Tech Note: LGF Now Warns You About Fake News Sites

Fakers who exploit confirmation bias for page views
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We have some new code that tries to prevent fake news sites from being promoted at LGF. If someone posts a link to a fake news site (like abcnews​.com​.co) in a comment, when you click on it you’ll see a warning message that it’s a fake news site. You can still choose to go there if you want, but at least you’ll know what you’re getting into.

And if someone opens the LGF Pages bookmarklet from a fake news site, they’ll see a warning that those sites can’t be posted in LGF Pages and the window will come up with all the fields blanked out.

Here’s the list of fake news sites we’re checking links against; let me know in a comment if I missed any.

abcnews​.com​.co
lincolnreport​.com
BigAmericanNews​.com
ChristWire​.org
CivicTribune​.com
DailyCurrant​.com
DCClothesLine​.com
DerfMagazine​.com
DrudgeReport​.com​.co
DuhProgressive​.com
EmpireNews​.com
EnduringVision​.com
MSNBC​.co
MSNBC​.website
MediaMass​.net
NationalReport​.net
NewsBiscuit​.com
NewsLo​.com
NewsMutiny​.com
now8news​.com
PoliticalEars​.com
RealNewsRightNow​.com
RileNews​.com
satiratribune​.com
Sprotspickle​.com
TheNewsNerd​.com
TheUsPatriot​.com
WitScience​.org

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Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
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