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NeoCons Test Drive Newest Weapon to Crush Indie Media, Put MintPress in Their Crosshairs

    NeoCons Test Drive Newest Weapon to Crush Indie Media, Put MintPress in Their Crosshairs

MINNEAPOLIS —  A recently founded venture claiming to be “a news rating agency” is making its big breakout in 2019 by claiming to be an authority at the forefront in the fight against “fake news.” Newsguard — which describes itself as an organization dedicated to “restoring trust and accountability” and using “journalism to fight false…

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How a NeoCon-Backed “Fact Checker” Plans to Wage War on Independent Media

    How a NeoCon-Backed “Fact Checker” Plans to Wage War on Independent Media

MINNEAPOLIS — Soon after the social media “purge” of independent media sites and pages this past October, a top neoconservative insider — Jamie Fly — was caught stating that the mass deletion of anti-establishment and anti-war pages on Facebook and Twitter was “just the beginning” of a concerted effort by the U.S. government and powerful…

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Sick Of Facebook? Read This.

    Sick Of Facebook? Read This.

I didn’t realize you were still doing your show!” “Why can’t I see your posts anymore?” “I’ve had to re-follow you several times on Facebook.” These are but a few of the various comments and complaints about my Facebook page that I’ve fielded the past two years. With growing regularity and intensity, the cheery blue…

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Venezuela Launches Media Response Plan to Fake News Attacks

    Venezuela Launches Media Response Plan to Fake News Attacks

The Venezuelan government has announced the creation of a media-based task force to address fake or misleading international news stories about the Caribbean nation. The ‘Zero Tolerance Media Plan’ was announced by Vice Minister for International Communication William Castillo Monday, and will run through the Foreign Office and its network of embassies and consulates. Castillo…

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Facebook is Judging User Credibility and Assigning Secret Reputation Scores

  Facebook is Judging User Credibility and Assigning Secret Reputation Scores

In a hideous reflection of China’s already-prevalent ‘Social Credit’ system – which is a rating assigned to each citizen based on government data regarding their economic and social status – The Washington Post reports that Facebook has begun to assign its users a reputation score, predicting their trustworthiness on a scale from zero to one. Under the guise of its effort to…

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An Open Letter to New York Times Publisher A.G. Sulzberger

  An Open Letter to New York Times Publisher A.G. Sulzberger

Dear Mr. Sulzberger,  I read with great interest news accounts of your conversation with President Trump, in which you admonished him for his inflammatory characterization of the media as “fake news” and asserted that such polarizing language poses a threat not only to journalists but to American democracy itself. You needn’t be a partisan —…

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Social Media Giants Choking Independent News Site Traffic to a Trickle

  Social Media Giants Choking Independent News Site Traffic to a Trickle

MINNEAPOLIS – For much of the year, independent media has felt the sting of increased social media censorship, as the “revolving door” between U.S. intelligence agencies and social-media companies has manifested in a crackdown on news that challenges official government narratives. With many notable independent news websites having shut down since then as a result,…

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Don’t Call It Fake News! Facebook to Fully Fund Streaming Mainstream News Shows

  Don’t Call It Fake News! Facebook to Fully Fund Streaming Mainstream News Shows

MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA – Facebook is pressing its ongoing offensive against “fake news” with a novel idea: it will fully shoulder the costs of producing what it claims are “high quality” news shows by a handful of mainstream media outlets. In so doing, it hopes to kill three birds with one stone: please the traditional…

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Elon Musk to Fight Fake News with New Website Called Pravda

  Elon Musk to Fight Fake News with New Website Called Pravda

Elon Musk is creating a website where “…the public can rate the core truth of any article & track the credibility score over time of each journalist, editor & publication,” as he said in a tweet. Interestingly enough, he plans on naming it Pravda. Going to create a site where the public can rate the core…

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A Bipartisan Majority of Americans Believe the “Deep State” Is Running the Country

  A Bipartisan Majority of Americans Believe the “Deep State” Is Running the Country

For the past two years, the long-running narrative, at least that promulgated by the mainstream media which continues to “explain away” Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump, is that Americans had fallen for a massive, long-running fake news scam (in part aided and abetted by the likes of Facebook), which boosted Trump’s popularity at the…

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