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    Snopes and Facebook "fact check" obvious satire

    So, the Babylon Bee, a site that openly advertises itself as satire, wrote an article humorously claiming that CNN had purchased industrial sized washing machines to help reporters spin the facts:

    Source: Babylon Bee

    ATLANTA, GA—In order to aid the news station in preparing stories for consumption, popular news media organization CNN purchased an industrial-sized washing machine to help its journalists and news anchors spin the news before publication.

    The custom-made device allows CNN reporters to load just the facts of a given issue, turn a dial to “spin cycle,” and within five minutes, receive a nearly unrecognizable version of the story that’s been spun to fit with the news station’s agenda.

    One reporter was seen inserting the facts of a recent news story early Thursday morning.

    https://babylonbee.com/news/cnn-purc...s-publication/

    © Copyright Original Source


    They posted the article to their Facebook page, and while you would have be Tassman and JimL levels of stupid to not recognize it was satire, Snopes sprang into action to "fact check" the article, claiming that


    And now that the the obviously satirical piece had been declared "false" by a trusted (ha!) fact-checker, Facebook did its duty by flagging the piece as "fake news", and any user who tried to share the article had their post automatically edited to direct readers to Snopes instead.

    So, for the sin of tweaking CNN, not only is Facebook threatening the Babylon Bee with extinction, but those who share this satire are being flagged as spreaders of fake news.

    When a powerful, mindless, faceless, left-wing bureaucracy wants to chill free speech, this is exactly how they go about it.

    This is Kafka 101, a world where you do not know what the rules are because there are no rules — so you freeze and do nothing, which is exactly what the left wants. Never forget that this is exactly what Obama’s IRS did to the Tea Party in the lead up to the 2012 election.

    Additionally, when one recalls how CNN threatened to dox a private citizen for making a silly YouTube video that targeted the last-place network, this act of corporate fascism against the Babylon Bee — and the chilling message it is meant to send to anyone who would dare mock the left-wing establishment — is even less surprising.


    http://www.breitbart.com/big-journal...shing-machine/

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    the whole point is to purge right wingers from social media. it's why it was a horrible mistake to ignore the banishing of the dailystormer from the internet, or fail to back up trump during the charlotesville confrontation. the left knows there will be no real pushback from the right so they can now use all the institutions they control to purge whoever they want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
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    I don't know, but it's BIG!

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    There are still people out there who fall for satire, even a few who manage to fall for The Onion.

    Incidentally, The Babylon Bee is probably the best/only example I can think of where the "Christian knock off version" is better than the original. The Onion just isn't funny to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingsGambit View Post
    There are still people out there who fall for satire, even a few who manage to fall for The Onion.

    Incidentally, The Babylon Bee is probably the best/only example I can think of where the "Christian knock off version" is better than the original. The Onion just isn't funny to me.
    The Onion has it's moments, but The Babylon Bee fills the Christian Satire void that the Wittenburg Door left in my life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    So, the Babylon Bee, a site that openly advertises itself as satire, wrote an article humorously claiming that CNN had purchased industrial sized washing machines to help reporters spin the facts:

    Source: Babylon Bee

    ATLANTA, GA—In order to aid the news station in preparing stories for consumption, popular news media organization CNN purchased an industrial-sized washing machine to help its journalists and news anchors spin the news before publication.

    The custom-made device allows CNN reporters to load just the facts of a given issue, turn a dial to “spin cycle,” and within five minutes, receive a nearly unrecognizable version of the story that’s been spun to fit with the news station’s agenda.

    One reporter was seen inserting the facts of a recent news story early Thursday morning.

    https://babylonbee.com/news/cnn-purc...s-publication/

    © Copyright Original Source


    They posted the article to their Facebook page, and while you would have be Tassman and JimL levels of stupid to not recognize it was satire, Snopes sprang into action to "fact check" the article, claiming that


    And now that the the obviously satirical piece had been declared "false" by a trusted (ha!) fact-checker, Facebook did its duty by flagging the piece as "fake news", and any user who tried to share the article had their post automatically edited to direct readers to Snopes instead.

    So, for the sin of tweaking CNN, not only is Facebook threatening the Babylon Bee with extinction, but those who share this satire are being flagged as spreaders of fake news.

    When a powerful, mindless, faceless, left-wing bureaucracy wants to chill free speech, this is exactly how they go about it.

    This is Kafka 101, a world where you do not know what the rules are because there are no rules — so you freeze and do nothing, which is exactly what the left wants. Never forget that this is exactly what Obama’s IRS did to the Tea Party in the lead up to the 2012 election.

    Additionally, when one recalls how CNN threatened to dox a private citizen for making a silly YouTube video that targeted the last-place network, this act of corporate fascism against the Babylon Bee — and the chilling message it is meant to send to anyone who would dare mock the left-wing establishment — is even less surprising.


    http://www.breitbart.com/big-journal...shing-machine/

    Keep in mind, we have some of those on the left who continue to insist this never happened and that it is nothing but a "right-wing meme" in spite of the fact that the IRS issued an apology but claims it was only the action of a few low ranking individuals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingsGambit View Post
    There are still people out there who fall for satire, even a few who manage to fall for The Onion.

    Incidentally, The Babylon Bee is probably the best/only example I can think of where the "Christian knock off version" is better than the original. The Onion just isn't funny to me.
    The Chinese government routinely fell for Onion articles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Executor View Post
    the left knows there will be no real pushback from the right so they can now use all the institutions they control to purge whoever they want.
    Smarter libs already know that if they avoid topics like guns, there will be no real pushback from right, just slow retreat, also surrender!
    Trump is basically "Bruce Wayne pretending to be a foppish retarded billionaire" tier genius, in case nerds need a simpler metaphor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    So, the Babylon Bee, a site that openly advertises itself as satire, wrote an article humorously claiming that CNN had purchased industrial sized washing machines to help reporters spin the facts:

    Source: Babylon Bee

    ATLANTA, GA—In order to aid the news station in preparing stories for consumption, popular news media organization CNN purchased an industrial-sized washing machine to help its journalists and news anchors spin the news before publication.

    The custom-made device allows CNN reporters to load just the facts of a given issue, turn a dial to “spin cycle,” and within five minutes, receive a nearly unrecognizable version of the story that’s been spun to fit with the news station’s agenda.

    One reporter was seen inserting the facts of a recent news story early Thursday morning.

    https://babylonbee.com/news/cnn-purc...s-publication/

    © Copyright Original Source


    They posted the article to their Facebook page, and while you would have be Tassman and JimL levels of stupid to not recognize it was satire, Snopes sprang into action to "fact check" the article, claiming that


    And now that the the obviously satirical piece had been declared "false" by a trusted (ha!) fact-checker, Facebook did its duty by flagging the piece as "fake news", and any user who tried to share the article had their post automatically edited to direct readers to Snopes instead.

    So, for the sin of tweaking CNN, not only is Facebook threatening the Babylon Bee with extinction, but those who share this satire are being flagged as spreaders of fake news.

    When a powerful, mindless, faceless, left-wing bureaucracy wants to chill free speech, this is exactly how they go about it.

    This is Kafka 101, a world where you do not know what the rules are because there are no rules — so you freeze and do nothing, which is exactly what the left wants. Never forget that this is exactly what Obama’s IRS did to the Tea Party in the lead up to the 2012 election.

    Additionally, when one recalls how CNN threatened to dox a private citizen for making a silly YouTube video that targeted the last-place network, this act of corporate fascism against the Babylon Bee — and the chilling message it is meant to send to anyone who would dare mock the left-wing establishment — is even less surprising.


    http://www.breitbart.com/big-journal...shing-machine/


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