Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, January 09, 2017

[A] growing number of German politicians are deeply concerned that Russia will interfere in their own elections this coming fall, seeking to discredit pro-European Chancellor Angela Merkel as she runs for a fourth term, and strengthen support for the burgeoning populist party Alternative for Germany (AFD). In December, the German Interior Ministry proposed creating a Center of Defense Against Misinformation, to help hunt down and eradicate fake news or other false information from the internet. The ministry has already told political parties to disable bots, technology that automatically shares news, tweets, and Facebook posts, saying those can be easily tricked into distributing propaganda.




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Russia is waging "aggressive and increased cyberspying and cyberoperations that could potentially endanger German government officials, members of parliament and employees of democratic parties," Hans-Georg Maasen, head of Germany's domestic security agency, said.


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The United States makes plans to broadcast Fake News from the White House.

#1 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-01-09 04:54 PM | Reply

The German government is going to decide what is real and what isn't...


I'm pretty sure that's happened before.

#2 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-01-09 04:56 PM | Reply

It's not hard to determine fairly when an entire news site is fake. They have no real contact information, claim a fake street address and often falsely claim to have been in existence for decades. Last year there were fake newspapers claiming to be in Baltimore, Denver and other cities. Their stories bashed Hillary, Democrats, immigrants and Muslims in outlandish ways and were spread widely on social media. Some were even posted here.

#3 | Posted by rcade at 2017-01-09 05:11 PM | Reply

Surely a system such as this would never be abused for political purposes.

Not sure if I can type enough sarcasm into that statement.

#4 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-01-09 05:30 PM | Reply

The Germans must be scared--really sacred. First Britain, maybe soon France falling out of the EU and potentially out of NATO. The US wigging out and looking inward, while wanting to be pals with Putin. Say what you will about the German right-wing, but plenty of folks there know what happened when Russian tanks rolled in from the east in 1945, and also recall what the DDR was like from 1946 until the fall of the Berlin Wall.

It's about 1,000 air miles from Berlin to Moscow, about the same as from New York to Orlando. Germany's moves here are much less about Angela Merkel keeping her job as they are to keep Russian influence out. Stay tuned, this could get hot...

#5 | Posted by catdog at 2017-01-09 05:38 PM | Reply

"Fake News" is news that the establishment media & politicians have censored, mostly because it is counter to their globalist agenda. "Real news" is fake news that the media and establishment pols have blessed.

The leftist elites (the Golden Globe award show were full of them in their Guccis) have always pushed a pro globalist agenda. Note that they use their megaphone to present it to the masses so it masquerades as benevolent. I.E. Look at those racists that want the borders secured, trade that benefits USA, and halting immigration that cuts wages and steals security and your safety net.

They want you subjected to hate crimes and themselves protected. They want your guns too so you are a serf first, citizen second. They make billions with their deprecating entertainment, protected by their own walls and guns. Lastly they want want our nation splintered so they, the moneyed & political elites can buy up the pieces on the cheap while increasing our national debt, as they did in 2008 under the oversight of Rahm, Obama and the Fed.

The left are puppets on their strings.

#6 | Posted by Robson at 2017-01-09 06:22 PM | Reply

So are you going to marry Mr. Blue Impala and graze around with all the other sheep for the rest of your life? ... I'm going to check out of this bourgeois motel, push myself from the dinner table and say, "No more Jell-o for me, mom!" -- Michael Fitzsimmons

#7 | Posted by rcade at 2017-01-09 06:35 PM | Reply

Thde US already allows fake news, it's called FOX. They tried to get into Canada, but they said Nope.


Canada has it right.

#8 | Posted by bat4255 at 2017-01-09 06:41 PM | Reply

As a long time member / poster in HP from their inception, but excluded when they partnered with Facebok, I submit they now are an example of truly biased fake news supplemented with Hollywod garbage and the National Inquirer. Nothing real there except leftist propaganda .

#9 | Posted by Robson at 2017-01-09 07:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It is a problem. Reality slants left, so the right has to create their own reality.

#10 | Posted by Jasper at 2017-01-09 10:03 PM | Reply

Fake News is what the German government is ordering their media to report. German news agencies are verboten from reporting on skyrocketing crime rates committed by Islamic immigrants.

#11 | Posted by WhiteDevil at 2017-01-10 12:57 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

So basically they want to censor the internet and fine anybody who doesn't remove content unapproved by the government out of virtual existence.

#12 | Posted by sentinel at 2017-01-10 01:16 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Serious Question:

The Liberal networks Failed to report hillary's poll numbers accuratly. The misinformation created by them was WILDLY inaccurate at best.


Liberal dimocrats still site the MSM as a credible news source even after being LIED to... WHY ???

i know i'm all alone here but that is what i call FAKE NEWS ...

#13 | Posted by ATaxpayer at 2017-01-10 09:30 AM | Reply

poster in HP from their inception, but excluded when they partnered with Facebok


You have to post within their Narrative another fine example of FAKE NEWS.

#14 | Posted by ATaxpayer at 2017-01-10 09:36 AM | Reply

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