Faking Up The News.

Recently I ran into this story which said that Facebook should pull a video because somebody had altered a video to make Nancy Pelosi sound drunk and thus the video was fake news. The media was rather upset that Facebook would not pull the video forthwith. I first saw the story in the guardian here:
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/may/24/facebook-leaves-fake-nancy-pelosi-video-on-site?fbclid=IwAR2qa_lhUSo9ugd8HIhYL3yuIhCH8MiNoONz1CKi3luGTZp59_cxOZsxNp8

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The Old Media Declares War On New Media

Imagine if you are huge media conglomerate, say the one based in Australia, New Corp. You can see you revenue sources  drying up from some of your media outlets due to the internet and you are at your wits end to change the trend.  Lucky for you, you purchased the most respected business media outlet in the world and It’s fairly easy for you to weaponize that advantage so long a s you don’t really care about your outlet’s credibility.  Apparently New Corp. is willing to sacrifice the Wall St Journal’s credibility on the altar of having to keep a dying business model on life support.

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