laments: almost no one will voluntarily pay for pro-government “news”

In the digital age there are more reporters, bloggers, and information providers than ever before. And almost all of it is free. Big Journalism–the government-supporting (and supported) “mainstream” news complex–is beside itself with anger and frustration. Every investigation into major news sources such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, NBC, ABC, CBS and …

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Jun 05

Press freedom is in a downward spiral worldwide

More governments are taking over news publishing and distribution. Even as alternative media is flourishing in some corners of the globe, governments everywhere are seeking to license, monitor and control what is said. The Russian government has purchased the largest national newspaper, infusing it with pro-government bias. China’s Communist Party has sought to expand its …

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May 21

The Guardian Newspaper announces new “style guide”: reporters must write hysterically about the climate

On May 17, The Guardian announced a new “style guide” for its reporters writing on climate-related issues. The Guardian claims it “updated its style guide to introduce terms that more accurately describe the environmental crises facing the world. Instead of “climate change” the preferred terms are “climate emergency, crisis or breakdown” and “global heating” is …

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