Getting Rid of Fake News OP's

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  1. candycorn
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    Dear Mods:

    Its rarely worth the battle any longer that phony baloney is so common so I am hoping that the Mods will help get rid of the fake news OPs. This will likely mean a quarter of your posts in the politics forums so there is a risk.

    But the upside would be getting more donations.

    It would work like this. When someone posts a fake news story link that is easily re-buffed (meaning they should have researched it better before they posted it) in one of the serious forums like Politics, Current events, or what have you....anyone can "challenge" the OP by donating $5.00 to the USMB (or whatever amount you deem appropriate). They are directed to a form to fill out, they fill out the form citing the fake new story message (it could be the OP or any message). The Mods then do the following:

    • They shut down the discussion for 24 hours or whatever is appropriate
    • They see how easy it is to debunk the OP by doing a Google search of their own or however the challenge is presented. The key is that it needs to be easy to debunk. If it takes more than a few clicks or some digging, maybe let it go; whatever the board standards are/should be is up to you guys, of course.
    • If they agree, they issue a decision saying so.
    • If they disagree, they issue a decision saying so.
    • They can re-open the thread or close it .
    • Maybe they can put an "X" over the person's avatar so everyone knows they have been cited for either posting garbage or making an azz of themselves by calling it fake news.
    • Then, if it keeps up, that member faces suspension.
     
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    If they get rid of fake news there will be no more posts popping up when you search the word Russia.
     
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    I've actually seen a thread get moved from Politics to conspiracy theories for having an OP article that was fake news. The trick is having enough mods to keep up with all the horse hockey.
     
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    Also in the wording, it has to be read carefully otherwise you might censor commentary and reflection as being news.
    Because it might say using the standard by which news media claims *, we can conclude *. That's not news that's outting the logic of fake news media outlets.
    It would be more helpful tp contact the FCC to rmoce our fke news outlets then worrying about them in forums. The media is brainwashing with hate & propaganda a lot more then the mere forums.
     
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    Bringing instant replay to USMB? Let them play.
     
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    Squealing about commentary as "fake news" is precisely where most of these idiotic accusations originate.

    If I posted Trump and/or Hillary are deplorable assholes, that's an opinion, not news. However, if I wrote the same thing as an Op-Ed in a newspaper, those who are butthurt and easily-offended would immediately be screeching "Fake News!" Such people are either fucking morons or so politically biased, they have knee jerk reactions to anything which disagrees with their world view.
     
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    This wasn't a media op ed. It was a fake newspaper on a phony newsite and most posters already recognized it as such. I don't think the FCC can do that, though. We have the constitutional right to lie, I think.
     
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    Russia is run by a tin-horn dictator who is willing to sell the resources of his nation for both financial gain and a guarantee that he'll be left alone to rebuild the Soviet Empire.
     
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    There is a lot of fake news even in MSM these days. Carefully checking the facts has become the reader or viewer's job. Perhaps some of you are even noticing how NBC News takes you on an emotional narrative now? Trump doesn't denounce Jewish cemetery violence enough followed by some down trodden Jewish person's plight, then a feel good story about an elderly Jewish lady helping the community. Insert whatever minority or social group you want, it is now a formula.
     
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