Conservatives of Blind, how do you avoid being fooled by fake news?

Target / Cust. Srv. tmDe33
Sep 16 22 Comments

Let's say you saw a news post from an unknown source like "Obamacare to cost over 1 trillion in 2019", what are some of the ways you determine if its true or not?

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  • Twitter jkkugdyh
    Wait 48 hours. Most narratives usually collapse under a few hours of scrutiny. A few examples:

    1. Saturday night kavanaugh stuff collapsed in one day
    2. The airforce thing took 4 days.
    Sep 16 8
    • Twitter jkkugdyh
      Yeah; or sometimes they keep hammering the fake stuff for a week like the sharpie stuff
      Sep 16
    • Target / Cust. Srv. tmDe33
      OP
      Huh ok well that's... a take, I guess?
      Sep 16
    • Intel D’s🥜
      So now I’m convinced that Ancient Aliens are real. That’s been going for too long to fail.
      Sep 16
    • Microsoft ylofr7r
      There was no room within 54 miles of the airport!
      Sep 16
    • AT&T MsdR32
      I love that ancient aliens show. It totally proved aliens are true like 6x.
      Sep 16
  • Amazon / Eng desudesu
    I only like reading WSJ.
    It has the mild conservative bias that I need while not being a conservative echo chamber.
    Sep 16 0
  • Microsoft dhabem
    Liberals of Blind: How do you feel about actually being fooled by fake news repeatedly since Trump election?
    Sep 16 3
    • Intel XIUA15
      It’s actually been shocking how wrong the media has been. Very exposing and a complete own goal - all they have to do is play it straight.
      Sep 16
    • Cisco Wndseg
      I haven't been fooled by anything. Trump is the same con man he's always been. There's nothing extraordinary about successfully manipulating people through fear and division. That's been happening since the beginning of humanity. Leadership is not a zero sum game.
      Sep 17
    • Intel XIUA15
      Everyone knew that about Trump and he still won against Hillary. What wasn’t know was how biased the press was.
      Sep 17
  • Microsoft TrumpWins
    “If true...” = fake news
    “Anonymous sources with knowledge say...” = fake news

    There’s code words that clearly indicate fake news
    Sep 16 1
    • Intel D’s🥜
      I’m waiting for the day that a Spy doesn’t fear their true identity and can embrace it openly. Maybe Vlad can join in the next CIA conference call or park bench meeting.
      Sep 16
  • Adobe / Eng CmndrKeen
    I assume some kind of bias and then find more sources that I know have opposite biases. If you read something bad on Fox you need to find the other point of view on CNN.
    Sep 16 2
    • Lyft done2
      Both of those are beholden to corporate interest so you’re still got Blindspot’s
      Sep 16
    • Adobe / Eng CmndrKeen
      Just using examples people would understand.
      Sep 16
  • Apple winepix
    I rigorously vet sources via Fox News
    Sep 16 0
  • Uber Hdjci24
    Reuter’s and associated press are my go-to’s
    Sep 16 0
  • Intel XIUA15
    If it’s a political topic written by MSM, conservative or otherwise, it probably has bias going into either the determination of whether to cover the subject matter and/or in how it is written.

    I also follow both sides on Twitter. It’s amazing we still rely on expert opinions of the press. It’s like determining a vacation location or restaurant based off of Fodor’s or Gayot’s instead of user reviews.
    Sep 16 0