60 Minutes Fake News Investigation is Fake News

Published on Mar 26, 2017

CBS 60 Minutes aired an investigation into fake news which was mostly fake news itself. The “fake news” scare was drummed up immediately after the election as an excuse to censor and shut down alternative media outlets. Media analyst Mark Dice has the story.

Shelly Rowland

It’s not their fault! The Russians hacked 60 minutes to make liberals look stupid! That’ll be their next excuse…
Woe Is Me

We all know what fake news is; CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, ABC, NY TIMES, WASH POST, BUZZFEED, HUFF POST, LA TIMES, GOOGLE, FACEBOOK, TWITTER….ETC….ETC……ETC
Col. Brown

Hell yeah Fox should be included. Conservatives are being dishonest when they say Fox isn’t biased or is somehow more nationalist than other media.
Fark Googol

The “Fake News” narrative was invented to protect Hillary by getting people to dismiss news outlets that were reporting WikiLeaks revelations. The big corporate media that were in her back pocket sure as hell weren’t going to report any of it.
fran ladis

CBS = Command By Soros, Cry Babies Snowflakes
DZ. KNUTZ

TRUMP TRAIN!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!
I SHOT HURAMBEEE

Putin’s goons forced me to vote for Trump at gunpoint. Fearing for my life i complied
Neflyte

LOL. Fake news doing an expose’ on FAKE NEWS.

 

CONGRESS SCRAMBLES TO PROTECT THE CIA

Deep state being protected by globalist politicians

Jon Bowne | Infowars.com – MARCH 17, 2017

It didn’t take long for the deep state to put its full weight into the counteroffensive needed to offset the damage to public trust after Wikileaks exposed catastrophic levels of the CIA’s cyber warfare arsenal.

Obama And Soros Are Launching A Violent Revolution In America

Katie Secouler

Get rid of CIA, NSA, FBI, and all these crooked people….we lose our freedoms…privacy, speech and the right to bear arms….9/11 was an inside job
K Owens

What concerns me is the fact they care about leaking truths more than they care about the criminal activities that led to someone leaking the truths. No criminal activity=no leaks. Don’t they get it?
GDShenanigans

I’m not sure true change will ever happen.  It honestly feels like we’re too far gone and they have too much control and resources.  They can choose to ignore whatever they want and most people are too braindead to care.
Sablon76

The CIA are history! There will be no defending them once everything comes out, they will be hunted down, cut down and closed down!
Anne Taylor

How do we know the Russians did it? Since the CIA can leave the impression that anyone else “did it” other than the CIA (NSA, FBI etc…)
Bob A

How did it come to be that Britain’s GCHQ intel organization has 24/7/365 access to NSA raw data on americans?
J Gillespie

Wikileaks Wikileaks WikiLeaks the loser government’s trying to take out Roger Stone that failed WikiLeaks WikiLeaks WikiLeaks it’s going to take down this pedo government
Eric R

i agree about keeping the FBI. the other alphabet agencies can suck it. And by the way: God bless Russia, its people and Putin!
Judith Williams

HECK WHAT WE NEED TO REPLACE IS CONGRESS AND SENATE these CROOKED PEOPLE THAT WE HAVE ELECTED ON THEIR LIES, FIGHT HARDER AGAINST AMERICANS THAN ANYONE I KNOW CHIVAS AND GOWDY ABOUT THE ONLY TWO HONORABLE ONES I SEE THUS FAR RYAN AND MCCAIN IS UNREAL WHAT TOTAL SCUM PLUS EVERY LAST DEMO CRUD

Google Adds Tool to Flag ‘Offensive’ Search Results

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By Breitbart Tech

NEW YORK (AP) — Google is now directing its review teams to flag content that might come across as upsetting or offensive in search results.

The review teams – comprised of contractors known as “quality raters” – already comb through websites and other content to flag questionable items such as pornography. Google added a new category, “upsetting-offensive,” in its guidelines for quality raters. For example, content with “racial slurs or extremely offensive terminology” could now get flagged as such.

While flagging something doesn’t directly affect the search results themselves, it’s used to tweak the company’s software so that better content ranks higher.

Google declined to comment on the changes, which were reported in the blog Search Engine Land and elsewhere.

SHARIA STATE: Germany plans to fine social media sites over “hate speech” and “fake news”

By Pamela Geller

Freedom of speech is the foundation of a free society. Without it, a tyrant can wreak havoc unopposed, while his opponents are silenced. Putting up with being offended is essential in a pluralistic society in which people differ on basic truths. If a group will not bear being offended without resorting to violence, that group will rule unopposed while everyone else lives in fear, while other groups curtail their activities to appease the violent group. This results in the violent group being able to tyrannize the others.

Germany’s justice minister is proposing fines of up to 50 million euros ($53 million) for social networking sites that fail to swiftly remove illegal content, such as hate speech or defamatory “fake news.”

Among Germany’s political establishment, there is concern that fake news and racist content on social media could influence public opinion in this year’s election campaign. The government, however, would have to move very quickly if it wants to get the law passed before campaigning for the September election begins.

In a bid to further move to enforce sharia restriction on speech in Germany, German politicians seek to impose enormous fines on social media companies where we exchange our ideas and opinions. Thought crimes. Who will decide what’s good and what’s forbidden? Adolf Hitler took similar actions against the freedom of speech when he came to power.

Merkel and her increasingly fascist party will lose in the upcoming election. In order to turn the tide, she must silence her critics and the truth about the catastrophic consequences of her disastrous migration policies.

“Fake news” is any news stories the left does not want you to hear. And “racist content” is anything critical of Islam (even though Islam is not a race). Islamo-fascism on the march in Germany.

GERMANY PLANS TO FINE SOCIAL MEDIA SITES OVER HATE SPEECH

By Eric Auchard and Hans-Edzard Busemann | BERLIN, Reuters, March

Germany plans a new law calling for social networks like Facebook (FB.O) to remove slanderous or threatening online postings quickly or face fines of up to 50 million euros ($53 mln).

“This (draft law) sets out binding standards for the way operators of social networks deal with complaints and obliges them to delete criminal content,” Justice Minister Heiko Maas said in a statement announcing the planned legislation on Tuesday.

Failure to comply could see a social media company fined up to 50 million euros, and the company’s chief representative in Germany fined up to 5 million euros.

Germany already has some of the world’s toughest hate speech laws covering defamation, slander, public incitement to commit crimes and threats of violence, backed up by prison sentences for Holocaust denial or inciting hatred against minorities. It now aims to update these rules for the social media age.

The issue has taken on more urgency amid concern about the spread of fake news and racist content on social media, which often targets more than 1 million migrants who arrived in Germany in the last two years, as well as members of the Jewish community.

The Central Council of Jews in Germany welcomed the new law.

“We do not want an internet police or thought control,” the council’s president, Josef Schuster, said. “But when hatred is stoked, and the legal norms in our democracy threaten to lose their relevance, then we need to intervene.”

In late 2015, Germany pressed Facebook, Twitter (TWTR.N) and Google’s (GOOGL.O) YouTube to sign up to a code of conduct, which included a pledge to delete hate speech from their websites within 24 hours.

The draft rules would turn the code of conduct into legal obligations to delete or remove illegal content, to report regularly on the volume of filed complaints and they also demand that sites make it easier for users to complain about offensive content.

RUSH TO RESPOND

A survey by the justice ministry’s youth protection agency, released on Tuesday, found that YouTube was able to remove around 90 percent of illegal postings within a week, while Facebook deleted or blocked just 39 percent of content deemed criminal under the law and Twitter only 1 percent.

Social networks have raced to improve technology and user feedback on their sites to detect and remove abusive content.

“The draft law has only just been announced and we are analyzing the details now,” a YouTube spokesman said in a statement. “We will continue to improve our systems to ensure that illegal hate speech is dealt with quickly.”

Twitter declined to comment on the proposed law.

It has responded in recent months with automated tools to identify profiles engaging in abusive behavior, new filtering options to screen out anonymous profiles or to block offensive content, and by responding directly to user complaints.

Facebook was not immediately available to comment on the draft law, elements of which had been signaled previously.

In January, Facebook announced a partnership with German third-party fact-checking organization Correctiv, promising to update its social media platforms in Germany “within weeks” to reduce the dissemination of fake news (reut.rs/2lWDufg).

Maas and other members of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling coalition have called for social networks to be held to higher content standards demanded of media broadcasters instead of hands-off rules applied to telecom operators.

Among Germany’s political establishment, there is concern that fake news and racist content on social media could influence public opinion in this year’s election campaign. The government, however, would have to move very quickly if it wants to get the law passed before campaigning for the September election begins.

(Reporting by Hans-Edzard Busemann and Edward Taylor; Writing by Madeline Chambers and Eric Auchard Editing by Jane Merriman and Susan Fenton)

#Vault7: Key revelations from WikiLeaks’ release of CIA hacking tools

Bombshell claims by WikiLeaks that the CIA actively developed “hacking tools” to compromise billions of everyday electronic devices, only to then lose control of the techniques, has stunned the cyber community.

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On March 7, WikiLeaks released documents leaked from a “high security” network within the CIA. The files, dubbed “Vault 7,” have been described by the whistleblowing site as the “largest ever publication of confidential documents” on the CIA.

READ MORE: Apple, Samsung, Microsoft: WikiLeaks blows lid on scale of CIA’s #Vault7 hacking arsenal 

The documents purportedly hold details about the agency’s capabilities to tap into smartphones, televisions and messaging apps, even before encryption has been applied.

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The CIA has refused to comment on the authenticity of the documents and the source of the leak has not been revealed. However, the incident has reignited fears about whether privacy can ever truly be guarded in the modern world.

Here’s what you need to know about the Vault 7 release:

– A treasure trove of spy material 

WikiLeaks said the release is just 1 percent of the Vault 7 documents it has obtained. The first leak contains approximately 8,761 files and millions of codes, which allegedly originate from a CIA center in Langley, Virginia and date from 2013 to 2016.

The details provided so far by WikiLeaks read like a program hell-bent on gathering information that could be used to exploit security vulnerabilities in tech made by some of the world’s biggest manufacturers.

READ MORE: Amazon Echo shuts down over CIA #Vault7 connection query (VIDEO)

According to the leaks, malicious software capable of leaving false author fingerprints may also have been developed by the CIA, in order to pin the blame of global hacks on different nations.

“The technology is designed to be unaccountable, it’s designed to be untraceable, it’s designed to hide itself,” Assange said of the spy material. “It’s designed to throw off people looking to see where there are fingerprints that might demonstrate who authored that technology.”

READ MORE: Malware expert says ‘fingerprint’ switch shows past attacks blamed on Russia, China are work of CIA

– CIA ‘hacking arsenal’

Labelled a “hacking arsenal”by WikiLeaks, the documents offer information about a CIA Engineering Development Group (EDG) tasked with developing a “global covert hacking program.” The program includes ways to gather “geolocation, audio and text communications” from phones without people’s knowledge.

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The leaks also state the CIA created malware and trojans to allow hackers to covertly take over computers. To date, Apple’s iOS operating system, Google’s Android phones, Telegram, WhatsApp and Microsoft Windows programs are said to have been targets.

The top selling television brand in 2015, Samsung, was also subject to the surreptitious advances by the CIA, according to WikiLeaks. The company’s smart television device was reportedly earmarked for a fake “off-mode” hack, through which audio could be secretly recorded.

READ MORE: WikiLeaks will give tech companies exclusive access to CIA #Vault7 hacking tools – Assange (VIDEO)

– Assange offers to coach companies on CIA tactics

In a livestream Thursday, Assange said WikiLeaks is prepared to offer its technical expertise to companies that have suffered “billions of dollars of damage” as a result of nation-state hacking.

“We have decided to work with them, to give them some exclusive access to some of the technical details we have, so that fixes can be pushed out,” he said.

Tech firms such as Samsung and Apple have since moved to allay customers’ fears, although company concern over unknown software vulnerabilities is palpable. “While our initial analysis indicates that many of the issues today were already patched in the latest iOS, we will continue work to rapidly address any identified vulnerabilities,” Apple said.

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Samsung said: “Protecting consumers’ privacy and the security of our devices is a top priority,” and added, “We are aware of the report in question and are urgently looking into the matter.”

Google says it is confident that its security updates have patched areas open to exploitation. However, it is continuing to carry out an investigation into their concerns. “Our analysis is ongoing and we will implement any further necessary protections,” the search engine giant told Recode.

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Meanwhile, Microsoft told CNET that customers using Windows 10 are safe from “dated” vulnerabilities, saying: “We take security issues very seriously and are continuing a deeper analysis to determine if additional steps are necessary.”

Telegram, the encrypted messaging service, pointed out that it is up to the device and operating system manufacturers to plug gaps open to prying intelligence agencies. It added: “The tools from ‘Vault 7’ are like a map of [secret] tunnels. Now that device and OS manufacturers like Apple and Google will get this map, they can start filling in the holes and boarding up the passages.”

– Digital Geneva Convention 

Outside of a scramble to secure products and maintain consumer trust, the WikiLeaks revelations have led to more broad suggestions on how to stem seemingly runaway government surveillance.

One such idea has been a so-called “Digital Geneva Convention,” mooted by Microsoft president Brad Smith in February and then promoted by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during a Vault 7 video stream.

The concept would most likely be symbolic and a benchmark for government cyber activities.

Microsoft’s vision of such a global consensus involves tech companies and private sector businesses being out of bounds for nation-state hacking. It also states that any cyber weapons developed by governments would not be “reusable.”

WikiLeaks will give tech companies exclusive access to CIA hacking tools – Assange

WikiLeaks will give tech companies which suffered “billions of dollars of damage” when hacked by the CIA “exclusive access” to its technical expertise, founder Julian Assange revealed at a press conference.

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READ MORE: WikiLeaks says just 1% of #Vault7 covert documents released so far

Speaking in a livestream Thursday, Assange said the leaked information originated from an isolated computer, separated from others in the network, at CIA headquarters in Virginia. He described the loss of the information as a “historic act of devastating incompetence.”

Assange questioned whether the loss of the information was known to former US President Barack Obama and current president Donald Trump before being revealed by WikiLeaks. He also questioned if the loss had been shared with companies such as Apple and Google, which were made vulnerable by it.

“WikiLeaks has a lot more information,” Assange said, adding that “we have decided to work with them, to give them some exclusive access to some of the technical details we have, so that fixes can be pushed out.”

“Once this material is effectively disarmed we will publish additional details about what has been occurring,” Assange added.

“Potentially billions of dollars of damage” has been done by the CIA to tech companies, Assange said, adding trust has been damaged by the revelations, in both the US government and US exports. He later added that some of the fixes to devices exposed as vulnerable by the leak would be quickly fixed but others, including smart TVs, would be more difficult and take longer to fix.

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 Answering a question that he admitted came from himself, Assange said WikiLeaks “fights for the rights of publishers, sources and media accuracy” and that the cyber weapon details being published were used to investigate journalists. “We want to secure communications technology because without communications technology journalists cannot hold the state to account,” Assange said.

CNN asked whether it was legal for the CIA to do this, per US law, provided the hacking techniques are used overseas.

“It is an unusual time in the United States to see an intelligence agency so heavily involved in domestic politics,” Assange said, when asked if the CIA was experiencing turmoil within its ranks.

When questioned about redactions, Assange said 78,000 pieces of information were withheld, consisting of IP addresses of both target and attack machines. The IPs will be investigated and identified before the redaction is removed.

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Assange said further material to be released would be recent but would not identify a time from which it came. He said WikiLeaks have more material on the “throwing off” mechanism used by the hacks to cover their traces. Tuesday’s leak revealed details of the CIA’s ability to hide its own hacking fingerprint and attribute it to others.

When asked about Donald Trump’s accusations that he was hacked, Assange said “this material does not comment on whether this was done to President Trump” but warned that Trump’s communications were vulnerable to being monitored if done on smartphones, as exemplified by the revelations from ‘Vault 7.’

Assange said ‘Vault 7’ contained too much work for WikiLeaks to do on its own. He said the latest leak has a number of exploits of code that it needs to disarm before it can be published, rendering it useless to “cyber mafia.” He did not give details on when it would be published.

RT submitted some questions to WikiLeaks on Twitter ahead of the press conference:

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When asked by ABC if he had ever been paid by either the Russian government or RT he answered “No, but quite interesting to see ABC taking that line.” Criticising mainstream media, Assange described it as a “pretty sad question” which tried to divert from the publication of the CIA’s documents.