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PostPosted: April 28 17, 2:23 pm 
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themiddle54 wrote:

There's biased stuff that's full of falsehoods--FOX, InfoWars, Breitbart, and a few on the left as well.


If only the level of sites providing falsehoods was in any way the same - that you can't name any (and I can't think of any off the top of my head) is a pretty good indication which side of the political debate is the one playing fast-and-loose with the truth.


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PostPosted: April 28 17, 5:50 pm 
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The Liberal media is at it again, denying climate change.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/28/opin ... ainty.html

For real though I am baffled why the New York Times hired this guy.


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Thank you, Brian Karem.



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PostPosted: July 16 17, 10:46 pm 
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Sort of tangentially related...In the world of high-frequency trading on Wall Street, the algorithms will already put out phony quotes into the market, just to flood the opponent algorithms with information that they'll need to process. This slows down their competitors a tiny bit, giving them a slight advantage.

Well, algorithms are now reading headlines! They are making trades based on headlines, within nanoseconds from when the headline comes out. Algorithms are also learning to read entire articles. Also don't forget that machines are starting to *write* articles, too. So will we have machines writing fake news articles to try to fake out other machines?

This Ted Talk has info about this starting at about the 8:00 mark. The Ted Talk was from 5 years ago so I would not be surprised if some of this stuff has already happened.



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PostPosted: July 20 17, 2:06 pm 
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If there's one thing this country needs more of, it's right wing propaganda.

Also, the media still totally has a liberal bias.

The Sinclair Revolution Will Be Televised. It’ll Just Have Low Production Values
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Located in Hunt Valley, Md., little-known Sinclair is the nation’s largest owner of broadcast TV stations. It has 173 of them, mostly in small markets (Sioux City, Iowa; Fresno, Calif.; Little Rock), but with several in larger metropolitan areas as well (Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, Washington). Whatever a particular station’s network affiliation—ABC, CBS, CW, Fox, or NBC—Sinclair viewers get a steady dose of conservative political commentary. Lately, Executive Chairman David Smith has begun assembling a kind of junior varsity squad of commentators and making unspecific murmurings about competing head-to-head with the senior lettermen and women at Fox News. To left-leaning viewers only just becoming aware of the company’s reach, Sinclair is positioned to flip a switch and turn those 173 stations’ newscasts—currently delivering bulletins on weather, school closings, and local affairs—into a cohesive network that pushes a Fox News-esque worldview of outrage and conflict into individual cities, counties, and towns.
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The segments look like something you might see on Fox News—but only if you stripped away Fox’s high-end graphics, state-of-the-art studios, tailored wardrobes, perfect dental hygiene, and polished scripts. Epshteyn’s low-budget shtick, often delivered in front of a graphic image of the White House overladen with the stars and stripes, hasn’t wowed critics. One, David Zurawik, wrote in the Baltimore Sun that Epshteyn’s “commentary has come as close to classic propaganda as anything I have seen in broadcast television in the last 30 years.” But since Trump’s surprise victory last fall, liberal and progressive viewers have learned that in the current political-media climate, seemingly slipshod productions can suddenly hit it big.

Sinclair is likely to get larger yet. In May the company announced it was buying Tribune Media Co. for $3.9 billion. Among other assets, Sinclair would add 42 TV stations—including major ones in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago—if the deal is approved by regulators. The expansion wouldn’t have been possible if Trump’s pick to lead the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, hadn’t voted a few weeks earlier to ease a major restriction on local media ownership.


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