December 15, 2016

Facebook deciding what “fake news” is just means more left-wing censorship

StaffRebel Columnist

Facebook has announced it will be teaming with Snopes and ABC News to filter out 'fake news'.

According to Business Insider, “the decision comes after Facebook received heated criticism for its role in spreading a deluge of political misinformation during the U.S. presidential election.”

In addition, the report says “Facebook will make it easier to report news stories that are fake or misleading.”

How easily do you think this is going to be abused? Say there's a story about a liberal politician doing something wrong and liberals want to bury it – they'll just keep spamming that report button in an attempt to bury it.

In addition, Snopes is anything but unbiased. Remember the Idaho Migrant sexual assault case in which a little girl was victimized? Snopes labeled that story as false. In fact, it's true. Much to the displeasure of the refugee-loving mainstream media and left-wing individuals.

On a small plus side, fake/spoofed domain names such as will be reviewed. Aside from that though, look for legitimate news that the left doesn't want you to see to be filtered.

There's no mention in the article of memes with false quotes being dealt with. I'm sure you've all seen that fake Donald Trump quote where he call Republicans dumb at some point in time.

It's no secret that Mark Zuckerberg is a left-wing globalist who wants open borders. Now, by softly announcing that 'fake news' will be buried, he's essentially saying that censorship is coming. Just expect right-wing outlets to be the primary victims.

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commented 2016-12-17 10:12:59 -0500
I get my news directly from the news sites I trust, not a facebook feed.
commented 2016-12-16 23:43:22 -0500
In34 days a man will assend to power who can VETO this by executive order…….:-)
commented 2016-12-16 17:03:32 -0500
commented 2016-12-16 14:40:51 -0500
I am so glad to see that there are other Canadians who do not accept at face value the reporting that we are subjected to by the mainstream media; that there are other Canadians who investigate and read stories from other news websites. I was just about to give the link to the Breitbart story,but I see that Mr. Jobin is ahead of me. Fox News is also reporting on this.
Keep vigilant, Canadians! Research, inquire, decipher, reason, and form your own opinions! Do not be afraid of voicing them even though you may be called racist, bigoted, zenophobic, etc. Weather the storm and stand by your principles (and your Canadian values)!
commented 2016-12-16 11:46:15 -0500
I would like to know what the criteria is for reporting something as fake news. I mean can someone just sit on the button and flag everything they don’t like from any news site they don’t like. I would also like to know how they decide what makes it fake? Is it because someone disputes or is there a way they can prove if it is proven fake and who considered it fake? Does it have to be a proven legal fraud or is just some “expert” opinion. Does this expert have to provide his expertise on the issues at hand and their political leaning? Does the person providing their opinion the story is a fake have to declare any conflicts of interest?
commented 2016-12-16 10:27:26 -0500
And this just in;

“The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) drafted a code of five principles for news websites to accept, and Facebook yesterday announced it will work with “third-party fact checking organizations” that are signatories to the code of principles.
Facebook says that if the “fact checking organizations” determine that a certain story as fake, it will get flagged as disputed and, according to the Facebook announcement, “there will be a link to the corresponding article explaining why. Stories that have been disputed may also appear lower in News Feed.”
IFCN is hosted by the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. A cursory search of the Poynter Institute website finds that Poynter’s IFCN is openly funded by Soros’ Open Society Foundations as well as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Google, and the National Endowment for Democracy.”
commented 2016-12-16 08:53:30 -0500
Canada imports 600,000 barrels a day from half way round the world, the ships use bunker sea oil the lowest grade get it here. I guess it is fake news about their carbon foot print.
Canadians can supply all Canada,s oil and enough jobs for everyone here. tax imported oil.
in other fake news Canada has a few trees where are our carbon credits for the forest.
commented 2016-12-16 06:59:31 -0500
Very good idea Levictus, sometimes you have to move the water a little closer to the horse to get them to drink
commented 2016-12-16 01:27:26 -0500
Hey lefties if you are so superior to us then why do you have to censor?
commented 2016-12-16 01:26:46 -0500
Who gives a shit about Fecesbook? Stopped using it a long time ago. Mark Cuckerberg deserves to be subjugated or to be the victim of a terror attack.
commented 2016-12-15 22:25:02 -0500
Prediction – Facebook share plummet as users leave to new uncensored media. -try Gab – it’s free and free
commented 2016-12-15 19:48:35 -0500
Fake news? You mean “global man made warming”, just about anything Al Gore says, Obama speeches, Hillary claims just about anything (her lips move, ergo she is lying), that “migrants and refugees” aren’t the cause of rapes and murders, that carbon taxes are a must, Trump in cahoots with Putin, all refugees are from Syria, Islam is the religion of peace, Muslims are integrating with the West, guns are the cause of all evil, and only conservative opinion is bad opinion.

Yea. That fake news.

Snopes, I’m so disappointed in it. Once neutral now in it for the big bucks. Oh well…

Its the new shield carried by the left. If they don’t say it or believe in it, it must be fake, but if you say you just saw Elvis, they will believe you.
commented 2016-12-15 18:44:18 -0500
I’m asking if you  could take 5 minutes or less today to contact Notley’s office and say you want a Referendum on the Carbon Tax!!!  Come January Albertans will be deciding eat or heat!!!  

Here is how to contact her office:  

Other ways to contact the Premier
780-427-2251 (Edmonton)

310-0000 (toll-free in Alberta)

780-427-2711 (outside Alberta)

Premier Rachel Notley
Office of the Premier
307 Legislature Building
10800 – 97 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2B6

commented 2016-12-15 18:24:54 -0500
So are there going to be any conservatives at the table? Are they going to investigate left wing fakes news? Or is this just a witch hunt and attempt to drive Conservatives off the internet? Maybe it’s time for someone to set a replacement for Facebook. If I find the stories I post being removed I may have to leave and encourage my friends to come along and bring as many free speech advocates along for the ride.
commented 2016-12-15 18:23:28 -0500
Glenn Craig – I think that he is going to get paid no matter what now. Just like our CBC. He’s made a deal with the devil. The only ones that will remain are the ones who buy into censorship, and can’t live without being told what to think, and who to hate.
commented 2016-12-15 17:51:43 -0500
Snopes disputes the claim of the 50 year old man being beat for voting Trump. Do not trust Snopes – they are fake news.
commented 2016-12-15 16:30:31 -0500
It IS possible to live without FACEBOOK…I got off it within weeks of getting on back when it first began because they staged a witch hunt of MRAs.

Political correctness is a PEER PRESSURED obligation to be obteuse and stupid. FACEBOOK was set up so that you could be voluntarily monitored and politically chaparoned….what’s happening now is a regrouping for mission failure……getting off FACEBOOK is the most meaningfull FUCK YOU ZUKERBERG you can possibly do.
commented 2016-12-15 16:07:16 -0500
Only the real fake news that’s meant to lull the sheeple into a total state of complete idiocy, will be spread like gossip throughout the land. The fake news tag is full on censorship. The globalists who want to control us, just change the word, so that it takes a while for the slow ones to catch up. Then they’ll change the term again. These people are evil to their cores.
commented 2016-12-15 15:30:42 -0500
False News from the Left will be acceptable, especially at Election time.