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[liberationtech] [Air-L] Fake News

Andrés Leopoldo Pacheco Sanfuentes alps6085 at
Mon Dec 12 13:17:34 PST 2016

Not sure about the breadth of the definition of "fake news" that is implied.

THE ONION is NOT "fake news," in the sense currently assumed by the mass media.

Conversely, FOX NEWS, for example, is a MAJOR producer of "fake news."

So, why should we trust mass media when they talk about "fake news?"

It's another Trumpism, the deal with the fox and the henhouse.

Satyr is NEVER "fake news."

If you dilute everything, nothing tastes like anything.

Best Regards | Cordiales Saludos | Grato,

Andrés L. Pacheco Sanfuentes
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+1 (347) 766-5008

On Mon, Dec 12, 2016 at 7:28 AM, kalev leetaru <kalev.leetaru5 at> wrote:
> The concept of "fake news" is very complex, ranging from satirical to
> misleading to malicious content and, when looking globally, covers not just
> social media, but SMS and FTF communication. Much like humor, where one
> person's hilarious joke might be deeply offensive to another, a good portion
> of "fake news" revolves around how societies and peoples with different
> backgrounds interpret and construct meaning from a shared set of
> information. Paul Linebarger's 1948 book "Psychological Warfare" is a
> powerful read into the roots and methodology of inorganic constructionism of
> the kind that underlies much of the hundred shades of gray that we today
> frequently label as "fake news." This is also why purely technological
> solutions will always struggle with this complex middle ground that
> constitutes a large portion of "fake news." Instead, "information literacy"
> coupled with technological assistance offer perhaps the most robust path
> forward.
> You can see more in my latest pieces:
> Kalev
> http:/
>> On Friday, December 9, 2016, Yosem Companys <companys at> wrote:
>> > Anyone know of any academic studies showing that fake (social media)
>> > news
>> > influenced the 2016 presidential election outcome?
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> > Yosem
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