It's pretty clear that WaPo reported seriously on something that should be taken as a joke. They are not generating fake news, they are generating bad articles based on somebody saying so. Even that PropOrNot site is not producing fake news, it's making up facts leading to some gullible outfits engaging in bad reporting. Fake news would be what you see on whatsapp or facebook where a whole article is reproduced citing real experts and supposedly from trusted news sources that simply don't exist. Ie: this WaPo article is real and you can only identify it as 'bad news' if you dig somewhat further than the article itself. On the other hand, all the articles or even headlines that I found out to be total fakes were debunked easily just by performing a simple Google search.
One way to weed 'fake news' out is to educate people: no link to verified sources, no credibility. Then you have educate people to actually be critics and dig further than the article, verify sources, check if they are reputable etc. This will help weed out bad reporting as well. But it will be a long road. People don't bother checking for sources. Even I, as careful as I try to be, have fallen to it and forwarded fake and bad news in the past (and retracted with the audience when I realized it).
The idea seems awesome. You could also have a multi-rating system where you could give grades or some other scale (ie: short, medium, long game starting at 20- up to 100+ hours or something like that). The overall rates would be some sort of average of all rates, weighted to favor more seasoned, older Steam users somehow. This along with the Okcupid style curation would provide good mining abilities to the hordes.
They need to control the unruly citizens that are protesting against their Govt be it because of real-estate speculation on Tel Aviv that screws up the young people, because they disagree with how the Govt deals with Palestine or any other reason.
It's been past time cable companies break down their channels into 'producers' that make their content available via the service in both live (in a traditional channel setup) or via archive. Frees cable bandwidth and lets people watch what their stuff when they want. Win-win.
Hmmm, it is. Unless you are willing to ignore Guantanamo and the many other torture sites as others have mentioned. The fact that they are not doing it with one part of the society that managed to get recognized with a lot of blood and tears (the black and the LGBT community for example) doesn't mean it's ok to do to other parts of the society (they now call terrorists and add whoever they feel like, due process be damned).
This would be funny if it wasn't tragic. We are lagging behind knowledge so instead of updating it we'll bury our heads in the sand and make everybody except the crooks use pseudo-encryption (with backdoors). Because it will surely solve the problems.
Except, of course, if the intention is not to deal with the crooks.
Hmmmm, this 'public faith' officers and Govt agents generally posses is a dangerous double edged sword. I can see how this can be important in some cases but we can see how widely it is abused. Case point: the car ticket industry that seems to exist virtually everywhere. How do you question your ticket?
There's also another problem that we are seeing here regarding abuse of authority. Recently a traffic guard issued a ticket to a judge. Said judged managed not only to evade the ticket but made the guard pay a fine (if memory serves it was something in the lines of defamation) and got her fired. He virtually destroyed the guard's life. And there's little that can be done about it. Abuse of power has become an epidemic.
I do wait the day when company admins and owners are criminally judged for the company misdeeds. You'll see how fast they'll start auditing their companies and questionable behavior will see significant reductions.