Medusa reemerges..Hillary Clinton: Fake news putting lives “At risk”..Sandberg says it did not sway the election

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Hillary Clinton: Fake News Putting Lives ‘At Risk’

Hillary Clinton, speaking in public Thursday for one of the first times since losing the presidential election a month ago, called the proliferation of fake news “an epidemic.”

So-called fake news — often blatant falsehoods passed off online as the truth and spread by conspiracy theorists — rose to prominence around the 2016 campaign and since Clinton’s defeat millions have read “Pizzagate,” a false report spread online that erroneously accused Clinton and her campaign of running a child sex ring at a pizza shop.

Clinton said the spread of fake news, which has “flooded social media over the past year,” is a trend that “can have real words consequences.”

Clinton did not mention “Pizzagate,” but her comments appeared to directly reference the fake news story that lead to a man with an assault rifle firing a shot in Comet Ping Pong, the Washington shop that has been falsely accused in the fake news stories.

“This is not about politics or partisanship. Lives are at risk, lives of ordinary people just trying to go about their days to do their jobs, contribute to their communities,” Clinton said. “It is a danger that must be addressed and addressed quickly.”

Clinton backed “bipartisan legislation” that looks to give Congress more power to respond to “foreign propaganda,” an apparent reference to Russia’s role in funding some of the fake news, according to two studies, with the goal of influencing U.S. politics.

“It is imperative that leaders in both the private and pubic sector step up to protect our democracy and innocent lives,” Clinton said.

Clinton, who has largely remained out of the public light since her defeat, joked about how Thursday’s speech to honor Reid was “not exactly the speech at the capitol I hoped to be giving after the election.”

Since her defeat, Clinton has made only a few speeches, but has more often been seen in and around her home in Chappaqua, New York. A number of New Yorkers have also taken pictures with Clinton in the woods near her home while the former secretary of state has gone hiking.

“After a few weeks of taking selfies in the woods I thought it would be a good idea to come out,” Clinton joked. “And I am very grateful to Harry for inviting me to be part of this celebration.”

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-08/hillary-reemerges-slams-dangerous-epidemic-fake-news

Having disappeared from the public scene for almost a month (with the occasional backwood spotting thrown in for dramatic effect), today Hillary Clinton reemerged from a self-imposed social quarantine, and in a exquisitely choreographed Podesta special, addressed the nation from Capitol Hill. What was first and foremost on the mind of person who the “impartial” media declared had a 90% chance of being America’s next president: was it some intense introspection; perhaps it was some idea of how to reform and fix the imploding Democratic party; or maybe it was her finally accepting responsibility for her actions and her loss?

None of the above.

Instead, the one thing that appears to have preoccupied the former Secretary of State is the proliferation of so-called “fake news”, a phenomenon she called an “epidemic.” It was not immediately clear if she also lumped in the Washington Post into that bucket: recall that last night, in an editorial note to the WaPo’s fake, slanderous story about ?Russian Propaganda Fake News”, the newspaper effectively distanced itself from its primary source, PropOrNot, which itself has allegedly been exposed as propaganda.

Speaking on Capitol Hill, Clinton said that “the epidemic of malicious fake news and false propaganda that flooded social media over the past year — it’s now clear the so-called fake news can have real-world consequences.” Like, perhaps, poring through thousands of emails which the co=opted and captured mainstream press – especially those who had dinner with John Podesta to offer their PR services to the Clinton campaign  – would not touch, revealing the crony and illicit dealings of the Clinton Family foundation, leading to – among other things – Clinton losing the presidency?

One can almost see why Hillary is not a fan of the “fake news.”

While Clinton did not mention “Pizzagate,” her comments appeared to directly reference the story that implicated her former campaign chairman, John Podesta, and lead to a man with an assault rifle firing a shot in Comet Ping Pong, the Washington shop that has been implicated in the online conspiracy theory.

“This is not about politics or partisanship. Lives are at risk, lives of ordinary people just trying to go about their days to do their jobs, contribute to their communities,” Clinton said. “It is a danger that must be addressed and addressed quickly.”

Confirming what the next step in Washington’s crack down against the First Amendment and Free Speech will be, Clinton backed the previously noted “bipartisan legislation” that seeks to give Congress more power to respond to “foreign propaganda” coming from Russia.

“It is imperative that leaders in both the private and pubic sector step up to protect our democracy and innocent lives,” Clinton said.

And just like that, we know that according to Hillary Clinton, the biggest threat to “American democracy and innocent lives” are a few websites that refuse to be PR tools for whatever the establishment at any given moment is.

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http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/sheryl-sandberg-fake-news-2016-election-232362

Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg said on Thursday that the social media giant does not believe fake news swayed the election in Donald Trump’s favor, but added that the company continues to address the hoaxes that have spread on their platform.

“We don’t think it swayed the election, but we take that responsibility really seriously,” Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, said on NBC’s “Today” show.

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sandberg actually talks some sense here..hillary..not so much..the butthurt still runs strongly in her veins..it was never the candidate or the policies that led to the defeat??..no it was nasty fake news..and russians..

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~ by seeker401 on December 11, 2016.

13 Responses to “Medusa reemerges..Hillary Clinton: Fake news putting lives “At risk”..Sandberg says it did not sway the election”

  1. billary has been gorging on too many slices of pizzas.. extra topping

  2. By SOTN

    Ruling cabal trots Hillary onto the MSM global stage for her biggest con yet! http://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=59724

  3. Hillary has gone down to SOuth Island for a bit of R&R..

  4. p1zzagate related?

    http://www.news.com.au/news/juror-says-he-knows-who-killed-jonbenet-ramsey-and-breaks-secrecy-laws-to-reveal-how-grand-jury-was-overruled-on-ramsey-parents/news-story/f2926ed94108a4c26eaab7e7b29eb7c3

  5. nice purple pantsuit.

  6. ..investigators will be terminated. Vale Nancy Schaffer

  7. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-clinton-new-york-idUSKBN14S0VU?feedType=RSS&feedName=politicsNews

    • Discussion of a possible Clinton campaign intensified last week when conservative news website Newsmax reported that Democrats unhappy with de Blasio were pressing her to run. Stories soon appeared in various outlets, including the New York Times and the New York Daily News.

      Still, the chances seem remote. Although the mayor of the largest U.S. city is often seen as a national figure, it could be seen as a step down for Clinton, 69, a former U.S. secretary of state who came tantalizingly close to winning the White House two months ago.

      “I’m a Brooklyn kid, and my comment is, fuhgeddaboudit,” said Douglas Muzzio, a political scientist at Baruch College in New York and an expert in city politics. “There is zero chance that’s going to happen.”

      Clinton has yet to say what she plans to do next, and representatives of Clinton’s presidential campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Sunday.

  8. With a little luck, Hillary will go home and play grandma to her grandchildren and not teach them to be the monsters in the Grimm Fairy Tales she may read to them.

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