How Non-Main Stream Media & Others Handled the “Fake News” Hysteria Has Been Brilliant
The new buzzword is “Fake News”.
It was shoved down our throats. It was dangerous. Then someone who took PizzaGate too far went and shot the floor of the pizza place that is involved in the CP (Conspiracy Theory ;)).
This was meant to (and still is) start a conversation about censorship. It was meant to start small by making Facebook & Twitter either hire people or change algorithms to keep out stories that deliberately try to trick you. That’s what they said anyways.
The issue was that it was full of real news. The internet pushed back hard. The “list” was changed to not actually contain a list of actual sites. The mainstream still had the upperhand on the narrative for awhile longer though. Until the Washington Post did it again.
Using an anonymous source with very highly questionable methods to cite a list of “Russian Propaganda” sites that were also fake news, they listed sites that included Drudge Report.
The Intercept wrote a devastating article attacking the WP story, and was widely sited in an outcry from journalists & media sites who accused the WP as writing a fake news story itself.
This phrase has become a cop out for anyone who disagrees with the narrative that isn’t coming from the original media that pushed the fake news narrative to begin with.
It also now is a way for anyone who doesn’t like a real story being pushed by legitimate sources in the main stream.
The term has become irrelevant and a joke.
Although this is not entirely over, this undercover push to censor news has been fought back brilliantly, and is an indicator that the main stream are not going to be able to stop their readers continuing to read elsewhere.