Ohio State recently conducted a story about the possible impact targeted fake news stories might have had on the election. Thoughts?
http://www.dispatch.com/news/20180507/o … mp-in-2016
It's interesting. As stated in the article, there is no way to determine cause and effect, but even a small effect could sway the outcome of a close election. It is possible but difficult to determine with any certainty.
It's possible fake news might have had an effect. Ok. So, is this truth or fiction? Might have and did are polar opposites.
That is the type of thing that is working against unity. You read something that could have happened, assume it didn't happen to you but did to everyone you disagree with.
Wow, you read all that in his post? You must be able to see words others cannot. "...assume it didn't happen to you but did to everyone you disagree with.". And you say, "That is the type of thing that is working against unity." Huh?
As far as I can tell, he asked for thoughts about the study. How is that "working against unity"?
Primarily because of the statement the possible impact targeted fake news stories might have had on the election .
It's like me doing a study on the possible impact invisible unicorns might had had on the election. What purpose would it serve to discuss what possibly, might have happened; if we did not believe it did happen? And, with no evidence that it did, what is the outcome of such a discussion; or the purpose for it?
Had this been posted in fiction that would be one thing. Why post it in politics and social issues if it is a possible maybe?
Hmm, comparing invisible unicorns to documented fake news?
Doesn't seem logical or valid to me.
Of course it does, since you appear to be purposely sidestepping the point. Not surprising.
Oh, come on, don't give up that easily. Here is what you said:
"Primarily because of the statement the possible impact targeted fake news stories might have had on the election .
It's like me doing a study on the possible impact invisible unicorns might had had on the election. What purpose would it serve to discuss what possibly, might have happened; if we did not believe it did happen? And, with no evidence that it did, what is the outcome of such a discussion; or the purpose for it?"
You said doing a study on the possible impact of targeted fake news stories is "like doing a study on the possible impact invisible unicorns might had[sic] had on the election." You plainly stated one is like the other. I'm saying they are not. There is no evidence invisible unicorns exist, so how could they have an impact on anything? There is abundant evidence that fake news exists, so it is a perfectly rational exercise to study whether or not fake news had an impact.
What point are you making that I am missing (yes, I know you said "purposely sidestepping" but that is not the case)? Please explain.
Why is it any surprise that the media now is doing almost the same blame tour that Hillary herself is doing but with a different crayon , the Russians , the media the camera's , .................Fake News ? I absolutely love it that the entire left came to a grinding halt on election night from the tears to the tantrums , from the apology tours to the Hillary lost in the woods game !
Listen , The fake news ? Was one long winded media love affair with Obama the historic first black president , totally ignoring reality of his fiasco of an administration , then dubiously trying to image transfer that same P.C. B.S ride on to Hillary . IT's no wonder they blew it --all they did wrong however was to ignore the campaign trail bus parked in the back lot , forgetting that YES , once in a while you gotta go campaign in the urban states city girl !
Fake news ? The News Media still hasn't gotten over it's apparent LSD like delusionary trip , I'm gonna give the media about six more years of Trump Derangement though , by the end of his two terms they should probably be back down from their original Obama / Hillary high . Personally , I feel a good ashe kicking reality wake up call for a dying news Media , may just mean they never come out of this slump . First amendment abuses by the leftist controlled media may just mean they never fully financially recover.............breaks my heart ...........Not!
What , you can't handle the truth ? Why anyone on the left actually doesn't get it that your media , your party and your political hangover is still not clicking into reality EVEN at this point ? Many ,even here , tried to tell you two to three years ago ! NOW you're asking the obvious ? Truth takes a while huh ? Don't be bitter though just enjoy the incredible ride Trumps giving your jobs , pensions and tax accounts .
The ," It' s impressive part ", IS that you actually asked the question and still expect some alternative answer of the obvious truth ?
Chew on that and get back to us .
Your truth and my truth are two very different things. I supply a link to some research and you go on another one of your right-wing rants. Look at the data, then let's discuss. Jesus, is that so hard? If you can't be bothered to discuss the points of a post, just shut the hell up. Jesus.
How about this Your party apparently doesn't have a clue what fake news actually was or is . Look at the putrid condition of the DNC , look at the horrible CNN ratings , the originator of fake news , Msnbc scrambling for readers , look at just how much the Democratic party has lost in two years alone AND STILL plays the fake news angles day after day as if they are gonna go down swinging , right to the very bottom .
Fake ? Or just plain tragic ?
If you only had some data to try and back up any of that complete bs you just wrote. You'll have a better chance of finding the proper use of punctuation, capitalization and spelling.
Photo says it all , I once belonged to the party that recently finalized the purchase of the over-mortgaged media , which all began when I was indoctrinated to "believe "in the sixties .
Even Trump defined fake news today in a tweet. Fake news to him is news that is negative to him. Wake up sheep.
Your delusion never ceases to amaze. Most liberals are disgusted by the man and his policies.
Of course they are. He doesn't have that supremely important "D" after his name. Nor does he think much of modern socialism and worse he makes no bones about it.
What is so wrong with a government that gives its citizens a lift up in tough times? You heartless bastards on the right just want to let the poor die off while claiming it's socialism to help them.
I'm all for limits to the amount of time you can use those services and for punishing those who commit fraud. But if we shored up wastefulness, you know, like things such as military parades and ridiculous amounts of golf trips, we could easily take care of the homelessness problem and veterans.
"You heartless bastards on the right just want to let the poor die off while claiming it's socialism to help them."
Your foolish lies tell me only that you aren't worth responding to - that you have nothing to add to any discussion but insults. I have no desire to enter your hate filled world.
And yet, you just did. You post some snarky crap about people not liking him just because he's not a democrat instead of asking why the true reasons that are the heinous words he spews, racially charged policies he promotes, profiteering, and the constant lying about literally everything. How someone can accuse someone of using foolish lies and then be a Trump supporter is one of the most hypocritical statements I've seen in a long time. Your incorrect assumptions will not be missed.
I think what the Russians are doing is using social media to fan the flames of discord in America. I don't think they influenced the election, but what they are doing is much more detrimental.
Of course if the Left in America didn't get all of the incredible in depth political insight from Face- Book to begin with ..............................?
Maybe the Russians wouldn't be sitting back laughing at such a display of shallow ideological knowledge , you know ?
That which lost them the elections and will again in november ?
Oh ........ What Blue Wave ?
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