The General News Thread


#734

Ha. That reminds me of this tweet I saw yesterday

https://twitter.com/bendudley010/status/934126252075749377


#735

It was embarassing how quickly the right wing press were to spew terror related bullshit. Lorry ploughing into pedestrians, gunshots at the station… you name it. And not a single word of it was true.


#736

I’m a big fan of social media but it didn’t really help here. Gave a platform to thousands of people, some with bad intentions, to completely misrpesent and spread false information.


#737

Ironically, those doing so would be huge fans of the term ‘fake news’.


#738

I think your right but it also gives a platform for these people to be criticised straight away.
Before social media there were plenty of right wing campaigners who were writing for, and spouting nonsense for, newspapers like the Mail and the Sun and because of a lack of communication between the general public, apart from word of mouth, it would be believed and circulated.

As long as there is social media, and it’s free for everyone, these idiots will get the criticism they deserve.


#739

utterly tragic that we call it news tbh.


#740

:ok_hand::clap:


#741

What did Olly Murs do?


#742

Tweeted about hearing gunshots while he was in Selfridges. There were none.


#743

Very intriguing…
Comment to the producer about childbirth was just downright evil


#744


#746

When I shaw that for the first time it looked so surreal. Movie type shit.


#747

What’s this? I get the got reference obviously


#748

War criminal from Yugo got convicted by the The Hague tribunal and he got a life long sentence. He killed himself by drinking poison.


#749

Oh shit wasn’t this recent? Where’s the video? Fuck that’s metal, like the Texan congressman that shot himself in the head at a press conference


#750

This was like Wednesday I think.


#751

That’s crazy. Can’t believe it took them that long to realise what he had done lol


#752

I’d be fucking nervous sitting next to him incase he spilt any haha


#753

Is it evil that I’m annoyed the camera didn’t film him after taking it? :eyes:


#754

He was convicted for war crimes, so we can give you a pass I think :laughing: