News

Misinformation is spreading online about a military media takeover | Poynter

The title of a recent Facebook video claims that the military has taken over the mainstream media.

“Military takes over MSM to broadcast a truthful event,” the Nov. 17 title says.

We, the media, are here to tell you that’s incorrect.

This post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.)

According to a person who can be heard talking in the video, this is speculative. But it’s also not based in fact.

“Friday, December third,” they say. “U.S. government runs out of money, the alliance plan telegram goes down, along with all mass media, while the military takes over to broadcast truthful events 24/7. Now dates are tentative, always, because as you know this is a war. An unconventional war.”

[…]

Source: Misinformation is spreading online about a military media takeover | Poynter

Recent Related Items
Help inform the conversation
MediaWell relies on members of the public to submit articles, events, and research.