Friday, December 16, 2016

Protecting Americans From Fake News One Click at a Time

With so-called "fake news" being the mantra of the mainstream media since the upset of the 2016 presidential race, I thought that this was an interesting development from my usual perusal of the internet:

While I'm not a huge believer in everything that Alex Jones purveys on his Infowars website, it was surprising to find that attempts were being made to divert traffic from his website.  For your information, I was using the Google Chrome browser on a Mac with Yahoo as my chosen search engine.  If one chose to ignore this rather interesting diversion and clicked on the "here", one would be taken directly to the Infowars website.  As of December 16th, the message had disappeared.

Apparently, Yahoo would rather do the thinking for us in the "new post-fake news era". 

1 comment:

  1. The recent revelations that some or even much of the news we see may be "fake" should not shock us. Confirming that someone else has been less than forthright does not elevate institutions such as the Washington Post, the New York Times, or PBS to a higher level. The article below calls for us to question all we are told or see.