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Who is it that needs factchecking?

By FuckTheMainstreamMedia follow FuckTheMainstreamMedia   2020 Jun 26, 8:11am 149 views   0 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


When Twitter (TWTR) took the unprecedented step last month of labeling false messages posted by President Donald Trump, the move prompted an executive order and renewed debate over whether social media platforms should confront misinformation or refrain from regulating speech.

In a newly released interview, taped on May 28, Los Angeles Clippers Chairman and former Microsoft (MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer said the spread of misinformation on social media requires additional action, calling on government regulators and tech companies to negotiate a fix and urging a dramatic push for innovative solutions equivalent to the pharmaceutical industry’s focus on coronavirus therapies.

“If there can be a negotiation between the industry and the government, I think it's better done that way than through legislation,” says Ballmer, who led Microsoft from 2000 to 2014, overseeing the launch of search engine Bing but departing two years before the company acquired job posting and social media platform LinkedIn.

Literally we have posted hundreds of instance where Washington Post, NYT, etc have posted factual inaccuracies and CNN and MSNBC are actual propaganda outlets at this time. Why is everyone in a tizzy and a half over president Trumps probe to embellish and so forth? I don’t get it...why are the proposals for fact checking nearly all about the President and not a peep about the lying deceitful media?

The larger factual inaccuracies occur regularly in msm and in social media when people intentionally omit relevant facts that would paint a different scenario...for instance claiming that a cop shot someone for being in a traffic accident....entirely ignoring that the person was high on pcp, carrying a knife, and trying to stab people. Or maybe continuing to use total fabrications such as “hands up don’t shoot” as a basis for an entire movement. Why is no one fact checking these people?
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