Brietbart is fake news: Germany investigates fake news after bogus Breitbart story

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    Germany investigates fake news after bogus Breitbart story

    http://www.theverge.com/2017/1/10/14222490/germany-fake-news-breitbart-russia-election

     
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    Like the news reporting it's raining in autumn when it's actually a sunny day. So many people believed this story because it was entirely plausible.
     
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    I am just shocked. You mean Breitbart is dishonest? Say it ain't so!
     
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    You may think it was plausible but it never took place, and thus their entire report was fake.
     
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    And in the 1930s people actually believed that the Jews were at the root of the economic crisis. Make people afraid and they'll submit willingly.
     
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    Pretty stupid to set up shop in Germany considering they will go after reporters and anyone who says certain things. They don't have the unabated freedom of speech and press the U.S. has.
     
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    I agreed it was fake. The mob of Muslim immigrants obviously didn't actually set the church afire. 1,000 unemployed, unemployable, non-German speaking military-age Muslim males simply gathered in a crowd screaming "Allah Akbar" and frightened the locals.
     
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    So if Breitbart decided to make your life miserable by publishing lies about BoxerGT2.5 on their front page, you'd be fine with it? Like "BoxerGT2.5 stole money from a homeless man before beating up a nun and raping a woman on Christmas Eve". You'd get fired, your car would get trashed, you wouldn't be able to find a job, and you'd end up losing everything. You think it's ok?
     
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    and I quote:

    Crime was actually down from last year at this festival and Brietbart completely ignored the facts and created a fake article just for clickbait.
     
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    Also of note: the delight of the conservatives in the thread about Trump shutting down the freedom of speech of a governent agency's twitter account (despite publishing FACTS) vs here talking about how Germany restrains Breitbart's freedom of speech (despite publishing LIES).
     
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    A friend of mine once trolled them with a fake story, well, a true one but he deliberately swapped the names from someone they support to someone they don't. Of course they were interested in posting it until the switch.

    Biased sites are great fun it seems.
     

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