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Fake News - they are here to stay

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by Chris.Roark, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. Chris.Roark

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  2. Phunky

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    I'm not a fan of it to be honest. There are so many idiots out there sharing trash and presenting it as fact. It gets really annoying, and also pushes opinions in certain directions without a shred of legitimate info.
     
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    why you call him idiot ?
    Cause you don't support him earning money online that way go ahead give him a real job , or teach him + invest in him to work legit online...
    Will you do it ?
    I don't think so !
    So instead of calling him idiot for earning 400+ euros per day why don't you read the whole article it mentions that in his country no matter how skilled you are you won't be able to get a job
    The world isn't the luxurious thing you see in movies bro...
    There are countries that are still far behiiiiiiind
    and a big up to that guy cause that money is legit money!
    he just manipulated the facebook users to visit his website and they clicked on google ads on their own...
    that is legit!!!
    I bet you aren't better than him...
    YOu work with social media ?
    YOU NEVER POSTED A CLICKBAIT ?


    you work with seo ?
    YOU NEVER PURCHASED LINKS ? or any other thing that google doesn't allows ?
    so when your answer is "NO" for the above questions then you will have a right to speak...
    By fake news i earn daily 300+ Euros with facbook + adsense and all that working 2h per day....
    perhaps i'm an idiot too!!!


    Oh wait X might win the elections cause i post fake news about A ?
    Well i don't really care
    A has done nothing to help me and ruining his/her rep i don't really care

    The world bro is about survival don't forget that no one is saint!!
     
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    Geez man calm down haha. If you read what I posted...you will see that I'm calling the people who fall for it idiots. The guy writing the trash is lame in my opinion, but the people that share it and use it to support whatever argument they want without fact checking are most definitely idiots.
     
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    Facebook is the world's largest sewer network.

    The vast majority of people who frequent FB have all the brain capacity of a ripe pineapple.

    Government's the world over are the biggest players in the fake news world.

    Much of what we're fed is merely spin masquerading as news. The news cycle exists to keep things in check for the wealthy elite and the political class who do their bidding.

    We're all (at least the vast majority of us are) in a mouse wheel. We're fed rubbish news to help draw out our emotions...happiness, sadness, anger.

    Meaningless horse shit...

    If some young guy from Macedonia has the smarts to leverage the gross stupidity of FB's userbase for personal gain, I've got no problem with it. In fact, all power to him.

    Further, I wish he was on here so we could learn from him.

    The only thing angering the political elite is that they no longer enjoy a stranglehold over fake news.

    Their real beef is this...

    Macedonia helps democratize fake news
     
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  7. The Curator

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    Mainstream media = fake news
     
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    im calm tnx just when i talk i like details and everyone thinks im angry.... actually now that im reading my own words i sound angry :p
     
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    ? dude you're comparing writing clickbait headlines and purchasing legit seo links to misleading people with 100% false info? wtf.

    idiot isn't the term to describe him, but he's not really a good guy either. He could've made real news and made the same amount of money.
     
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    @JV1999 I respectfully disagree. Truth is, we're all now capable of delivering fake news. The only thing this Macedonian guy did was prove that you no longer have to be a powerful and connected person to propogate fake news.
     
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    I think he simply realized that there was an opportunity for personal gain in delivering fake news to a Western audience... and possibly little or no money (given his limited English language skills) to be made in pumping out legitimate news, which given his native Macedonian tongue would have likely been far less lucrative (average monthly salary USD400).

    There just aren't the same sort of Google Adsense dollars stemming from a Macedonian audience as there is from a cheeseburger-eating, mildly-retarded, US audience.
     
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    "Fake news" something new? C'mon, this is way older than internet.

    The way they spread is different, for instance, do you remember when someone told you about the president kennedy and his group of multiracial escorts?
     
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    Haha, love the "cheeseburger-eting, midly-retarded, US audience. Might also want to add the spoiled white rich kids in there as well.
     
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    As in physics, in business every reaction creates an equal reaction.

    The proliferation of fake news websites led to authority news websites to increase their paying subscription base.

    https://www.ft.com/content/d97bef40-f19b-11e6-8758-6876151821a6

    The title of that FT article:
    Newspapers welcome more digital subscribers in time of fake news

    What I wanted to show with this thread is that when a shift occurs in consumers, viewers behaviour, you can stand a chance to make profits by taking either the mentioned approach (fake news) or the opposite one.

    Always think of ways you can position yourself to profit from shifting events/moods/behaviour.

     
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    Misleading information in a world full of information overload is totally wrong!
     
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    I find it honestly disgusting with these news websites and I hope Google, Facebook and everyone else will soon ban them!
     
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    We all get bored of FB newsfeed,cause there is so much garbage.It is only garbage for IM-ers,cause we know it is.Kudos to these guys,they made some nice money out of nothing.
    Are they to blame? No definitely not,the blame goes on those "smart" people sharing it.
     
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    Who even reads or listen's to news?

    and most importantly, who cares about fake news sites. The only ones which care are the ones which make the money from it.
     
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    I mean seriously? Is the BLACKHATWORLD OR B*TCHHATWORLD? YOU A**HOLES NEED TO BE TEAMING UP AND FIGURING OUT HOW WE CAN ALL TAKE A PIECE OF THE PIE IN THE FAKE NEWS INDUSTRY...EASY! YOU GUYS COMPLAIN LIKE LITTLE WEENIES......
    MAKE BHW GREAT AGAIN!!!!
     
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    personally i dont like it but many people always fell into it, even if they sound to hard to believe, but the typical "x artist died on car accident"