Bernard Sanders announces 2020 presidential bid by useless_aether in politics

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This is why he didn't call out Hillary rigging the DNC. He wants another bite at the apple. I imagine it'll play out just like last time, same as it did with Ron Paul. Media boxes him out, DNC boxes him out, he loses even though he's the most popular candidate, then Hillary vs Trump then Trump wins again, and this country spends another 4 years stewing in the mess they've created for us to live in.

Or maybe something good will happen. Who knows. Things can't repeat the same patterns forever

Iran rejects anti-Semitism allegation by Pence - Iran on Saturday rejected accusations of anti-Semitism leveled against it by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, saying it respected Judaism but opposed Israel, which Tehran said was acting like a “killing machine against the Palestinians”. by magnora7 in WorldNews

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Speaking to Germany’s Der Spiegel Online, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said “Iran has always supported the Jews. We are just against Zionists."

Someone gets it.

The internet shrunk, and no one noticed by Orangutan in whatever

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People just use a smaller variety of sites. And people stay with bad sites simply because that's where everyone else already is. Bad things remain popular simply because they're popular. People need to branch out more to make the internet "bigger". This is a problem of the users, but also a problem with how google prioritizes search results now as compared to 15 years ago

YouTube is Still Enabling the Sexualization of Children (and It’s Being Monetized) by RavAshi in conspiracy

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They're all about censoring political opinions, yet they let this stuff slide.

It's all about the money. They're getting paid by groups like Shareblue to remove certain types of political content. So they prioritize that. But removing these gross movies is a low priority because it doesn't really impact their bottom line (except in the long term, when it becomes a PR disaster, then they have to clean it up to avoid the loss of customers)

SaidIt Survey : Caption Contest by JasonCarswell in SaidItSurveys

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"Well, I guess I'm legally obligated to destroy the world now"

Deadly infectious ZOMBIE deer disease is 'rapidly spreading across the US' - and experts warn that humans could contract it next by SundogsPlace in SundogsPlace

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Oh dang I didn't realize humans could get Chronic Wasting Disease by eating contaminated deer meat

Here Are 21 Fake Hate Crime Hoaxes Promoted by the Left Since Trump Took Office by TheWebOfSlime in TheWebOfSlime

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"the left"

This is a Nice one to Drop on the "Useful" Idiots by useless_aether in whatever

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lol the irony as 4chan is also often a propaganda tool, mostly for the right (as the OP evidences)

Being anti-left isn't "free" any more than being anti-right is.

Truth is a matter of perspective... by Robin in frontpage

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I'd say the truth is the 3d object and both the 2d projections, all taken together. There is a root truth that does not depend on perspective.

The problem is people think "Truth" is just one part of this whole, when it's really only one projection of a larger truth.

Confessions from a paid shill. by HibikiBlack in conspiracy

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I agree with your diagnosis of the problem 100%. I am not sure about the solutions though. Basically you're calling for a ban (or flagging) on certain ideological positions. So we'd have to build a library of ideological positions that have been identified as propaganda, and then have people mark posts and comments as those categories as they come up. In the end it sounds like a straight-jacket kind of environment that makes free discussion difficult. I think #2, 3, 6, and 8 would devolve in to this. Similar arrangements have been attempted on many subreddits on reddit, and they typically lead to an extreme echo-chamber environment. But perhaps I am wrong.

I most like #7, I think it'd be smart for users to have a site-wide "reputation" in some way that is displayed alongside their username at all times.

I also kind of like what /r/conspiracy did, where they require a 2-sentence "submission statement" that is a comment explaining why they posted their original post.

Like you said, an ideal solution would be self-managing and wouldn't require mods or admins to constantly watch it and have to flag things. A system like that seems to lead to power-hungry mods, which leads to corruption and then eventually the site falls apart.

Global Warming: CA Officials Tell Skiers to Stay Home, Too Much Snow by useless_aether in ClimateSkeptics

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So then you agree climate change is happening