See The Fake News FAQ Here
/r/fakenews is for discussing and researching fake news articles, false claims being spread, and also examples of the mainstream media screwing up (so long as there's actual substance).
"During these critical months of the campaign, 20 top-performing false election stories from hoax sites and hyperpartisan blogs generated 8,711,000 shares, reactions, and comments on Facebook."
Fake news is a phenomenon that has morphed into a very powerful political tool during 2016. Fake news exists on a gradient from subtle mainstream news bias to the more blatant social media hoax stories that circulate quickly on the internet.
We're now able to get personalized services like never before. We can stream music and entertainment tailored specifically for our own tastes. It's becoming increasingly true that we can get the information we want tailored to our own world views regardless of how true the information is or how honest the sources are. This subreddit exists to discuss the ramifications of this new reality and confirm or debunk fake news stories. While we may like to think this is a partisan issue everyone should keep in mind that it is not.
The following are examples of things for this subreddit:
- A self-post where you research a fake news story
- An article about the fake news phenomenon
- Request for a fact check/debunk
- Examples of fake news on social media
- Highlighting false claims being spread online
1) Do not violate Reddit's content policy.
2) No posting personal information.
3) Do not incite harassment.
4) Fake news isn't just any news you disagree with.
We don't allow submissions from Infowars.com, RT.com, or dailymail.co.uk. Any submissions from these sites will be removed by the moderators.
Please report any violation of our subreddit rules. In the end, we rely on you, the users, to ensure this subreddit works. If you see something that violates these rules, Please Report It! If you have questions or concerns, please message us via the mod mail.
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