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Show Of Hands December 16th, 2016 9:42pm

Facebook will be employing the services of multiple third party fact checking groups (such as Politifact and Snopes) to label fake news stories. Do you trust these third party groups will be accurate?

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mfjd1948 rural johnson co iowa
12/20/16 4:56 pm

Any site which attempts to present the true will last only as long as they do so honestly. Once they foul up they will lose all their credibility. Let's see what happens.

SonofThunder peace
12/20/16 9:35 am

Cross referencing will always be the tried and true method. Give all that power to snopes etc, and someone will get in there and mess it up.

ladyniner81 I hate people
12/20/16 8:56 am

Which is the site that has the "mostly true" "mostly false" and "pants on fire"? Is that PolitiFact? Republicans don't like that one because Trump gets "pants on fire" a lot 😂😂😂

Soxfan824 Jesus was a liberal
12/19/16 4:42 pm

Enough with that tired liberal media bias argument. The election had a Russian hacker bias and you were all too busy pointing fingers at CNN and NBC to notice. Plus you now have Bannon in the White House -- given Trump's comfort with denying facts, this administration might as well have the Iraqi information minister.

b0900223 Texas
12/25/16 6:32 am

Do you have evidence of Russian hacking?

drself Gated Community
12/19/16 9:18 am

The big boy on the block (Snopes) is biased towards liberals.

wmorriso Indiana, US ofA
12/18/16 11:04 am

They're all Liberal.

iosuserinwv West Virginia
12/18/16 8:46 am

We need a hell no button to push!

eradicator JC
12/17/16 9:33 pm

Here's the deal with the Trumpster code, let me break it down:

LIBERAL = Zionist
ELITE =Zionist
NEO-CON = Zionist
Et Cetera ad nauseum

It's all about hate, paranoia, and fear. If you're in denial or duped about what's at the root of the hardcore devotion.

Listen guys, we're all being f*cked by the globalism nonsense, but you've got it all wrong if you're looking for specific SCAPEGOATS (finite number of bad actors).

We're all in this together, facing TRENDS AND FORCES. EMERGENT PHENOMENON.

eradicator JC
12/17/16 9:34 pm


eradicator JC
12/17/16 9:20 pm

This is about your paranoia of the ZIONIST-run media. Who has the balls to say it outright?

eradicator JC
12/17/16 9:18 pm


Suzan Hawaii
12/17/16 6:40 pm

Too much bias

12/17/16 5:47 pm

Snopes is ran by a couple of old fat fucks with several cats and Politifact is WRONG all the damn time. Its a fucking joke that Facebook is doing this. The solution is a simple one if Mark Zuckerberg wants to censor free speech and bury news than lets bury him, he is only human.

mistah Happy Happy Joy Joy
12/17/16 3:44 pm

Fact checking is LIBRUL bias don't ya know

liam2013 iowa
12/17/16 1:46 pm

If these groups fail to do a good job, they will lose all credibility and another monitoring agency would need to replace them. We can't let fake or false news and lies go unchallenged. In time some neutral fact checking unbias organization will emerge that the public will trust. It up to us to keep any monitoring group honest.

corino Utah
12/17/16 12:58 pm

You forgot those biased ABC guys.

Americans Right Wing Libertarian
12/17/16 11:56 am

After the Podesta emails, fuck no.

LockHerUp Anti SJW
12/17/16 5:47 pm

Liberals never read the Podesta emails. They just got little snippets while tuning into CNN. They think he's a pretty cool guy.

EquaISideEcon more conservative than u
12/17/16 11:55 am

Don't like the way facebook is combating "fake" news. I'd much rather that they keep the algorithm but label potentially fake news as "potentially fake as per facebook" rather than straight up "fake news"

corino Utah
12/17/16 12:59 pm

Particularly since Facebook has already gotten in trouble for biasing their news feed.

12/17/16 8:26 am

FUCK NO! They're all funded by George Soros. The guy funding color revelations around the world and paying for snipers in Ukraine and Dallas, funding the migrant flow, funding Hillary. They guy is a parasite. Not to mention he won all his money betting against the U.K. economy. Who knew you could bet against an entire countries economy. Some stock market we've got!

And regardless of that mess, Facebook is 100% untrustworthy in general just like all mainstream media outlets. Haven't told the truth once since Bush became president (and I didn't pay attention before that).

12/17/16 10:11 am

Politifact does a great job at what they do.

goerkecarol Aurora, Colorado
12/17/16 7:57 am

Won't be a fair and balanced assessment.

12/17/16 10:10 am

Facts tend to have a liberal bias.

pr3ttypee Brooklyn, NY
12/17/16 6:18 am

It's way more complex than it sounds. You'd have to do tons of background research, contacting the organizations/individuals that's published it, etc. with this opinionated world, you simply can't track everything everyone says. Let alone Facebook. Get Google on the job

12/17/16 5:54 am

Facebook is a political propaganda outlet.

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
12/17/16 11:26 am

Facebook is a social media platform. Te fact that people use it as a propaganda outlet isn't mark zuckerburg's fault.

LockHerUp Anti SJW
12/17/16 3:59 am

Here's an idea:

Don't use Facebook. Let it burn to the ground.

SuperiorVegan Liberal Nationalist
12/17/16 2:14 am

The truth had a liberal bias

Doopy Remedial Americanism
12/17/16 6:06 am

No it doesn't. It has a Conservative bias. That's why the left needs propagandists labeled as factcheckers—to keep the facts in check.

Teakeh A Happy Nihilist
12/17/16 6:08 am

I don't think the truth has any political leaning.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
12/17/16 6:10 am

Depends on how you look at it. It is without question highly corrosive toward the modern left.

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
12/17/16 11:29 am

My mom is a republican from the south, living in New York. She's been laughing through this whole mess at the fake shit her conservative friends from home are sharing on Facebook, because if you have any sense of balance and credibility, it all looks beyond ridiculous.

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
12/18/16 10:00 pm

It's just fakery. There's plenty of it everywhere.

bryceman101 Catholic
12/17/16 1:06 am

Both liberal "factcheckers"

pjpony Sacramento, CA
12/17/16 12:22 am

Oh my gosh. I don't think you people understand what they mean by fake news. They're talking about the kinds of articles that you see on Facebook etc that you would call "click bait". These articles have sensational headlines and when you click on them there are advertisements and pop ups all over and you have to click through 30 pages to read the story. People end up thinking these are legitimate because the sites are always called something like "freedom news" or "USA press" that sound realistic and is something people want to identify with


LockHerUp Anti SJW
12/17/16 3:54 am

Nice misinformation you got there. You're completely wrong. They are using the "propornot" list as a baseline for "fake" news. It's actually just alternative news sites that don't follow the MSM narrative.

12/17/16 8:28 am

Trusting the mass media is like trusting a serial rapist to take your 15 year old daughter to prom.

truspec Texas
12/17/16 12:02 am

Mostly. It's probably the best option if "fake news" must be labeled. I trust it much more than if facebook itself did the labeling

12/17/16 8:28 am

Haha. So you trust George Soros?

mac007 Mars
12/16/16 11:43 pm

Snopes isn't perfect but they're better than nothing.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
12/17/16 6:07 am

Are they? Seriously, I think you need to give nothing another look.

BathroomKing23 Nevada
12/16/16 11:12 pm

Snopes is liberal, they will count anything conservative as false

SHIPPY1944 Tn.
12/16/16 10:51 pm

George Soros, funds Snopes, oh yeah, I would really trust them not to be biased, when pigs fly 🐷👋🏻❗

Wes28 CBus
12/16/16 10:28 pm

I used to respect politifact but I've found that they're pretty biased too, now that I've done some research :(

TheDoN Tricities, WA
12/16/16 10:02 pm

All of those groups proved their biases during the recent election.

tractorman Oklahoma
12/16/16 9:17 pm

Look at over 50% of morons who prefer fake news to real, verified news groups. Astounding how entrenched some are in their emotional ideologies.......

Think Lovin Life
12/16/16 9:24 pm

TractorBoy ... you're the sheeple following what the biased mainstream tells you to believe rather than thinking for yourself.

The proposed factcheckers have been exposed as leftist shills. The fake news is found on CNN, MSNBC and the rest of the Soros pawns.

Xemanis Lawful Good
12/16/16 9:53 pm

They're at 45% . still, that's almost half of the people.. Spooky.

Teakeh A Happy Nihilist
12/16/16 11:13 pm

The question was whether you'd trust the third party groups, not whether you like fake news or not...

12/17/16 8:30 am

Morons are people who blindly follow and do what they're told, no matter what kind of psychopath is doing the leading.

ladyniner81 I hate people
12/20/16 8:40 am

Do you Teapublicans believe ANYTHING? Or do you just go by what by what your emperor Trump tells you? Fear and doom?

Xemanis Lawful Good
12/20/16 10:45 am

Perhaps you should take a look at your own argument. Whether or not you're right, the same thing could be said about you given that you didn't actually present an argument.. Just an insult.

Nobody is going to take you seriously this way.

Think Lovin Life
12/20/16 10:51 am

Lady ... as someone who is definitely taxed enough already, I'll say that I am optimistic that we have someone coming into office that knows how to make things work. We are ridding our country of a horrible ideologue who could care less about either the truth or things that matter most.

coloradical Vote or Shut Up
12/16/16 9:10 pm

SNOPES is the biggest piece of crap that will find one little misspelled word or item of contention and say the story is false if it's about one of the Liberal Elites or the Progressive liberal agenda.

notalib Trump Supporter
12/16/16 8:17 pm

I don't trust Facebook, they freeze anyone's account who disagrees with the liberal agenda.

LochnessMonsta tree fiddy
12/16/16 7:55 pm

What is their definition of fake news?

notalib Trump Supporter
12/16/16 8:22 pm

A news story that does not conform to liberalism?

qball2801 Texas
12/16/16 7:52 pm

The left has three main goals. To remove the 1st,2nd and 5th amendment in the constitution.

DoctorWasdarb Decolonize
12/16/16 8:35 pm

Facebook isn't bound by the Constitution.

coloradical Vote or Shut Up
12/16/16 9:12 pm

They are bound by Liberalism because it FEELS good to them.

think4yourself Not a safe space
12/16/16 7:39 pm

No. The people involved already have a history of pushing stories positive about their preferred candidates and issues and suppressing the opposition.

abusara i drink and i know things
12/16/16 7:38 pm

Don't worry everyone. You're still free to believe all the fake news you want to believe.

12/16/16 7:30 pm

Everyone reported the fake hijab story out of NY - instead of "if it bleeds it leads' it is now "if it offends our preferred protected class, it leads".

Why Dems lost and are classeless in losing.

ladyniner81 I hate people
12/20/16 8:42 am

Teapublicans were classless in winning. Your point?

Zod Above Pugetropolis
12/16/16 7:17 pm

As far as they go. A good start, but maybe not always quite enough. Independently verifiable sources and the same kind of evidence we all (I wish it was really *all* of us) rely on before accepting something as fact are what is needed, which are the things those fact checking sites usually (but maybe not always) demand before calling it as well.

DoctorWu at the great hill
12/16/16 7:05 pm

Aaaand of course republicans don't trust them. Why have fact checkers when you can just make $*** up? This country is going to see its decline and fall hastened by people like the PEOTUS and his sheep. And they don't care. They'll just swallow the lies because they can't handle the reality that conservativism is a cancer to freedom and progress.

elcondor Rural Southern Indiana
12/16/16 6:40 pm

Don't forget the International Fact-Checking Network. Guess who it's funded by!


(Wait for it...)
(Wait for it...)

GEORGE "ex-nazi-collaborator" SOROS!!!

FloridaPopulist Nationalist Right
12/16/16 6:28 pm

I don't trust any organization that is subject to bias or bribery (incentives to skew one way or other) to regulate and distinguish between real and "fake" news. No thankyou

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
12/16/16 5:35 pm

The fact that they have to do it at all really speaks about how stupid and gullible people are.

12/16/16 6:56 pm

A man took a rifle to a pizza restaurant and fired it because he read a fake news story that Hillary Clinton was running a child sex slavery ring out of it.

So, yea, people are gullible. Dangerously so.

12/17/16 8:34 am

And how extremely desperate they are because they've lost the narrative. They've lost control and they're fluttering around like little bitches trying to put the oxygen back in their tanks, but they're already underwater and the air doesn't go back in the tank.

Diogenes FreeMeBe
12/16/16 5:31 pm


PyroSadist like my comments follow
12/16/16 5:24 pm

Accurate, probably

Biased, almost assuredly

phalnx Ohio
12/16/16 5:23 pm

More accurate than people posting randomly without any oversight. As long as they just label them as false without censoring them, I'm fine with that.

12/17/16 8:35 am

Or maybe people can be allowed to think for themselves, rather than having their overlords deem what is okay to read.

phalnx Ohio
12/17/16 10:13 am

Wasn't advocating for that...just for disclaimer statements on patently false info and maybe a link to some research/facts that prove it. Make it easier for people to do their own fact checking.

12/18/16 3:49 am

Nope. You're advocating censorship and the end of free speech.

phalnx Ohio
12/18/16 7:26 am

"BS Alert: 95% of what you are about to hear on [Mark Levin/Limbaugh/Hannity/O'Reilly/Alex Jones/Fox News] is pure nonsense, and here are a few links that prove it. Enjoy the show". Censorship would be not airing the shows.

phalnx Ohio
12/18/16 7:28 am

If you listen to them closely, they'll even say they're talk shows, not news shows, and they're expressing their OPINIONS. They say this, yet the majority of their listeners still believe every word they say.

ladyniner81 I hate people
12/20/16 8:47 am

I'd advocate censoring Alex Jones. He is a laughable whackjob. He's an idiot, and you can point and laugh at his idiocy, but it's scary that people actually believe this fool (I'm kidding on the first part)