The Social Media Fact-Check Farce

A study says Twitter’s anti-Trump ‘corrections’ make some people more likely to believe Trump.

In recent years liberals have successfully lobbied social-media companies to police conservative content more and more aggressively. But there’s little evidence that this political interference has reduced the prevalence of misinformation online—and a new study shows how it could make the problem worse.

In the study—by Dino Christenson of Boston University and Sarah Kreps and Douglas Kriner of Cornell—volunteers were shown a May 26 tweet by President Trump attacking mail-in voting and claiming that “Mail boxes will be robbed, ballots will be forged & even illegally printed out & fraudulently signed.”

Groups of participants were also shown “corrections” to Mr. Trump’s tweet, including Twitter’s “explanatory text labeling the claims ‘unsubstantiated’ according to major media outlets, including CNN and the Washington Post.”

Conservatives did not find mainstream-media assurances convincing. For Republicans who were shown Twitter’s effort to debunk the President, “belief that mail voter fraud occurs was more than 13% higher than in the control.” Or as the authors put it, “corrections increased misperceptions among those predisposed to believe President Trump.”

Source: The Social Media Fact-Check Farce

Here Are Just 10 of the Wild Conspiracy Theories the Left (and Media) Have Tarred Trump With for More Than 4 Years

1. Trump Is a Russian Spy 

2. Trump ‘Colluded’ With the Russians to Win Trump the White House

3.Trump Was Not Legally Elected and He Never Plans to Leave

4. Trump Told Putin to ‘Hack’ Hillary’s Email to Win the Election

5. Donald Trump Paid Hookers to Urinate on a Bed Because … Obama

6. Trump Sent His Attorney to Prague to Meet With Kremlin Officials

7. Trump Called White Supremacists ‘Very Fine People’

8. Trump Told People to Drink Bleach to Get Rid of Coronavirus

9. Trump Initiatives Had Nothing To Do With COVID Vaccines

10. Trump Was Not Spied on And He’s Crazy for Thinking So

 

Source: Here Are Just 10 of the Wild Conspiracy Theories the Left (and Media) Have Tarred Trump With for More Than 4 Years

Trump: A Fake But Accurate Popcorn Fart — Stately McDaniel Manor

Traditionally, Americans have looked for an “October Surprise,” which is some sensational—we now call them “bombshells”—story about whichever presidential candidate the media disfavors. Circa 2020, the media are the propaganda arm of the D/S/C party, and “bombshells” are exploding virtually daily, always against President Trump, and always amounting to less than popcorn farts. Professor Jacobson […]

Trump: A Fake But Accurate Popcorn Fart — Stately McDaniel Manor

Media Hoaxes: No, Sturgis Was Not A ‘Superspreader Event,” And No, It Did Not Cost ‘Public Health $12.2 Billion’

Gov. Kristi Noem: “This report isn’t science; it’s fiction. Under the guise of academic research, this report is nothing short of an attack on those who exercised their personal freedom to attend Sturgis” The post Media Hoaxes: No, Sturgis Was Not A ‘Superspreader Event,” And No, It Did Not Cost ‘Public Health .2 Billion’ first appeared on Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion .

Source: Media Hoaxes: No, Sturgis Was Not A ‘Superspreader Event,” And No, It Did Not Cost ‘Public Health $12.2 Billion’

Here’s How We Know The Atlantic’s Hit Piece on Trump Is Pure Fiction

Plus, of the four anonymous sources, why did none of them spill the beans before now? All four waited until two months before the election.

Source: Here’s How We Know The Atlantic’s Hit Piece on Trump Is Pure Fiction

And here’s this from Scott Adams, starting where he discusses the Atlantic article:

From the autotranscript:

I will reiterate the lesson. Here are all the signs that this is an obvious hoax. And there were so many of them I literally ran out of room writing down all the obvious flags for this big hoax.

Number one, the timing. The timing, you know close to an election definitely ramps up the chance that somebody would make something up especially if Biden looks like he’s in a little bit of trouble.

If Biden had a commanding lead you wouldn’t see as much fake news because they wouldn’t need it. So in this situation do they need fake news to beat trump and I would say yes. Because the real news isn’t going to be negative enough.

Number two. We know that the democrats have admitted that they’re going to be using artificial intelligence to figure out how to manipulate and brainwash the masses. They don’t use those words but as clearly as i’m expressing it they have expressed it. They just use different words.

Now what would it look like if an AI came up with a line of attack? What would it look like? Have you seen the articles about AI trying to write a blog post and it actually fooled people? And you can look at it and you can see that when an artificial intelligence tries to write an article pretending to be a human it does have some tells in it. And the first tell is that it seems to be based on frequency of keywords.

In other words if it picks up a tendency it doesn’t have any intelligence really on that but it just it picks up the tendency. So okay people are talking about this, this word gets used a lot, I’ll throw that into the sentence, i’ll make grammar that makes sense, and boom it looks like a person said it. So here’s here’s the tell that this wasn’t human generated. Or if it was human generated somebody who’s not good at it. And what i mean is not good at writing.

Essentially, whoever wrote this missed the fact that Donald Trump had adopted a Chris Rock joke and applied it to John McCain. There’s no evidence that Trump intended to apply this to all servicemen or all POWs, except maybe Rosie O’Donnel, had she been captured.

Number three: CNN is downplaying the story.

I looked on CNN’s page because I thought okay is this going to be like the major story? Because it’s just like read meat, it’s like “oh we got another another thing”. Nope. CNN put it on the far right in one no picture — just text, and just treated it like an allegation. CNN did not pounce. …. What does that tell you? It tells you they know it’s not true and they can’t take another hit. CNN is obviously wounded by all the fake news it has promoted and it just can’t take another hit and this one is so obviously not true that even CNN couldn’t take a chance on it.

Flag number 4: It was published in the Atlantic.

It had to be in the Atlantic because who else is going to publish four anonymous sources? You know a basic journalist’s standard is if you can’t get at least one person to go on the record maybe you don’t publish that.

Flag number 5: One of the sources is Malcolm Nance.

Flag number 6: John Bolton doesn’t tell that story in his book.