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Fight Fake News with This Chrome Extension

Chrome: The same open-source software company that wants to keep crappy advertising out of your browser also wants to keep “fake news” from enriching your life. Or, at the very least, Eyeo wants to show you whether your favorite news sites are full of FUD and bias. And If that’s your cup of tea, take […]

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This App Lets You Verify a News Story By Talking to Someone On the Scene

The past year has led to lots of accusations of “fake news” and effort from most of us to verify what we’re reading is true before believing it. A new app is attempting to bridge the gap between finding news and verifying its authenticity by using AI and human verification.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Spot Bullshit Polls in the News

When you’re reading the news, it can feel reassuring when the journalist backs up their claim with survey results. But not all surveys are equally trustworthy. Thankfully there are a few telltale signs of untrustworthy polls—as well as polls you can kind of trust. Yeah, it’s a spectrum.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Spot a Fake Video

Using an increasingly sophisticated method for making fake videos, or “deepfakes,” video editors can realistically face-swap someone into a video. (As our sister site Gizmodo reports, the technology has been especially popular for making fake celebrity porn.) Deepfakes will soon make it hard to tell when a video of a…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Mary Shelley Warned Us About Mark Zuckerberg

Societies have long known that when inventors don’t ask hard questions of themselves, the results can be catastrophic. Mark Zuckerberg learned this the hard way this week when he testified before Congress over two consecutive days concerning Cambridge Analytica’s breach of Facebook data in the 2016 …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Whoops: Fox News Displays Poll Showing It Is Least Trusted Cable Network In America

While the money is no doubt good at Fox News, it must be a rather humiliating affair going on air day in, day out, knowing that you work for the least trusted cable news network in America.  During a segment on Sunday on Media Buzz, Fox News host Howard Kurtz and pollster Frank Luntz were […]

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Teen Rips Burnout In Cop’s Face After Reading It Was ‘Freedom Of Speech’ On Satirical Website

An Oakland, Maine high school resource officer had to educate a student about identifying satirical news articles after the teen claimed it was perfectly legal for him to stare the officer in the eyes while ripping a burnout after reading about it online.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Trump Defends Sinclair Media Because It’s Made For Him

Over the weekend, it was revealed that Sinclair Broadcast Group, the right-wing company that has been buying up local TV stations, filmed a video where they forced all their news anchors, across all affiliates, to read from the same script, which reads in part: “We’re concerned about the troubling …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Can We All Agree That Facebook Seriously Sucks?

Asides from eating up half of the internet, allowing Russian spammers to spread fake news during the most important election in recent US history, and doing its best to punish legitimate websites from reaching their audience (ours included), Facebook has started to really, really suck. From a …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Most Americans Believe Obama Spied On Trump Because Of BullSh*t Sites Like Breitbart.com

Breitbart.com loudly declared recently that “Americans ‘Overwhelmingly’ Believe Obama ‘Improperly Surveilled’ Trump Campaign’. According to the far right outlet, Americans are now ignoring the “disgraced” media that is failing to report on it and are turning to journalistic stalwarts like Breitbart …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Terrifying British Study Shows Trump Supporters Are Now Basically Unreachable

At the Banter, we strive to provide our readers with well sourced, fact checked writing. If we make mistakes, we correct them. Poorly constructed arguments don’t make it out of our editorial process (some of them mine), and we take great pride in upholding high standards. Why? Because in the long …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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Dear Media, Stop Trying To Make Donald Trump “Presidential”

Last April (which seems like a lifetime ago), President Trump fired missiles at Syria in retaliation against Assad’s use of chemical weapons on his people, and the “liberal” media praised him. MSNBC anchor Brian Williams repeatedly called the missile strike “beautiful,” and the Washington …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Strongman And The Conman

It’s telling that this comparison to Stalin was laughed off by commentators on both the far right and far left, once again proving the usefulness of Jean-Pierre Faye’s horseshoe theory that political extremists on both sides tend to resemble one another. After the comparison was revealed to the …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Winner Of Trump’s “Fake News” Award Wasn’t Fake And Wasn’t News

When you combine the organizational skills of Donald Trump and the web expertise of the RNC, you get 2018’s “Fake News Awards,” — an event that crashed quite literally as soon as it was launched (via The Daily Beast):   The Republican National Committee on Wednesday night …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Twitter Fools Wonder If Amtrak Train Derailment Was Antifa Sabotage 

The internet is great because it speeds up the spread of information like never before. Unfortunately, it also allows for the spread of very bad and stupid information. The latest crock of shit to come across Idiot Twitter is unsubstantiated rumors that Antifa sabotaged an Amtrak passenger train, causing it to derail…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Trump is Now Blaming Democrats For His Sexual Assaults on Women

Liar in Chief Donald Trump took to Twitter this morning to propagate yet more lies about the women he sexually assaulted by lying about the Democrats and lying about the motivations of the women accusing him who are now demanding a Congressional investigation into his behavior:  The White …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Big Boy Donald Trump Did a Very Clever Tweet About CNN!

Donald Trump was up early Saturday morning thinking hard about what to say to his 43 million Twitter followers. Tired of being lampooned by the media as being an incompetent idiot with potential brain damage, Trump put on his very best writer’s cap and produced a stunningly clever play on words …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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Facebook adds ‘trust indicators’ to its news to fight misinformation

In the wake of “fake news” and the age of online journalism, where the dissemination of falsehood runs rampant, Facebook has made an effort to intervene. By implementing “Trust Indicators” — that go live on the site today — when users click on a news story, they will be provided with additional context regarding the article’s reporter and publisher. The reader will have the option […]

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