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Right-wing Facebook pages more prone to sharing FALSE information than left-wing pages

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The Fake News on the interwebs, particularly facebook, is getting totally out of control.

Hyperpartisan political Facebook pages and websites are consistently feeding their millions of followers false or misleading information, according to an analysis by BuzzFeed News. The review of more than 1,000 posts from six large hyperpartisan Facebook pages selected from the right and from the left also found that the least accurate pages generated some of the highest numbers of shares, reactions, and comments on Facebook — far more than the three large mainstream political news pages analyzed for comparison.

Our analysis of three hyperpartisan right-wing Facebook pages found that 38% of all posts were either a mixture of true and false or mostly false, compared to 19% of posts from three hyperpartisan left-wing pages that were either a mixture of true and false or mostly false. The right-wing pages are among the forces — perhaps as potent as the cable news shows that have gotten far more attention — that helped fuel the rise of Donald Trump.

Read the article here:
Huge Hyperpartisan Facebook Pages Are Pushing False And Misleading Info

Fake news sites and Facebook feeds, on the other hand, traffic in misinformation. My sense is that there are three buckets of these sites:

#1, Hoax sites with totally made-up news headlines that try to trick you;

#2, Hyperpartisan sites that aren't lying, per se, but are misleading, because they only share good news about your political party and bad news about the other party;

#3, "Hybrids" that purposely mix a little bit of fact and then a lot of fiction.

These sites aren't going away, so it's up to Internet users to spot fake news and avoid spreading it.

Fact-checking sites like Snopes can help -- they are devoted to ferreting out hoaxes and tricks.

The Sunlight Foundation's Alex Howard tweeted these tips:

- Search the source link on Twitter
- Google it
- Check Snopes
- Consider record of source

The plague of fake news is getting worse -- here's how to protect yourself
 

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The Fake News on the interwebs, particularly facebook, is getting totally out of control.

Hyperpartisan political Facebook pages and websites are consistently feeding their millions of followers false or misleading information, according to an analysis by BuzzFeed News. The review of more than 1,000 posts from six large hyperpartisan Facebook pages selected from the right and from the left also found that the least accurate pages generated some of the highest numbers of shares, reactions, and comments on Facebook — far more than the three large mainstream political news pages analyzed for comparison.

Our analysis of three hyperpartisan right-wing Facebook pages found that 38% of all posts were either a mixture of true and false or mostly false, compared to 19% of posts from three hyperpartisan left-wing pages that were either a mixture of true and false or mostly false. The right-wing pages are among the forces — perhaps as potent as the cable news shows that have gotten far more attention — that helped fuel the rise of Donald Trump.

Read the article here:
Huge Hyperpartisan Facebook Pages Are Pushing False And Misleading Info

Fake news sites and Facebook feeds, on the other hand, traffic in misinformation. My sense is that there are three buckets of these sites:

#1, Hoax sites with totally made-up news headlines that try to trick you;

#2, Hyperpartisan sites that aren't lying, per se, but are misleading, because they only share good news about your political party and bad news about the other party;

#3, "Hybrids" that purposely mix a little bit of fact and then a lot of fiction.

These sites aren't going away, so it's up to Internet users to spot fake news and avoid spreading it.

Fact-checking sites like Snopes can help -- they are devoted to ferreting out hoaxes and tricks.

The Sunlight Foundation's Alex Howard tweeted these tips:

- Search the source link on Twitter
- Google it
- Check Snopes
- Consider record of source

The plague of fake news is getting worse -- here's how to protect yourself

According to left wing site, right wing sites are more likely to share false information.

Wow!

What do you think of Hillary's FBI investigation by the way?
 
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Snopes' Field Guide to Fake News Sites and Hoax Purveyors
 

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I don't do fascistbook....everything liberals post there is a lie....
 
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I assumed this was common knowledge. How many Dump supporters legitimately thought Ted Cruz's dad helped Lee Harvey Oswald kill JFK? Those people thrive on bullshit.

It's common knowledge for people with an IQ higher than a grapefruit, but definitely NOT common knowledge on this forum.
 

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Right wingers have always been the bigger liars. The far left come in second place for lying after the right.

The moderate left are the only honest ones.
 
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Interesting that there's a correlation between content that is misleading or false and an increase in user engagement (likes, shares.)

In other words, the more bullshit an article is, the more likely right wing fucktards are to think it's real.
 
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Oh, and thegatewaypundit is NOT a real news site, rightists.

I'm still pretty convinced it's run by some kid lefty troll in his bedroom 'cuz he's bored.
 

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I assumed this was common knowledge. How many Dump supporters legitimately thought Ted Cruz's dad helped Lee Harvey Oswald kill JFK? Those people thrive on bullshit.

It's common knowledge for people with an IQ higher than a grapefruit, but definitely NOT common knowledge on this forum.

Too bad you didn't make the cut. Grape culture is that which where you flourish....
 

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The Fake News on the interwebs, particularly facebook, is getting totally out of control.

Hyperpartisan political Facebook pages and websites are consistently feeding their millions of followers false or misleading information, according to an analysis by BuzzFeed News. The review of more than 1,000 posts from six large hyperpartisan Facebook pages selected from the right and from the left also found that the least accurate pages generated some of the highest numbers of shares, reactions, and comments on Facebook — far more than the three large mainstream political news pages analyzed for comparison.

Our analysis of three hyperpartisan right-wing Facebook pages found that 38% of all posts were either a mixture of true and false or mostly false, compared to 19% of posts from three hyperpartisan left-wing pages that were either a mixture of true and false or mostly false. The right-wing pages are among the forces — perhaps as potent as the cable news shows that have gotten far more attention — that helped fuel the rise of Donald Trump.

Read the article here:
Huge Hyperpartisan Facebook Pages Are Pushing False And Misleading Info

Fake news sites and Facebook feeds, on the other hand, traffic in misinformation. My sense is that there are three buckets of these sites:

#1, Hoax sites with totally made-up news headlines that try to trick you;

#2, Hyperpartisan sites that aren't lying, per se, but are misleading, because they only share good news about your political party and bad news about the other party;

#3, "Hybrids" that purposely mix a little bit of fact and then a lot of fiction.

These sites aren't going away, so it's up to Internet users to spot fake news and avoid spreading it.

Fact-checking sites like Snopes can help -- they are devoted to ferreting out hoaxes and tricks.

The Sunlight Foundation's Alex Howard tweeted these tips:

- Search the source link on Twitter
- Google it
- Check Snopes
- Consider record of source

The plague of fake news is getting worse -- here's how to protect yourself

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OPs source is BuzzFeed.......:slap:.

BuzzFeed co-founded by a HuffPo chairman, BuzzFeed has been the butt of multiple copyright infringement lawsuits, and as early as 2014, had a reporter on staff that plagarized at least 40x.

But if BuzzFeed sez it, it must be true.............:lmao:.............(and then the fairy godmother said..........)
 

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OPs source is BuzzFeed.......:slap:.

BuzzFeed co-founded by a HuffPo chairman, BuzzFeed has been the butt of multiple copyright infringement lawsuits, and as early as 2014, had a reporter on staff that plagarized at least 40x.

But if BuzzFeed sez it, it must be true.............:lmao:.............(and then the fairy godmother said..........)

They named it that because the editor in chief gets all his information from a fly whispering in his ear
 
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OPs source is BuzzFeed.......:slap:.

BuzzFeed co-founded by a HuffPo chairman, BuzzFeed has been the butt of multiple copyright infringement lawsuits, and as early as 2014, had a reporter on staff that plagarized at least 40x.

But if BuzzFeed sez it, it must be true.............:lmao:.............(and then the fairy godmother said..........)

And CNN. Reading -- it's not your forte.
 

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The Fake News on the interwebs, particularly facebook, is getting totally out of control.

Hyperpartisan political Facebook pages and websites are consistently feeding their millions of followers false or misleading information, according to an analysis by BuzzFeed News. The review of more than 1,000 posts from six large hyperpartisan Facebook pages selected from the right and from the left also found that the least accurate pages generated some of the highest numbers of shares, reactions, and comments on Facebook — far more than the three large mainstream political news pages analyzed for comparison.

Our analysis of three hyperpartisan right-wing Facebook pages found that 38% of all posts were either a mixture of true and false or mostly false, compared to 19% of posts from three hyperpartisan left-wing pages that were either a mixture of true and false or mostly false. The right-wing pages are among the forces — perhaps as potent as the cable news shows that have gotten far more attention — that helped fuel the rise of Donald Trump.

Read the article here:
Huge Hyperpartisan Facebook Pages Are Pushing False And Misleading Info

Fake news sites and Facebook feeds, on the other hand, traffic in misinformation. My sense is that there are three buckets of these sites:

#1, Hoax sites with totally made-up news headlines that try to trick you;

#2, Hyperpartisan sites that aren't lying, per se, but are misleading, because they only share good news about your political party and bad news about the other party;

#3, "Hybrids" that purposely mix a little bit of fact and then a lot of fiction.

These sites aren't going away, so it's up to Internet users to spot fake news and avoid spreading it.

Fact-checking sites like Snopes can help -- they are devoted to ferreting out hoaxes and tricks.

The Sunlight Foundation's Alex Howard tweeted these tips:

- Search the source link on Twitter
- Google it
- Check Snopes
- Consider record of source

The plague of fake news is getting worse -- here's how to protect yourself

The reason this is important is because you cannot have a serious adult conversation with someone that fanatically believes in non-reality. Someone that thinks anything they believe is just as valid as anything anyone else believes because everyone's opinion is equal.

A false equivalency. The hallmark of the alt-right. The PH.D's in the Flat Earth Society will argue WITH EVIDENCE that the Earth is flat. They are entitled to have their opinion but having an opinion does not make it equal to all other opinions. It is a false equivalency. The opinion of these people needs to be ignored.
 

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OPs source is BuzzFeed.......:slap:.

BuzzFeed co-founded by a HuffPo chairman, BuzzFeed has been the butt of multiple copyright infringement lawsuits, and as early as 2014, had a reporter on staff that plagarized at least 40x.

But if BuzzFeed sez it, it must be true.............:lmao:.............(and then the fairy godmother said..........)

And CNN. Reading -- it's not your forte.

Reading actually IS! Especially, when it comes to stemming misleading.........BuzzFeed......sheesh!........you oughta know better than to try to put that OP over!
 
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OPs source is BuzzFeed.......:slap:.

BuzzFeed co-founded by a HuffPo chairman, BuzzFeed has been the butt of multiple copyright infringement lawsuits, and as early as 2014, had a reporter on staff that plagarized at least 40x.

But if BuzzFeed sez it, it must be true.............:lmao:.............(and then the fairy godmother said..........)

And CNN. Reading -- it's not your forte.

Reading actually IS! Especially, when it comes to stemming misleading.........BuzzFeed......sheesh!........you oughta know better than to try to put that OP over!

What?
 

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OPs source is BuzzFeed.......:slap:.

BuzzFeed co-founded by a HuffPo chairman, BuzzFeed has been the butt of multiple copyright infringement lawsuits, and as early as 2014, had a reporter on staff that plagarized at least 40x.

But if BuzzFeed sez it, it must be true.............:lmao:.............(and then the fairy godmother said..........)

And CNN. Reading -- it's not your forte.

Reading actually IS! Especially, when it comes to stemming misleading.........BuzzFeed......sheesh!........you oughta know better than to try to put that OP over!

What?

^^^^^

Obviously does not know no better............oh, well.
 
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OPs source is BuzzFeed.......:slap:.

BuzzFeed co-founded by a HuffPo chairman, BuzzFeed has been the butt of multiple copyright infringement lawsuits, and as early as 2014, had a reporter on staff that plagarized at least 40x.

But if BuzzFeed sez it, it must be true.............:lmao:.............(and then the fairy godmother said..........)

And CNN. Reading -- it's not your forte.

Reading actually IS! Especially, when it comes to stemming misleading.........BuzzFeed......sheesh!........you oughta know better than to try to put that OP over!

What?

^^^^^

Obviously does not know no better............oh, well.

What are you babbling about?
 

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