Fake news and disinformation causing ‘democratic crisis’ say MPs

Revelations about the extent of Russian interference in foreign elections – including hacking and disinformation are just the tip of the iceberg, according to a report from MPs. The DCMS select committee said Britain is facing a “crisis in our democracy” because fake news and manipulated data are becoming so pervasive.

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The MPs want huge changes to what social media companies are responsible for, how they are regulated and new rules for political advertising online.


42 thoughts on “Fake news and disinformation causing ‘democratic crisis’ say MPs

  1. Something just as bad, if not worse by being done more often, is the over-exaggeration of news. It is especially widespread in the US by the liberal democrat party. An example:
    "Republicans are working to pass a bill requiring that voters must provide identification prior to voting in order to stop widespread voting fraud, including people voting multiple times and illegal immigrants voting illegally. It is a possibility that the new measure could possibly inconvenience some but estimates put the number of legal voters that may be effected at less than .01 percent."
    Now, this is how the very same news story would be portrayed by the liberal democrat party and then OVERLY-Exaggerated even further by the complicit, corrupt liberal democrat mainstream news media in the US.
    "The republicans plan to pass Draconian regulations requiring voters to present identification prior to voting. According to many liberal democratic lawmakers, this extreme measure would leave thousands of the poorer, inner city, and rural voters, mainly blacks, unable to vote. The liberal democrats site the potential possibility of tragic vehicle, public transportation, and pedestrian accidents and deaths of these poor patriotic American black voters as they are forced, in a mad rush, to find leave their homes and try to find ways to attain the proper identification in time for the November elections, scheduled only six short months from now. Liberal democrat lawmakers also expressed grave concern, calling the Republican's plan to force voters to display identification prior to voting as nothing other than pure racism. Liberal democrats also state that it places an undue burden on the black voters, comparing the Republican proposal to 'Making the blacks ride in the back of the bus."
    What is not said is that it is highly unlikely that any voters lack the identification necessary to vote as it is the same identification required to use a credit card at many businesses, open a checking and or savings account at any bank, withdraw cash from any bank, cashing a check anywhere, purchasing a bus, train, or airline ticket, buying alcohol or tobacco products, etc, etc, etc.
    This example presented is not made up or exaggerated. The Republicans have pushed for IDs before voting in numerous states as well as nationwide for many years. The example I used was and is still being used, along with many other supposed "undue hardships" claimed by the liberal democrat party and the mainstream media.
    This is why so many Americans have stopped getting their news from the mainstream media. The liberal democrats and the liberal democrat supporting mainstream media use this type of Over-Exaggeration constantly in their reporting. What has changed is that vast numbers of Americans now plainly see what is being done and they do not like it. Because of all this over-exaggeration the US mainstream media has fewer consumers now that at any other time in the history of modern journalism. The funny thing though is they are trapped. Continuing the practice will collapse the liberal democrat party and the US mainstream media and discontinuing the practice would be seen as an admission of guilt that will collapse the liberal democrat party and the mainstream media.
    My use of the words "Over-Exaggerating" is not completely accurate. A case could be easily made that these two groups have gone past simply Over-Exaggerating the news and are now doing nothing less than out-right lying to Americans. It has to be stopped. An honest, fact only, bias-free mainstream media is vital to all free nations. A mainstream media that over exaggerates and or lies to the people is a severe threat to that nation's security. What our US mainstream media has, and is still engaged in is illegal. At some point, those who participate in the extremely dangerous and completely unethical practice will be held accountable. There is little doubt that they will receive any mercy when that day comes.
    Another example was the liberal democrats and the mainstream media airing a TV commercial over and over again depicting a Republican Congressman pushing an old woman, in a wheelchair, over a cliff to her death. The reason? The Republicans were attempting to change healthcare laws so that it would be much easier for everyone to get healthcare. I could go on all night, there certainly are enough examples, but I believe I have made my point.

  2. “Fake news” is sold to us (for cash donations) by the Pope, Christian Priests, TV Evangelists and all manner of teachers and preachers who have created their own way of worshipping and are therefore denying us the true teaching of the chosen Son of man that we all know as Jesus. Where they are not only misleading themselves, but also millions of others…

    “Take care that no one misleads you: For many will come claiming my name…”
    – (Matthew 24: 4) –
    “Many false prophets will arise, and will mislead many; and as lawlessness spreads, men’s love for one another will grow cold. But the man who holds out to the end will be saved” – (Matthew 24: 11-13) –

    “I am the way; I am the truth and I am life; no one comes to the Father except by me. If you knew me you would know my Father too.” – (John 14: 6-7) –

    “When you pray, go into a room by yourself, and shut the door. Pray to your Father who is there in the secret place; and your Father who sees what is secret will reward you.
    In your prayers do not go babbling on like the heathen, who imagine that the more they say the more likely they are to be heard.
    Do not imitate them. Your Father knows what your needs are before you ask him.
    This is how you should pray:
    Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
    Your kingdom come; your will be done, on earth as in heaven,
    Give us today our daily bread,
    And forgive us the wrong we have done, as we have forgiven those who have wronged us.
    And do not bring us to the test, but save us from the evil one.
    For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, for ever.
    For if you forgive others the wrongs they have done, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; but if you do not forgive others, then the wrongs you have done will not be forgiven by your Father.” – (Matthew 6: 6-15) –

    “Truly I tell you; if anyone obeys my teaching he shall never know what it is to die.” – (John 8: 51) –

    “Pass no judgement, and you will not be judged. For as you judge others, so you will yourselves be judged, and whatever measure you deal out to others will be dealt back to you.” – (Matthew 7: 1-2) –

    “Always treat others as you would like them to treat you: that is the Law and the Prophets.
    Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life and only a few find it.” – (Matthew 7: 12-13) –

    “I am the gate; anyone who comes into the fold through me shall be safe.” – (John 10: 9) –

    “I am the resurrection and I am life. If a man has faith in me, even though he dies, he shall come to life; and no one who is alive and has faith shall ever die.” – (John 11: 25-26) –
    “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” – (Matthew 7: 21) –

    “I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world”
    – (John 12: 47) –
    “Whoever then will acknowledge me before men, I will acknowledge him before my Father in heaven; and whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven.” – (Matthew 10: 32-34) –

    “The disciples came to Jesus and asked, ‘Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven?’ He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: ‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of Heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.
    If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, It would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.
    Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come!’” – (Matthew 18: 1-7) –

    “Where two or three gather in my name, I am there among them.”
    – (Matthew 18: 20) –
    “Many are called, but few are chosen,” – (Matthew 22: 14) –

    “An expert in the law, [a leading religious Pharisee] tested him with this question: ‘Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?’ He answered, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind. That is the greatest commandment. It comes first. The second is like it: Love your neighbour as yourself. Everything in the Law and the Prophets hangs on these two commandments.’” – (Matthew 22: 35-40) –

    “There is no greater love than this, that a man should lay down his life for his friends.”
    – (John 15: 13) –

    “Do not call any man on earth ‘father’; for you have one Father and he is in heaven. Nor must you be called ‘teacher’; you have one Teacher, the Messiah.” – (Matthew 23: 9-10) –

    "Stay awake, and pray that you may be spared the test. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak." – (Matthew 26: 41) –
    “And be assured, I am with you always, to the end of time.” – (Matthew 28: 20) –

    “One of the criminals who hung there also mocked and taunted him: ‘Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself, and us!’ But the other criminal rebuked him. ‘Have you no fear of God? You are under the same sentence as he. For us it is plain justice; we are paying the price for our misdeeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.’ And he said, ‘Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.’ He answered, “I tell you this: today you shall be with me in Paradise.’” – (Luke 23: 39-43) –

    “For it is my Father’s will that everyone who looks upon the Son and puts his faith in him shall possess eternal life; and I will raise him up on the last day” – (John 6: 40) –

    Yours always, in true Spirit and in prayer, 2gointruth, Thursday the 2nd of August, 2018: – (Matthew 5:14-16) – Every minute, hour and day is a new beginning for any one of us:
    Here are some more references to study further…
    – (Genesis 3: 24) – (Genesis 6: 5-6) – (Genesis 6: 11) – (Genesis 8: 21) – (Exodus 12: 17) –
    – (Exodus 25: 18-22) – (Leviticus 19: 18) – (Leviticus 26: 11-12) – (Deuteronomy 8: 3-4) –
    – (Deuteronomy 18: 18) – (Deuteronomy 29: 29) – (Joshua 22: 5) – (2 Samuel 6: 2) –
    – (2 Samuel 7: 12-14) – (Psalm 2: 2) – (Psalm 10: 3-7) – (Psalm 14: 1) – (Psalm 15) –
    – (Psalm 22) – (Psalm 66: 1) – (Proverbs 8: 17) – (Proverbs 15: 7-8) – (Isaiah 7: 14) –
    – (Isaiah 9: 6-7) – (Isaiah 52: 13) – (Isaiah 53) – (Isaiah 61: 1) – (Jeremiah 31: 31-34) –
    – (Jeremiah 47: 6-7) – (Ezekiel 28: 14-16 ) – (Daniel 7: 13-14) – (Micah 5: 4) –
    – (Micah 7: 6) – (Zephaniah 1: 7) – (Zechariah 9: 9) – (Zechariah 12: 10) –
    – (Also worth noting, are Aristotle, Confucius, Plato and Socrates, even Gandhi a humble man qualified in British Law and well-read in most all scriptures; he has also said; “You must be the change that you wish to see in the world.”) –
    – (Matthew 4: 19) – (Matthew 5: 10-12) – (Matthew 5:17) – (Matthew 5:19-20) –
    – (Matthew 5: 43-48) – (Matthew 6: 2-4) – (Matthew 7: 5) – (Matthew 7: 7-11) –
    – (Matthew 7: 24-27) – (Matthew 10: 32-34) – (Matthew 11: 28-30) – (Matthew 12: 30-37) –
    – (Matthew 23: 9-10) – (Mark 1: 9-11) – (Mark 9: 50) – (Mark 15: 4-5) – (((Luke 1: 1-4))) –
    – (Luke 4: 1-13) – (Luke 6: 22-36) – (Luke 6: 39) – (Luke 6: 46-49) – (Luke 9: 23-26) –
    – (Luke 12: 40) – (Luke 12: 48) – (John 3: 1-7) – (John 6: 51) – (John 6: 53-58) –
    – (John 7: 16-18) – (John 8: 12) – (John 8: 32) – (John 8: 34-35) – (John 8: 58) –
    – (John 10: 10-11) – (John 10: 14-17) – (John 11: 25-26) – (John 12: 25-26) –
    – (John 12: 44-50) – (John 13: 20) – (John 13: 34) – (John 17: 24-26) – (((John 21: 24-25))) –

  3. It's hilarious listening to main stream media that has cried wolf soo many times complaining that independent media is crying wolf….
    All lies, this is about control over the Narrative, how are the leaders going to impose their desires on the masses if the main stream media can't dictate the truth anymore?
    Maybe the mainstream media should consider real journalism for a change, oh no the corporate overlords can't allow that now can they. The rulers don't want democracy, crisis? Is that the same type of crisis of democracy that Chomsky would often discuss in lectures or a new one?

  4. The GB government are bringing in a law to stamp out real news and conservative channels, by this law they will only allow people to see the bullshit which pushes their world view.
    “When you tear out a man's tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you're only telling the world that you fear what he might say.”
    ― George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

  5. Yeah ,the best way in a democratic country is to shut down free speech and only have official propaganda news outlets supported by the government/establishment such as the BBC. Without so called "Fake news" we would never have learned about the Rotherham and telford child grooming scandals etc ,the establishment tried to cover up these stories,as they do any immigrant crime.Why do so many lefties actually WANT to be lied to ?

  6. I stopped buying newspapers 15 years ago. I stopped watching news and current affairs shows 10 years ago because i saw how the elite and governments manipulate media for their gain with lies. We live in a truely despicable era.

  7. It feels like the media are realizing many are turning their backs on them and finding out the news themselves without the biased-ness of the mainstream news we have on TV / newspapers etc.

  8. What is the matter with these politician's? They don't want us to revolt, or something? I mean, sure – but, the cat's out the bag now and people are waking up to the cotton ninny's who want to blind us. Just drive a wedge between the truth. I will find a way to discuss problems with friends. You can't stop me.

  9. People are really thinking about the effects of Fake News on their culture, on how they live their lives today. They are viewing, clearly the censorship and the bias. It's making them angry because they realize the Fake News thinks they are fools and uses dishonesty and weepy emotion to manipulate them. Enough is enough.

  10. iv'e just asked google search engine several time's for the job loses in the eu after a uk hard brexit…
    google wont answer.
    it just keeps giving me its negative effects on the uk..
    iv asked the question in different ways but google dont want us to know the truth…
    its estimated that 50%+ of political reaserch questions are biased .

  11. What is wrong with simply the freedom of speach and printing. Freedom of speach is freedom of being able to print and thing. That means fb can't remove any persons postings unless it's porn or vulgar by definition of a Law

  12. Main stream media are the gate keepers of news and they are responsible for most of the fake news out there. So what happens now? Laws over people voicing an alternative perspective? Remember Blair's WMD? The biggest fake news ever published. No one believes the bullshit published by the Main stream media anylonger… and now they want to silence those that challenge it? We have all just become David Kellys.

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