FF wants 5 year sentence for spreading "Fake News"

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Seems that FF wants a five year sentence for spreading fake news under legislation it is proposing to the Dail:

Five years in jail for spreading 'fake news' under FF proposal - Independent.ie

So is "the boom is getting boomier" fake news?
So is "the fundamentals are sound" fake news?
So is "won it on the horses" fake news?

It is not just Facebook or Twitter that are targeted:
"For the purposes of the law, 'online platforms' will be defined as any website, including social networks or search engines, which has more than 10,000 unique monthly visitors."

That would make Boards.ie, P.ie and PI vulnerable to this online censorship attempt by FF.
 

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Wouldn't be surprising to see FG collaborating over this. Any popular blog would also be hit.
Typical, Did I not read the other day that FF also wants to give funding to media outlets like the Irish Times because they are afraid they may disappear because of social media,

Looks like FF are preparing for government, and this time nobody better say anything bad about them!
 

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This is coming from Europe, Germany in particular. Merkel wants back door access to personal computers, mobile phones and car computers. All this coupled with the new EU army and we're all in the shit. Who's the fascists now? Nazi's 2.0!
 
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Seems that FF wants a five year sentence for spreading fake news under legislation it is proposing to the Dail:

Five years in jail for spreading 'fake news' under FF proposal - Independent.ie

So is "the boom is getting boomier" fake news?
So is "the fundamentals are sound" fake news?
So is "won it on the horses" fake news?

It is not just Facebook or Twitter that are targeted:
"For the purposes of the law, 'online platforms' will be defined as any website, including social networks or search engines, which has more than 10,000 unique monthly visitors."

That would make Boards.ie, P.ie and PI vulnerable to this online censorship attempt by FF.

The more of this crapology out of Leinster House the better. I love watching this Gombeen Régime work so hard to dig its own grave.

Fianna Fáil Gombeen wants state funding for Irish Times and Indo to combat Social Media
 
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I would hazard a guess that Fianna Fáil, ironically, and Fine Gael would/will be the biggest losers, if the right to post anonymously is removed by the State. Gosh, I think the majority of them FF & FG Bots would/will die with the shame if their real identities on sites like Boards/Pie/PI over the course of the past fifteen years are ever revealed. Pie has been on the go for nearly fifteen years? I would imagine that a large number of young career politicians have posted there on and off, during that period, and one can only guess at how often and how repetitive their naughty behavior has been. Personally speaking, I don't get the logic to posting anonymously on political forums, because I think it defeats the purpose and blunts the blades, so to speak. However, I can understand why other people choose to do so.

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I dunno.. I thought of Enda Kenny's *Joke* about Patrice Lumumba, when I first read that John Taylor had referred to him as the Indian, for the simple reason that in Taylor's mind, Varadkar would look like an insincere bumbling idiot, for denouncing inappropriate language online.

The Irish National Party come from the same gene-pool as Fine Gael, and Seamus Treanor makes a clear distinction in his classifications of Indians, Syrians and what he refers to as the Darkies. Couple with that, the INP also have a Guarda Officer as a member, albeit a so-called *whistle-blower*. The problem here for me, is that the State are acting as the Government, the Law and the Media, all at the same time. Taken ment to its logical conclusion that means that FG could Tweet one day that they have lowered Unemployment levels down to 6%, and the next day, Tweet that 1.2 million people collected the X'mas bonus. By those estimations, Ireland would have a workforce of 15-16 million. The only other conclusion is that we have a workforce of 2 million and 60% of them qualified for Welfare Assistance.

"Evidence suggests that an army of fake social media accounts is being amassed to disrupt the democratic process in the future, with journalists and prominent public figures highlighting an upsurge in the number of dubious accounts following them on social media platforms. The proposed law states that any person who knowingly uses a bot, or causes a bot to be used, in such a way as to cause multiple online profiles to act in a political way, will be guilty of an offence.''.. Taoiseach's 'Department of Spin' will cost €5 million in 2018 How many Bots can be bought and sold for €5 million? A small army.
 
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The more of this crapology out of Leinster House the better. I love watching this Gombeen Régime work so hard to dig its own grave.

Fianna Fáil Gombeen wants state funding for Irish Times and Indo to combat Social Media
The real problem for FF/FG/Lab etc is a lack of trust and that has spread to their cronies in the media. Newspaper sales have been falling and fewer people watch TV at the times programmes are broadcast. The use of digital video recorders or the "time shifting" that started when VCRs became available has changed the TV broadcast model.

The newspapers made a fatal decision in the 1990s to concentrate on commentary rather than news. Comment is cheap and it doesn't require the hard work of real journalism. As the Internet and Web grew, it provided a means for people to publish their own comments and opinions. And with that, a central plank of the print industry collapsed.

The other factor in the decline of the newspaper business is the reliance on press releases. Many "journalists" are now more churnalist than journalist. The same press releases are generally available on the web so there's no reason to read it in newspapers again. Google announced a while back that it would fund bots to generate news content.

The Web also changed the advertising model for newspapers. Before the Web became popular, advertisers had to buy pages of advertising in print publications and they didn't know which adverts were successful. In 2003, Google launched its Adsense advertising service. The difference was that advertisers only paid when a customer clicked the advertisement.

The whole way of how news is "consumed" has changed. Previously it was watching it on TV, listening to radio or reading a newspaper. There's a generation coming up that do not buy a daily newspaper. The model has changed from a Push model (where the consumer had no choice but to buy a newspaper and then choose what to read) to a Pull model where the consumer rather than the publisher decides what to read on a per article basis. TV faces massive competition from other sources and has had to adapt with its own streaming services. Radio is also having trouble adapting. The classic example would be the Tonight with the Two Dinnies. Fewer people read their newspaper articles, fewer listen to their radio shows so the stunted thinking of some genius in Irish media was to put these people on TV with their own show. It is sinking fast and not getting the popularity and loyalty of the Vincent Browne show.

The gombeen element in politics now finds it far more difficult to control the message when people have choice. When people have choices, voting patterns change. And when that happens, politicians lose their jobs. No wonder Social Media scares the Hell out of them.
 
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