An Australian university has unearthed millions of Tweets by fake accounts pushing disinformation on the Ukraine war, Peter Cronau reports. The sample size dwarfs other studies of covert propaganda about the war on social media.
Kenny is such a lazy journalist he says anything for effect. He claimed Nauru detention centre was a tropical “holiday resort” he’d happily take his family to. He didn’t even apply for permission to do so. Big mouth small foot always deep in it.
But the IPA warriors might have saved their outrage for another day if they had just read the fine print. It was not the content of their ad that was the problem.
Facebook’s rules require ads which have political content to carry a “disclaimer, disclosure and ad labelling”. From the Heart, the campaign for the voice to parliament, had an ad removed earlier for the same reason.
Trump whined on Truth Social about the right-leaning tabloid’s “obnoxious reporter” and her dispatch on his rally’s visibly less-than-sold-out attendance.
The right-leaning tabloid wholesale excised several paragraphs from the story without any editor’s note or update and the reporter’s name was removed and replaced with a generic “DailyMail.com Staff Reporter” byline. The headline was also completely changed to a more neutral framing of Trump’s event.
Clearer is that the Murdoch’s were always front and center of this globally. They fled to America where the laws and market were much more lax after Rupert’s almost jailing in the UK.
It’s clear the misinformation tactics so readily employed by conservatives for the last decade or so are found to be wanting when held up to scrutiny. Over the years, numerous trends in the USA make their way over to this side of the Pacific relatively quickly – let’s hope holding peddlers of misinformation to account ‘flies across the Pacific’ quickly.The demise of misinformation – » The Australian Independent Media Network
In response to recent reporting that former President Donald Trump was illegally in possession of classified material – including nuclear secrets – at his Mar-a-Lago resort, Fox News hosts and Trump himself lied that his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, had also kept millions of government documents in his possession. After Trump and his right-wing media allies promoted these lies, the National Archives and Records Administration released a statement refuting them.The National Archives debunked Fox and Trump’s lies about Obama’s handling of classified documents | Media Matters for America
How naive is this analysis given Murdoch’s spread and history. Has there been any noticeable movement on Fox News that he’s turned his back on Trump?
July 24, 2022This is what it looks like when Rupert Murdoch decides that Donald Trump isn’t going to be the Republican nominee in 2024. Both the NY Post and the Wall Street Journal ran editorials condemning Trump for his actions and inaction on January 6 in the span of a few minutes of each other.Rupert Murdoch Dumps Trump For Good In The Span Of 73 Minutes | Crooks and Liars
Murdoch media isn’t just a fake News Corporation by what it reports but also by what it omits. It collects ratings from fake, and no news alike which they onsell to moneyed interests. That’s private and political interests alike to misguide the public while calling it information.
Can advertisers sell a product as crudely and in that way? Is there any public obligation in America to sell truth or is that only in a courtroom with its bible? It appears there’s none as even the courts, and the very highest in the land, can be bought.
Of great interest will be the outcome of Murdoch vs Dominion voting machines for the current future of American News and the current ongoing sale of press propaganda.
Fox, by shielding its viewers from the information the committee details, is continuing its complicity in Trump’s effort to subvert the election and the resulting mob attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Rightwing networks Fox News, OAN and Newsmax could be found liable in cases brought by voting machine company Dominion
In the months following the 2020 US presidential election, rightwing TV news in America was a wild west, an apparently lawless free-for-all where conspiracy theories about voting machines, ballot-stuffed suitcases and dead Venezuelan leaders were repeated to viewers around the clock.
There seemed to be little consequence for peddling the most outrageous ideas on primetime.
But now, unfortunately for Fox News, One America News Network (OAN), and Newsmax, it turns out that this brave, new world wasn’t free from legal jurisdiction – with the three networks now facing billion-dollar lawsuits as a result of their baseless accusations.
Morrison calls France, America and Albanese and all verified and consistent reports liars and fake news. Just how like TRUMP is he?
Mr Morrison denied the veracity of the report, saying the government “absolutely complied with all of the issues that needed to be addressed in forming that partnership”. “We understood absolutely what the requirements were and we met them 100 per cent,” he said on Monday.
Presented as largesse and generosity on the part of the LNP it is in fact nothing of the sort. All that has happened is that the L-NP has given back less than what they took away in the first place. When they illegally failed to fund “our” ABC. If they win this unwinnable election they will return to that regular practice of shredding and neutering the ABC from auditing commenting on their governance for us. Lets no forget Abbott promised, “no cuts” then simply cut Aunty’s budget. Morrison the spin doctor called it an “efficiency review”. He doesn’t lie does he just rearranges the language? This ” faux win” is returning the ABC to behind where it should have been 3 Years ago. If the L-NP win it will be taken away again and our ABC will continue to be shackled in PUNISHMENT PARK. There is only one true Democratic Party in a Capitalist system run by Oligarchs and currently they are in opposition a vote for the ALP is a step to a better Democracy.
The ABC’s $3.3 billion in funding includes $45.8 million under its Enhanced News Gathering program for journalism in regional communities. This is an increase of $87.2 million over the current triennium. The indexation freeze – which was in place for three years and was blamed for widespread cuts to programming and redundancies in 2020 – will be lifted. The funding boost comes despite a souring in the relationship between the federal government and the ABC last year due to multiple lawsuits and an attempt by Liberal Senator Andrew Bragg to launch an inquiry into the broadcaster’s complaints handling system.
Fake Product allowed for Sale in America called the “News”
When Chris Wallace abruptly announced that he was leaving Fox News after 18 years, it was the final nail in the coffin for “fact-based reporting” at the network. The purpose of Fox’s “straight news” division was ostensibly separate from the opinion side of the network – where Fox’s most popular content comes from commentators like Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham, and Sean Hannity. The illusion of “straight news” at Fox disappeared as personalities like Bret Baier, Martha MacCallum, Harris Faulkner, and Bill Hemmer spent 2021 spreading conspiracy theories, promoting misinformation, and minimizing the seriousness of COVID-19 while undermining vaccines.
Fake News, Fake Product is sold as News which you Pay for when buying Murdoch Media. The ACCC turns it’s back as does the APC. MSM Fake News is coupled with promoting and praising a Party and its political donor’s interests. Morrison is given an “A” for his “work” of not holding the hose in 2021. It’s Australia’s Shame
“The job snobs who refuse to work,” screamed the headline on page one of the Daily Telegraph. On social media the claims were even more dramatic: “Job snobs snub $100k bar work”. “Young Australians should have their welfare cut to force them off the sofa and into hospitality jobs, industry figures say,” the Tele reported. But inside Murdoch’s Sydney tabloid there was no evidence of a job offering $100,000 for bar work, no “job snobs” and no “industry figures” calling for an end to the dole. There were, however, two politicians happy to prop up the Tele’s dole-bashing article.
Murdoch continues to provide human garbage with a platform to spread his filth
Trump said, “We have hundreds of thousands of people coming in from Haiti.” That’s a lie. He continued, “Haiti has a tremendous AIDS problem. AIDS is a step beyond. AIDS is a real bad problem. So hundreds of thousands of people are coming into our country and if you look at the stats, you look at the numbers. Just take a look what’s happening in Haiti. A tremendous problem with AIDS.” What stats and numbers is he quoting? The Russian Trump Tower memos? Does Trump believe a person catches AIDS from a handshake or a cough? “Many of those people probably will have AIDS, and they’re coming into our country, and we don’t do anything about it. We let everybody come in. Sean, it’s like in a death wish. It’s like a death wish for our country!” What a garbage human being Donald Traitor Trump is.
Hannity immediately changed the subject.
The Fox correspondent claimed to have reached out to the FAA for clarification on the reason for the flight restriction. However, the FAA directly contradicted Fox News’ story. An FAA spokesperson told Media Matters, “FOX News never reached out to the FAA’s press office yesterday at any point. The first contact between FOX News and the FAA was after the FAA press office saw the report. A statement was sent about an hour after the report aired.” Nevertheless, Fox immediately began weaving a conspiracy theory that the FAA is “trying to keep Fox News from covering what is happening” at the Texas bridge:
When Fox News turned to Bret Baier for comment shortly after the conclusion of Tuesday’s hearing of the House select committee investigating the January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump rioters, the network’s chief political anchor was adamant that it would be impossible for anyone to downplay the devastating testimony heard that day. Over the previous several hours, four police officers had described in searing detail how they had risked their lives defending Congress from a violent, bigoted throng that sought to halt the counting of electoral votes formalizing President Joe Biden’s election. “If you were watching, you saw compelling, at times damning, emotional testimony from these four officers who fought the line to try to protect the Capitol and the lawmakers inside,” Baier said. Highlighting the officers’ descriptions of how they “fought to hold on to their lives,” he added that while Republicans are trying to argue that the investigation is politically motivated, “you can’t watch the testimony and say that’s not a big deal.”
A debunked conspiracy theory linked to former Trump White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and his billionaire benefactor, Guo Wengui, was picked up by Murdoch-owned Australian news media and eventually landed on five Fox News shows — where it even reached the ears of a member of the U.S. Senate.
What’s missing is the the UK in identifying the award accurately. Australia Day Awards are awarded to Australians which Murdoch isn’t. They aren’t awarded by foreign organizations intending to boost the image of foreigners. Particularly when the title of the said organization is a false flag. (ODT)
Rupert Murdoch has accused social media platforms of creating an ideologically driven atmosphere of conformity, garnering applause as well as accusations that his vast media empire is guilty of the same crime. In a pre-recorded acceptance speech thanking the Australia Day Foundation for honoring him with a lifetime achievement award, the Fox News owner expressed dismay over a “wave of censorship that seeks to silence conversation, to stifle debate and ultimately stop individuals and societies from realizing their potential.”After Rupert Murdoch slams ‘woke orthodoxy’ & social media censorship, critics lambast tycoon’s own ‘malign influence’ — RT World News
Bill Sammon, senior vice president and managing editor at Fox’s Washington bureau, announced his retirement to staff members on Monday. On Tuesday, as part of a restructuring of Fox’s digital operations, politics editor Chris Stirewalt was let go.Two Fox News executives out after Arizona election night call
In the run-up to the insurrection, Quinnipiac found that 77 percent of Republicans believed there was widespread fraud in the presidential election. They bought into the absurdities spread by Trump and his enablers in right-wing media. That is what fueled the atrocity of an insurrection. And still…the lies continue.The Impeachment of Donald Trump Is Necessary, But Insufficient | Washington Monthly
Right-wing grifter James O’Keefe and his organization Project Veritas — along with its more political arm Project Veritas Action — are known for infiltrating progressive organizations, campaigns, and nonpartisan institutions and heavily editing recorded undercover footage to allege wrongdoing. In 2020, in a repeat of their efforts from past election seasons, O’Keefe and his group tried to spread various narratives about supposed voter fraud through dozens of videos released before and after the presidential election. Most of these claims were debunked quickly, but not before they were picked up by right-wing media and viewed millions of times on Twitter and YouTube.James O’Keefe and Project Veritas spent 2020 trying to undermine the election. They failed. | Media Matters for America
In the nine days after Fox News declared Joe Biden the president-elect, the network has cast doubt on or pushed conspiracy theories about the election results at least 574 times — 208 times on Fox’s “straight news” shows and 366 times on its opinion shows.Fox News has cast doubt on or pushed conspiracy theories about the election results nearly 600 times | Media Matters for America
Fox executives have lined up behind Carlson before. Lachlan Murdoch reportedly gave personal support to Carlson after he went on an anti-immigrant rant in 2018. The Murdoch family knows exactly what Carlson stands for, and it’s exactly what they want the Fox brand to stand for.
Carlson has long been billed by Fox as a member of the network’s “entertainment” side. In September, a federal judge wrote, quoting Fox lawyers, that Carlson’s show “is not ‘stating actual facts’ about the topics he discusses and is instead engaging in ‘exaggeration’ and ‘non-literal commentary.'” U.S. District Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil found that no “reasonable viewer” would take Carlson seriously.Fox executives have decided to give you more Tucker Carlson | Media Matters for America
It was interesting to see that, albeit belatedly, the American media started to stop giving Trump opportunities to spew out his lies across the country and beyond.The importance of regulating disinformation and ‘fake news’
Something needs to change or we may be headed toward Rudd’s dystopian vision of an American-style media and social hellscape — and who knows what else.Australia needs to give life support to Australia’s media sector
How overlapping false claims about the wildfires ricocheted around conservative social media thanks to a bogus story from Russia.Right-Wing Conspiracists Linked Antifa to the Wildfires. Then They Got a Big Boost from Russian Media. – Mother Jones
The presidential election is just 56 days away, and as Donald Trump struggles to gain ground in key states, he is increasingly relying on deceptively altered media to bend reality in his favor.
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President Donald Trump over the weekend used his massive platform on Twitter to again spread the outrageous and unsupported insinuation that Joe Scarborough — one of his most vocal critics on TV —murdered someone.