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#1 Markus Becker

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 1250 PM

https://ec.europa.eu...group-fake-news

 

 

 

Define the scope of the problem and canvass legislative or non-legislative interventions to limit the dissemination of fake content; 

 

 

Legislative interventions against fake content. That sounds like you-know-what. Besides who decides what's fake? These guys maybe?

 

https://ec.europa.eu...-disinformation

 

More than 15 recognizable representatives of the old media. Talk about having the fox guard the henouse. And to nobodys surprise Facebook is said to be the prime target of the initiative because their algorythems give content that is 'liked' by users preference over things posted by the old media or state institutions. Yeah, because they never lie or do sloppy work or push an agenda. 


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#2 glenn239

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 1322 PM

They'll start off with genuinely fake news, then branch out in the future.


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#3 Mikel2

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 1325 PM

Private manipulation of information worries me a heck of a lot less than govt manipulation.
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#4 DKTanker

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 1328 PM

Fake news like Austria creating a new Border Force to stem the flow of illegal aliens?


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#5 Mr King

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 1435 PM

What is it with Europeans and their fascination with authoritarianism? 


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#6 Markus Becker

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 1602 PM

Europeans? Unelected bureaucrats fighting to retain/retain control of information. Average Europeans OTOH prefer FB, Twitter and so on.
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#7 Jeff

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 1746 PM

Yeah, this will end well.


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#8 Rick

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 1839 PM

Nothing new. There was Soviet propaganda during the Cold War and it was defeated by non-leftists. 


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 1907 PM

Good thing then that the EU has taken up the mantle of exposing the Kremlin's propaganda with its Disinformation Review. I'm actually surprised they have become quite catchy in design and aggressive in tone; initially the format was rather drab, and many people (me included) took it as a rather helpless attempt to counter Russian fake news campaigns.


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#10 Simon Tan

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 2037 PM

At least the term is correct.
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#11 Simon Tan

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 2039 PM

The European Truth Commision. Sounds about right.
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Posted 22 January 2018 - 2041 PM

The European Truth Commision. Sounds about right.

 

European Ministry of Truth already taken...


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 2043 PM

Good thing then that the EU has taken up the mantle of exposing the Kremlin's propaganda with its Disinformation Review. I'm actually surprised they have become quite catchy in design and aggressive in tone; initially the format was rather drab, and many people (me included) took it as a rather helpless attempt to counter Russian fake news campaigns.

 

Russia Today has been spewing half cooked baloney for 2 decades and NOW the EU reacts? Yeah, sure.


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#14 Wobbly Head

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 2046 PM

The European Truth Commision. Sounds about right.


I prefer the classic Ministry of truth.
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#15 Wobbly Head

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 2047 PM

double post

Edited by Wobbly Head, 22 January 2018 - 2047 PM.

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#16 DKTanker

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 2217 PM

It deserves a double post because it's double plus true.


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#17 Mr King

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 2240 PM

Europeans? Unelected bureaucrats fighting to retain/retain control of information. Average Europeans OTOH prefer FB, Twitter and so on.

 

Leave the EU then. 


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 2324 PM

What is it with Europeans and their fascination with authoritarianism?


Never underestimate the value of a European education.
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Posted 23 January 2018 - 0014 AM

As a counter point, disorganized free and open media is open to focused and purpose driven information warfare. It's a new age of information in which everyone has immediate digital access to it in the palm of their hand. Ideally the free but disorganized is better but let's not kid ourselves. US media is not only have biased platforms domestically but also geopolitically. China's as well, immensely. Japan's has been mostly leftist/liberal for decades (while the right somehow maintained political control). I think their is going to be an emergence of regional information control bubbles, and the medium of information and media becomes more so a part of an arm in diplomacy with gives and takes of positive or negative narratives and publicity for other regions it is engaging with. On the plus side, Europeans can talk about leaving the EU any day, even the French President just saying France might have voted to leave if there was a referendum. And I don't see this aspect of conversation going away soon. Try that with Hong Kong, Xinjiang, or Tibet.
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Posted 23 January 2018 - 0159 AM

What is it with Europeans and their fascination with authoritarianism?


Never underestimate the value of a European education.
They keep monarchs around just in case ;) they get tired of democracy
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