How Google and MSM Use “Fact Checkers” to Flood Us with Fake Claims

The Left implemented a novel technique of the Big Lie that I will call a Flooding Fake here.  This technique was especially widely used by climate alarmism.  This is what it looks like:

  1. An important figure or organization on the Left is caught doing something wrong, saying something outrageous, or blatantly lying.
  2. The Left injects into public discourse an absolutely fake, but believable, account of this action and immediately “debunks” this account.
  3. The fake narrative is accepted by the public as truth because the public knows that something similar has happened.  The immediate debunking is rejected as a cover-up attempt.
  4. Later, when people accuse the original wrongdoer they use elements of the fake narrative.  This is when “fact checkers” jump on them.  Fake news networks accuse honest statesmen and commentators of spreading fake news.  The liberals’ conviction that the conservatives are stupid and uninformed gets deeper.  Google buries honest pieces far from public sight.  Facebook tries to prevent their sharing.  Leftist politicians cry that they lost elections because of fake news.
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  • Millie_Woods

    Don’t forget Wikipedia. They were pioneers in the field of fake news and blocking inconvenient truths.

    • barryjr

      About 10 years ago we got a note from school, our kids were in middle school, that said any paper using Wikipedia as a source would get an automatic fail due to the unverified information there.

  • simus1

    The MSM scary ghost stories about everyday situational “dangers” that aren’t serve a similar distracting from reality function. NatGeo is one of the top masters of the genre.

  • barryjr

    Snopes proved their unreliability and stupidity when they fact checked Peoplescube, claiming that the site was fake news. Any intelligent person could have fact checked Peoplescube by going to the homepage and seeing the claim that they are a satirical site right there. For snopes to waste their time and effort and then proudly trumpet their “discovery” of fake news on a self confessed satire site proves what a worthless POS they are and how desperate for the big boys to like them.