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Discussion > Élections Français

It isn't a spoof!

Google and Facebook will be working with the mainstream media to tell voters “what and who to trust”, including “memes, comment threads and news sites”, in the lead up to the French elections.
The two Tech giants, who have been accused of a “liberal bias”, will set up the “coalition news verification project” with 37 French and international media outlets including the BBC, AFP (Agence France-Presse), and BuzzFeed News.
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“With combined expertise from across media and technology, CrossCheck aims to ensure hoaxes, rumours and false claims are swiftly debunked, and misleading or confusing stories are accurately reported,” Google said.

Breitbart: ‘Fake News’: BBC, AFP, Google, Facebook Collude to Tell Voters ‘Who to Trust’ in French Election

Mar 2, 2017 at 3:08 PM | Registered CommenterRobert Christopher

Can we afford to put the screen on the fourth wall? It would be nice to be surrounded by certainty.
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Mar 2, 2017 at 3:24 PM | Unregistered Commenterkim

Mar 2, 2017 at 3:24 PM BY kim
An excuse to quote one of my favourite quotes from the Brexit campaign, by Kate Hoey:

The price of true freedom is uncertainty, the price of certainty is a form of servitude, and we need to set our country free from that future servitude.

Mar 2, 2017 at 4:40 PM | Registered CommenterRobert Christopher

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? is a Latin phrase found in the work of the Roman poet Juvenal from his Satires (Satire VI, lines 347–348). It is literally translated as "Who will guard the guards themselves?", though it is also known by variant translations. Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? - Wikipedia


The price of true freedom is uncertainty, the price of certainty is a form of servitude, and we need to set our country free from that future servitude.

Mar 2, 2017 at 4:40 PM | Robert Christopher

Do we know what Google and Facebook have done, to justify appointing themselves to a position of trust?

Mar 2, 2017 at 5:47 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

golf charlie
I've been puzzled since the creation of both organisations that people seem to be surprised that these and other similar organisations have an agenda. Everyone, without exception, has an agenda.

It's interesting talking to our old timer French neighbours in general none of them know who to vote for. Although we've said that if they want to get rid of us then voting Le Pen is a good plan, if they want us to stay then voting someone else and hoping for reciprocal arrangements is a the best plan.

Mar 3, 2017 at 3:27 PM | Unregistered CommenterSandyS