JackRiddler » 10 Jun 2014 04:20 wrote:justdrew » Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:14 pm wrote:A hoax claiming that Charles Manson, who is responsible for the murders of several people, is free from jail has made its way around the ...
It's getting ridiculous with all these hoaxes, combined with my apparent encroaching senility! All these dumbfucks be proud of making clickbait out of fake news stories presented in quasi-plausible, non-humorous style. I've fallen for a couple in the past week, whereas I almost never did before. Sigh. There was one from the Portland Intelligencer the other day, claiming to link to the promised Greenwald "NSA list" story. It instead went to the PI's Facebook page, so that you could "like" it. This is morally equivalent to spam, or worse really, and I will remember & resent this publication henceforth for wasting my time!
Snopes is still one of the best resources for some of this stuff.
But as an example ... in the past week I've had multiple FB friends post links to National Report dot net ... not realizing that it is a satire / spoof news site. One article in particular caught my attention because it linked to a "seemingly real" science org site but upon closer examination, that science site is itself a spoof site:
Study Finds 1 in 3 Americans Have Been Implanted With RFID Chips: Most Unaware
http://nationalreport.net/study-finds-1 ... s-unaware/
Analysis of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Chip Prevalence in 3 Discrete United States Populations
John T. Brugle, Ph.D and Mary Franz, Ph.D, M.P.H.
Wyoming Institute of Technology, Human Studies Division
ePUB Ahead of Print
http://witscience.org/analysis-of-radio ... pulations/
I think that dynamic duo of sites may have been the one behind the Solar Power Drains the Sun meme:
Solar Panels Drain the Sun’s Energy, Experts Say
http://nationalreport.net/solar-panels- ... perts-say/
They again, invoke the Wyoming Institute of Technology as the source of the "science."
So perhaps this thread can serve as an info dump for such satire sites and the spread of certain "disinfo campaigns".
Jack's example is another good one:
Charles Manson Granted Parole
Posted on June 4, 2014 by Aaron Smith in Headlines, World
Claim: Charles Manson has been granted parole and will be released from prison.
Now, I'm not sure if we should separate such spoof sites from vaguely related "real news" site incidents where they msm get the news wrong like with this:
A Computer Program Has Passed the Turing Test For the First Time
http://gizmodo.com/this-is-the-first-co ... 1587780232
No, A 'Supercomputer' Did NOT Pass The Turing Test For The First Time And Everyone Should Know Better
from the what-a-waste-of-time dept
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140 ... tter.shtml
See also: PKD, Surreality