Latest News In The War On Alternative Media

news-robotBy Kurt Nimmo

Now that the fake news meme has gone global thanks to the establishment media, authoritarians are using it to arrest journalists.

On Christmas, the defense minister of Pakistan threatened to nuke Israel in response to a tweet said to be fake news.

It’s getting serious.

The defense minister of Pakistan may not be able to tell the difference between real and fake news, but here in the United States most people can spot fake news and propaganda.

Meanwhile, the emerging fake news detection industry has a public relations issue. It looks like the guy who runs Snopes, David P. Mikkelson, embezzled money and used it to buy the services of prostitutes.

Earlier this month, Facebook said it would use the “myth-busting” website to ferret out “fake news” on the popular social media platform.

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Finally, Germany is talking tough. It plans to fine Facebook 500,000 euros if it does not take down within 24 hours what the state decides is fake news. The Federal Press Office in the Chancellery plans to establish a “fake news defense center.”

Patrick Sensburg (Christian Democrat), in an interview with Deutsche Welle on Tuesday, argued that the government should be “ratcheting up the statutory offenses” against fake news producers and “take action against the people who run these websites.”

Kurt Nimmo is the editor of Another Day in the Empire, where this article first appeared. He is the former lead editor and writer of Donate to ADE Here.

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3 Comments on "Latest News In The War On Alternative Media"

  1. I’ve said it once and ill say it again, why is it that no one that is touting all this “Fake News” none sense is even touching on all the magazines that are in literally EVERY checkout line in America like “Globe,” “The National Inquirer,” or “The Inquisitor,” that publish fake news every single issue, let me guess the answer to that will be “Oh we are not worried about that, that is “Harmless Fake News” (that’s right, you heard that term here first “Harmless Fake News” 🙂 that involves the chopping down of trees mind you). And with all the “intelligence” agents and advisors a defense minister has you CLAIM you almost nuke an entire country because of a fake news article you read, sounds to me like he needs to be fired immediately and nuclear powers taken out of the hands of a person AND a country that has almost made such a mistake…..just sayin

    • Please understand that some of what hits the Globe, National Enquirer and the like is anything but fake, but too hot for MSM to handle. You would be surprised at how difficult it is for whistleblowers to get into those publications. I’ve seen the hurdles folks have to pass in order to be taken seriously by Globe, National Enquirer and the like. In fact, when those publications print something truly fake, even a 4 year old can spot how fake it is. Satire is still free speech. On the other hand, many “scoops” come out of those publications. Whoever has the power to fire a national defense minister would be a powerful censor. What say you?

  2. What the MSM is afraid of and beating the drums over isn’t so much “fake news”, as they all spew, but rather the position they have been relegated to is that of their agenda driven masters and pathetic lies.
    MSM you have been found guilty and have been rendered useless.
    My hope is that folks will stop going to watch the debauchery that is hollywood.
    Long live ALT.

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