the Single Biggest Purveyors of ‘Fake News

…Is this really a surprise …???

Trump Supporters Are the Single Biggest Purveyors of ‘Fake News’: Study

By Jacob Sugarman / AlterNet…….February 6, 2018, 7:19 AM GMT

Any number of factors helped tilt the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump, from Hillary Clinton’s fatally flawed campaign to the billions of dollars in free advertising our political press awarded her Republican opponent. Still, no candidate in modern American history has benefitted more from the proliferation of "fake news" on social media than the former host of "The Apprentice." For evidence, one need look no further than the latest findings of Oxford University’s Computational Propaganda Research Project.

After studying the Twitter feeds of 13,000 users across the political spectrum, the Project determined that Trump supporters are among the most prolific purveyors of "misleading, deceptive or incorrect information purporting to be real news about politics, economics or culture.” (For the purposes of its research, the Oxford team compiled a "watch list" of approximately 100 websites with a history of publishing conspiracy theories or overt propaganda.)

The numbers are striking. Less than 16 percent of the sample group—2,000 accounts who have either shared explicitly pro-Trump links or contain the hashtag #MAGA in their bios—were responsible for 55 percent of the "junk news" tweeted out. Of the 47,000 Facebook accounts the Project examined, Trump supporters posted 60 percent of the content deemed spurious or inaccurate. Meanwhile, left-leaning accounts tended to circulate more stories from the mainstream media.

"The social networks mapped from public Twitter and Facebook data show that the junk political news and information was concentrated among Trump’s supporters," the report concludes. "The two main political parties, Democrats and Republicans, prefer different sources of political news, with limited overlap."

Lisa-Maria Neudert, one of the study’s lead researchers, believes these findings may contain a "silver lining." As she tells Denise Clifton of Mother Jones, the fact that Trump dead-enders have distributed a disproportionate amount of this dreck "could suggest that most other groups are less susceptible to extremist or conspiratorial content."

One thing is certain: When it comes to promulgating misinformation and outright lies, the president couldn’t ask for a more pliant base.

H/T Mother Jones

…How often do we stop to ask our self … WHY …???

image…How often do we stop to ask our self … WHY …???

...Why do I respond as I do … why do I not ask questions of any public official … why do I accept all replies from any public official as honest, fair, justified…???

…Why do I continue to allow nearly every politician to treat me and all humans as their subjects, when in fact, it is WE who in America elect them … to represent …
us…???

Why do we continue to elect public officials to offices where they routinely sell us out to for-profit-private-enterprises who then lavish $$$ on them to enable them to stave off all ethical and progressive competition thereby getting us to re-elect them over and over and over…???

Why do we … especially in Arizona … continue to elect a legislature, now for more than 20 years, which routinely, consistently underfunds public education driving the level of education we provide to our children to near bottom barrel…???

…Why do we consistently allow the owners of professional sports teams to get us … that’s you and me … to fund new mega billion dollar sports stadiums which solely benefit their pocketbook$$$…???

…Why do we allow ANY government agenda … meeting … to deny US unfettered opportunity to seek and only accept complete answers from ALL government personnel from Governor … Legislators … City Council members … Regulators … and not be told we need be satisfied with their easily digestible pabulum replies…???

 

…Why do WE allow, in our name, our Congress, our President and our military to unilaterally without full disclosure and transparent provocation utilize “drones” to ”KILL innocent citizens of sovereign nations…???

…Why do we allow our President to deliberately attempt to provoke North Korea into WAR…???

…Why do we allow any WATER regulator to HIDE from us the actual current water conditions and the scientific projection of water conditions for the next 12 to 24 months…???

…Why do we allow any government agency to deny us access to information under the ubiquitous guise of “national security”…???

…Why do we allow the PATRIOT ACT to continue to be enforced…???

…Why do we allow any CORPORATION to have the same legal rights as a living breathing human being…???

….WHY ARE WE AFRAID TO SAY … ENOUGH…

 

You may not like this query … but … it is an extremely valid question…???

…You may not like this query … but … it is an extremely valid question…???

The Philadelphia Super Bowl Riots Expose a Racist Double Standard

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…If you are surprised … think about this … for every shale oil type well drilled anywhere approx. 5 million gallons of toxic chemically polluted WATER is required which we then allow it to be disposed by injecting it into reputedly abandoned oil wells in the Oklahoma/Texas “oil patch” …

…If you are surprised … think about this … for every shale oil type well drilled anywhere approx. 5 million gallons of toxic chemically polluted WATER  is required which we then allow it to be disposed by injecting it into reputedly abandoned oil wells in the Oklahoma/Texas “oil patch” …

Oklahoma quakes linked to wastewater injection depth

The alarming string of earthquakes that have shaken Oklahoma for years has long been tied to the large volume of fracking wastewater dumped into the state’s injection wells. And while state regulators have taken numerous measures to reduce wastewater disposal volumes to prevent such "induced" earthquakes, they might want to consider another measure—restricting how deep wastewater gets sent underground.A new study, published Thursday in the journal Science, finds that Oklahoma’s …
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…Do you honestly believe the American stock market is NOT manipulated…???

…Do you honestly believe the American stock market is NOT manipulated…???

 

You may think these are dire times in the financial markets, but don’t panic: In context, the stock market drop is less scary than it seems

Monday, February 5, 2018 8:55 PM EST

 

It can be easy to be misled by big point swings after a long period of quiet in global markets. There is an important idea to keep in mind at a time like this: Take the long view.

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The United State is owned – managed – controlled – by a cabal comprised of Corporations – Congress – Bank$ter$ – Militray – who own and control the Democratic and Republican political parties…

…The United State is owned  – managed – controlled – by a cabal comprised of Corporations – Congress – Bank$ter$ – Militray – who own and control the Democratic and Republican political parties…

Congress Keeps Funding a War Machine That the Public Should Divest From

By Medea Benjamin, Elliot Swain , AlterNet

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