Getting Rid of Fake News OP's

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    Well, that is when the readers become the eyes and ears of the mods.
    The additional scrutiny would be welcome.
    The donations to the site would mean (hopefully) fewer ads
    It would highlight who is just here slinging trash and, hopefully, get them suspended

    One thing is for sure, as long as there is no penalty, you'll have people continue to do it.
     
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    It doesn't have to be this way. The old norm was to expect some honesty in your fellow posters. You can no longer expect that.
     
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    Human nature is what it is. Many people are, indeed, honest, but telling the honest ones from the few trolls on an anonymous political forum is challenging.
     
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    Like this?

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    Once we realize "the MSM" is a business selling "infotainment", then it becomes easier to understand why they do what they do.

    William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer made millions selling "yellow journalism" to the hungry public. Capitalism at work. :)

    Crucible of Empire - PBS Online
    The Spanish-American War is often referred to as the first "media war." During the 1890s, journalism that sensationalized—and sometimes even manufactured—dramatic events was a powerful force that helped propel the United States into war with Spain. Led by newspaper owners William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer, journalism of the 1890s used melodrama, romance, and hyperbole to sell millions of newspapers--a style that became known as yellow journalism.....
     
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    The board does get clogged up with shite. However in my experience the mods arent interested or are too busy to be bothered.

    Maybe a warning system for regular offenders ?

    There are a few who regularly post lies on here and I cant be arsed clicking on their shite.
     
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    Posted by a person who is an expert on posting lies. ;)

    Very few people on this forum deliberately post lies. See Hanlon's Razor for more insight:
     
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    That's not fake, though. It's just manipulative.
     
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    I slap these spam bots onto my ignore list as fast as I can catch them.

    Their telltale signs are these:

    1 - no avatar

    2 - foolish moniker

    3 - very recent join date

    4 - no self-intro.
     
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    Just another layer of deceit.
     
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    It isn't deceit, though. Deceit includes intention to lie, which includes disseminating falsehoods. That's not false, it's just a one sided story. Since everyone on the right seems to be able to see straight through this kind of reporting, it's not a serious problem, right? Too bad the folks on the right can't see through Breitbart and InfoWars' equally obvious machinations on their side of the spectrum.
     

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