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Old 04-22-2017, 04:32 PM
 
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A study by Oxford University found that up to 1 out of every 4 stories circulating in French social media on the eve of the French National Election are bogus.

Sounds vaguely familiar for some reason.

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"Researchers from Oxford University found up to a quarter of the political links shared on Twitter in France were based on misinformation. They were identified as deliberately false and expressed ‘ideologically extreme, hyper-partisan or conspiratorial’ views with logical flaws and opinions presented as facts.”

French social media awash with fake news stories from sources
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Old 04-23-2017, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Cape Cod
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That does sound familiar. It seems that the French people are just as gullible as Americans in that they can be swayed by a soundbite or headline.

Actually Facts? Who has time for Facts? We vote on emotion.
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Old 04-23-2017, 08:58 AM
 
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According to our msm this election "could send shockwaves around the world" ... now why is that msm? If a bend over culturally suicidal idiot wins it would not send shockwaves? That would be the shock. The left is outta control with misleading bias news. Facebook removed 30k conservative accounts in France recently to sway this.
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Old 04-23-2017, 01:24 PM
 
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A study by Oxford University found that up to 1 out of every 4 stories circulating in French social media on the eve of the French National Election are bogus.

Sounds vaguely familiar for some reason.




French social media awash with fake news stories from sources
I was just listening to French commentators and they said this isn't an Americanized campaign, they said they talk about the important issues.
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Old 04-24-2017, 09:26 PM
 
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A study by Oxford University found that up to 1 out of every 4 stories circulating in French social media on the eve of the French National Election are bogus.

Sounds vaguely familiar for some reason.

French social media awash with fake news stories from sources
Why is this news? The internet has a high percentage of BS on just about every subject. Why would anyone expect politics be any different. When it comes to freedom of opinion and freedom of speech, you take the bad with the good -- unless you are a closet fascist.
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Old 04-25-2017, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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The Kremlin


Our new reality. Only fools and rubes will vote on pure emotion. We must all be researching facts and nothing but facts. Lets hope Europe has learned from our mistake.
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Old 04-25-2017, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Florida
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French Social Media Awash With Fake News As Election Nears
Sounds familiar.

Ah, that's right, like Trump in US, France also has a Russian puppet in the race, so they'll do anything help.
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Old 04-27-2017, 09:14 PM
 
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Anti-Trumpers believe the Russians are behind every loss, it couldn't possibly be them special snowflakes...
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