GOOGLE WHACK Philip Hammond will introduce a Digital Services Tax in crackdown on tax-dodging web giants
TAX-DODGING tech giants will be forced to stump up more under the Chancellor’s 21st-century blueprint to defeat Corbynism.Philip Hammond delighted Tory conference activists with his surprise vow to introduce a Digital Services Tax.The levy on international profits made from users in Britain by ­California-based giants such as Facebook and Google will recoup hundreds of millions of pounds.Mr Hammon... [Read More]
Tim Berners-Lee: A Magna Carta for the web | TED Talk
“What a wonderful gift Tim has given with this talk, and with his ongoing fight for online freedom. Tim shows us how we must first struggle against a complacent user base if the internet is to remain free. Hopefully enough of us do care enough to stand up!”Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web 25 years ago. So it’s worth a listen when he warns us: There’s a battle ahead. Eroding net neut... [Read More]
Image of Decentralisation: the next big step for the world wide web | Technology | The Guardian
Decentralisation: the next big step for the world wide web | Technology | The Guardian
The story that broke early last month that Google would again cooperate with Chinese authorities to run a censored version of its search engine, something the tech giant has neither confirmed nor denied, had ironic timing. The same day, a group of 800 web builders and others – among them Tim Berners-Lee, who created the world wide web – were meeting in San Francisco to discuss a grand idea to circ... [Read More]
Exclusive: Tim Berners-Lee tells us his radical new plan to upend the World Wide Web
Last week, Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, asked me to come and see a project he has been working on almost as long as the web itself. It’s a crisp autumn day in Boston, where Berners-Lee works out of an office above a boxing gym. After politely offering me a cup of coffee, he leads us into a sparse conference room. At one end of a long table is a battered laptop covered with stic... [Read More]
Image of Wikipedia founder aims to 'fix the news' with crowd-funded website| Reuters
Wikipedia founder aims to 'fix the news' with crowd-funded website| Reuters
By Estelle Shirbon | LONDONThe founder of online encyclopaedia Wikipedia has announced plans for a crowd-funded news website offering stories by journalists and volunteers working together, an initiative he hopes will counter the spread of fake news.Jimmy Wales said the new platform, Wikitribune, would be free to read and carry no advertising, instead relying on supporters to fund it, while the ac... [Read More]
Image of Google to display fact-checking labels to show if news is true or false | Technology | The Guardian
Google to display fact-checking labels to show if news is true or false | Technology | The Guardian
In its ongoing bid to combat fake news, Google follows Facebook in announcing new technology to help curb spread of misinformationGoogle is to start displaying fact-checking labels in its search results to highlight news and information that has been vetted and show whether it is considered to be true or false, as part of its efforts to help combat the spread of misinformation and fake news.The fa... [Read More]
Image of BuzzFeed Sued For Defamation Over Trump Dossier 'Fake News' | Zero Hedge
BuzzFeed Sued For Defamation Over Trump Dossier 'Fake News' | Zero Hedge
BuzzFeed (as well as editor in chief Ben Smith and former British spy Christopher Steele) faces a new lawsuit over its publication of an unverified dossier of claims against President Trump and others, McClatchy reported Friday evening. In response to the lawsuit, Politico reports that BuzzFeed issued an apology on Friday evening (presumably admitting to publishing 'fake news').McClatchy reports X... [Read More]
Image of FAKE NEWS: Congresswoman Interviewed "Live" By CNN and MSNBC - At Same Time » Alex Jones' Infowars
FAKE NEWS: Congresswoman Interviewed "Live" By CNN and MSNBC - At Same Time » Alex Jones' Infowars
Failing media caught in another massive lieCNN and MSNBC were caught in a stark example of fake news during recent interviews of Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-C.A.) that were supposedly airing “live” – at the same exact time.An observant television viewer noticed the anomaly and alerted media watchdog, Mark Dice, who broke the story in his latest report.Dice correlated this latest faux pas by the... [Read More]
Image of 20th Century Fox Apologizes for 'Fake News' Ads for New Film - Rolling Stone
20th Century Fox Apologizes for 'Fake News' Ads for New Film - Rolling Stone
20th Century Fox has issued an apology after a marketing campaign tied to the upcoming horror film A Cure for Wellness was blamed for spreading "fake news" to tens of thousands of people.The marketing team behind the Gore Verbinski-directed film created convincing websites for real-sounding newspapers like the Salt Lake City Guardian and the Houston Leader, which then posted fake stories like "Tru... [Read More]
Image of Glenn Greenwald: What The ‘Deep State’ Is Doing To Trump Is ‘A Prescription For Destroying Democracy’ - Matt Vespa
Glenn Greenwald: What The ‘Deep State’ Is Doing To Trump Is ‘A Prescription For Destroying Democracy’ - Matt Vespa
The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald is no conservative, but he’s also not someone to give fellow liberals and progressives a pass over their actions that he feels threatens democracy and transparency in government. For starters, he found it interesting that liberals all of a sudden think that leaks are awesome since they’re making it harder for the Trump White House to govern.Cortney wrote about this ... [Read More]
Image of Court rules that CNN officially puts out fake news » Alex Jones' Infowars
Court rules that CNN officially puts out fake news » Alex Jones' Infowars
Those who accuse CNN and other mainstream media outlets of “fake news” will probably revel in a recent decision by a federal judge in Atlanta, Georgia.While Judge Orinda Evans didn’t all out declare that CNN was peddling in falsehoods, she did take aim at the network in an initial judgment in favor of a former hospital CEO who sued CNN accusing them of purposely skewing statistics to reflect poorl... [Read More]
Image of MSNBC’s Tur Suggests Trump Will Be Responsible for ‘Suspicious Deaths’ of Journalists
MSNBC’s Tur Suggests Trump Will Be Responsible for ‘Suspicious Deaths’ of Journalists
MSNBC took its fear mongering smears of the Donald Trump administration to a dark new low Monday afternoon when reporter Katy Tur suggested the president’s war with the media would start racking up actual casualties. During an interview with Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer, a Republican, Tur suggested Trump would take a page from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s playbook and start targeting journal... [Read More]
Image of Ron Paul: The War On "Fake News" Is A War On Free Speech | Zero Hedge
Ron Paul: The War On "Fake News" Is A War On Free Speech | Zero Hedge
Authored by Ron Paul via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity,A major threat to liberty is the assault on the right to discuss political issues, seek out alternative information sources, and promote dissenting ideas and causes such as non-interventionism in foreign and domestic affairs. If this ongoing assault on free speech succeeds, then all of our liberties are endangered.One of th... [Read More]
Image of RED ALERT: Corporate Media's War on 'Fake News' Is Being Used to Silence Dissent and Alt Media
RED ALERT: Corporate Media's War on 'Fake News' Is Being Used to Silence Dissent and Alt Media
Reports about Facebook’s and Google’s nascent battle against purported “fake news” must be considered in solemn gravity — not because there are bogus articles circulating — but because, in actuality, it constitutes a war on legitimate, factual information and dissenting opinion.Certainly, many of us grumble when an article about aliens invading New York City passes through our newsfeeds only to be... [Read More]
Image of Exclusive: Megyn Kelly Caught Fabricating Lies About Alex Jones » Alex Jones' Infowars
Exclusive: Megyn Kelly Caught Fabricating Lies About Alex Jones » Alex Jones' Infowars
Megyn Kelly airs a segment on her show where she blatantly edits and mis-attributes a statement of Alex Jones to make it appear that he is claiming that Hillary Clinton was directly involved in murdering children in the Pizza Gate Controversy.A total out-of-context section of audio is revealed as being on another subject completely. But she’s banking that the American public is stupid and won’t ch... [Read More]
Image of Facebook will fact-check, label fake news in News Feed - Business Insider
Facebook will fact-check, label fake news in News Feed - Business Insider
Facebook is going to start fact-checking, labeling, and burying fake news and hoaxes in its News Feed, the company said Thursday.The decision comes after Facebook received heated criticism for its role in spreading a deluge of political misinformation during the US presidential election, like one story that falsely said the Pope had endorsed Donald Trump.To combat fake news, Facebook has teamed up... [Read More]
Image of The Intercept: A Clinton Fan Manufactured Fake News That MSNBC Personalities Spread to Discredit Wikileaks Docs
The Intercept: A Clinton Fan Manufactured Fake News That MSNBC Personalities Spread to Discredit Wikileaks Docs
"THE PHRASE “FAKE NEWS” has exploded in usage since the election, but the term is similar to other malleable political labels such as “terrorism” and “hate speech”; because the phrase lacks any clear definition, it is essentially useless except as an instrument of propaganda and censorship. The most important fact to realize about this new term: those who most loudly denounce Fake News are typical... [Read More]
Image of Hillary Clinton - The Queen of Fake News - Lectures Americans About Fake News
Hillary Clinton - The Queen of Fake News - Lectures Americans About Fake News
Hillary Clinton – the woman who voted for a war that was sold on a diet of fake news – a war that killed hundreds of thousands of people – is now lecturing Americans about fake news putting “lives at risk”.“The epidemic of malicious fake news and false propaganda that flooded social media over the past year – it’s now clear that so-called fake news can have real world consequences,” said Clinton d... [Read More]
Image of Pope Francis compares fake news to fecal fetish
Pope Francis compares fake news to fecal fetish
Pope Francis joined the chorus of condemnation of fake news, comparing it — and the media's obsession with scandal — to one of the more unsavory fetishes in the process.Francis said spreading disinformation is "probably the greatest damage that the media can do" and that defamation is a sin during an interview with the Belgian Catholic weekly Tertio, Reuters reported."I think the media have to be ... [Read More]
Image of The Ultimate "Fake News" List » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!
The Ultimate "Fake News" List » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!
Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones -Isn’t it ironic how the mainstream media has the nerve to lecture everyone else about “fake news” when they are the primary source of fake news on a consistent basis stretching back years?Fake news stories and fake narratives put out by the mainstream media have resulted in deaths, destruction and people’s lives being ruined.The most harmful fake news is routin... [Read More]
Image of CBS Labels Infowars a "Fake News" Website » Alex Jones' Infowars
CBS Labels Infowars a "Fake News" Website » Alex Jones' Infowars
In a slideshow piece entitled Don’t get fooled by these fake news sites, CBS News – the network that brought you Rathergate and Saddam Hussein’s non-existent weapons of mass destruction – lists Infowars.com as a fake news website.“The site is connected to Alex Jones, a radio host and conspiracy theorist who has alleged the Sandy Hook school shooting was a hoax,” states the blurb accompanying a scr... [Read More]
Image of Kellyanne Pistol Whips Robby Mook: ‘Biggest Piece Of Fake News In This Election Was That Trump Couldn’t Win’ [VIDEO]
Kellyanne Pistol Whips Robby Mook: ‘Biggest Piece Of Fake News In This Election Was That Trump Couldn’t Win’ [VIDEO]
Kellyanne Conway absolutely obliterated Robby Mook’s claim that “fake news” was responsible for delivering Donald Trump the presidency Thursday evening.While taking part in a post-election discussion at Harvard University — of which CNN aired footage Friday afternoon — Mook argued that “Congress has got to investigate what happened with Russia here.”“We cannot have foreign aggressors, I would argu... [Read More]