Internet giants proposed new regulations to crack down on content this week.
This comes one week after Hillary Clinton suffered a stunning loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.
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Google, Facebook and Twitter announced changes this week.
Both Facebook and Google have announced that they are curbing the searchability of phony news across their platforms.
Google said they would stop fake and misleading websites from utilizing the company’s ad-selling software, stopping their revenue.
Twitter also announced Tuesday that it would update its “mute” function for users to hide content they do not want to see.
Now we have a rough idea who they are going to target…
A far left professor has compiled a list of “fake and misleading” news websites.
From his report—
False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and/or Satirical “News” Sources
Disclaimer 1: All of the contents in this document reflect the opinion of the author and are for educational purposes only. This resource was split into categories around 8:00pm EST on 11/15/16.
CATEGORY 1: Below is a list of fake, false, or regularly misleading websites that are shared on Facebook and social media. Some of these websites may rely on “outrage” by using distorted headlines and decontextualized or dubious information in order to generate likes, shares, and profits. These websites are categorized with the number 1 next to them.
CATEGORY 2: Some websites on this list may circulate misleading and/or potentially unreliable information, and they are marked with a 2.
CATEGORY 3: Other websites on this list sometimes use clickbait-y headlines and social media descriptions, and they are marked with a 3.
CATEGORY 4: Other sources on this list are purposefully fake with the intent of satire/comedy, which can offer important critical commentary on politics and society, but have the potential to be shared as actual/literal news. I’m including them here, for now, because 1.) they have the potential to perpetuate misinformation based on different audience (mis)interpretations and 2.) to make sure anyone who reads a story by The Onion, for example, understands its purpose. If you think this is unnecessary, please see Literally Unbelievable.
Here is the list— Notice the prominent conservative websites on the list, including: Breitbart, Infowars, Twitchy, The Blaze, Bizpac Review, etc.