Macedonia's Fake News Factories | AJ+
Macedonia's Fake News Factories | AJ+
AJ+ explores how fake news impacted the 2016 U.S. election and made some young people very rich. We traveled to Macedonia to shed light on how fake news producers there are preparing to cash in on the next U.S. elections and how social media platforms like Facebook are responding to the threat.
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin investigates facial recognition at the border, meets men struggling with addiction at a gaming rehab, looks into the harassment women face online, interviews current and former Facebook employees and travels to a Macedonian fake news farm. When big tech breaks things and asks questions later, it affects everyone. AJ+ looked into what’s broken and how to fix it.
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The EX Facebook employee seem to have an ax to grind. He didn’t seem credible. It was like he was looking for his 15 minutes of fame.
They helped on purpose.
Hezbollah blasting hate speed on its official Twitter account is still active.
What you call fake news is the manifestation of lies perpetuated by media itself so the anti-establishment believe in every contrarian opinion only because there is firm conviction that media is lying. Bad karma of western society has piled up against it and the day of judgement is fast approaching
Ahmed is a frickin good lookin dude.
Fox/CNN/ABC/NBC/etc are the fake news. These people aren’t all over my tv
How come the Simpsons shows show what is going on in America and the world years before some of these things happen?
did he really need subtitles?
why believe them on the first place?
Im from macedonia everyone in macedonia tries to be cool and im like:you good dog?
Im one of them i made a lot of money 💪💪💪
You mean Republic of Macedonia!
If u are an American citizen and dnt feel some type of way about this….something is truly wrong with u! This don’t make no damn sense! Wow 🤬
Neka slusne svetot za nas! Hahahahahah vaka ili taka
the reporter looks like he is interrogating people
no wonder it comes from fyromians everything including their stolen history is fake
In addition Trump himself steers audience away from legitimate news sources by labeling them fake, thus increasing the herd of followers of predatory news factories. After all this is the people mass that is likely to get him a second mandate.
Is macedonia with NATO Europa and the West or will macedonia with russia
I’m from Macedonia but i would NEVER lie,cheat or create Fake News so i can lie the American people or in that case no one in the world just for monetary gain!!! if someone here DOES NOT HAVE MORALS, like those sc(u) mbags ,most of us have!!! and I’m truly ashamed of this!
The country was never officially called Macedonia.
Is this an Al Jazeera channel?
Most news is partly or entirely fake. There is an intense competition for the hearts, minds, and eyeballs of the world’s population, and spin or outright lies can help win this competition. Let’s not pretend that news outlets are playing a game that they are not trying to win. Everyone is cheating at this game, and it would be naive to think otherwise. Major news outlets are controlled by cabals. These smaller fake news competitors are playing the same game on a smaller scale, and most of them are also controlled by cabals. Al Jazeera is run by one of these cabals, so it is no surprise that they would want to "expose" their smaller competitors.
Here is the biggest fake news perpatuated by every western country and the US government and every mainstream media in the US Iraq had nuclear weapons second Syria used chemical weapons. so facebook being only responsible for fake news is ludacris its only a scape goat.
Just say Macedonia, not "The Republic of North Macedonia"
We are NOT north macedonia, we are Macedonia!! Please correct this immediately
Life of *Boris*
Protect the integrity of America… LOL That’s hilarious. Welcome to the real world, it’s always been fake news since the beginning of television.
Reminder: Hillary Clinton did not because of fake news. She lost because she is a horrible human being and our ah-t electoral system only allows for sh-t candidates.
We can so we do it .. God bless Macedonia
This is a horrible game
+AJ+ – $100, 0000 a month from Google Adsense? This is highly unlikely given that Google Adsense only pays about $1 for 1000 impressions of an Ad. For someone to get 100k in earnings per month they will have to get at least 1 Billion visits on their website per month.
Full documentary on YouTube by PBS’ Frontline called "The Facebook Dilemma." It was a two-part investigation so there are parts One and Two on YouTube.
God save Macedonia
how was hitlery even close? shes a megafalure liek her husabnd!! rememebr 80s deregualtion let to the NET and clinton got there whiel net went beserk!! he fuckied everything with overspending and regualtion including 2008 housing laws fanny freddy!! clinton caused 2008!
The whole reporting looks fake with bad actors.
THIS IS SO IRONICAL AMERICANS CRYING IN THE COMMENTS HOW EASTERN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES RIG THEIR ELECTIONS AND MAKE MONEY OFF OF IT WELL DEAR AMERICANS COME TO THE REAL WORLD YOU BRAG HOW SOME COUNTRIES RIG ELECTIONS THROUGH THE INTERNET I WONDER WHO DESTROYED LIBYA I WONDER WHO BACKED THE KILLING OF GADDAFI I WONDER WHO ATTACKED EVERY MIDDLE EASTERN COUNTRY FOR THEIR OIL AND CALLED IT’S PEOPLE TERRORISTS I WONDER WHO BOMBED SERBIA. NOW YALL MADE A HUGE DEAL ABOUT THIS, I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THE PRIVILIGES OF PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE BIGGEST SUPERPOWER ON THE PLANET NOT CARING ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS OUTSIDE THE BORDERS.
pretty ironic comming from a Qatari news source
Fake news is just a product and YOU are the customer. You either “buy” or don’t!
Cross check your sources, keep cool until truth surfaces and be responsible about what you put out there! Fake news can only be defeated at the individual level. That’s YOU!
How is this ok ? Ban mazedonia from the world wide web
Google needs to block adsense payments to parasite countries like Russia and Macedonia and fake news outlets like Shitebart, Milo Yanksoffkidsalot etc.
Sounds like a cia type ops. social engineering the world financiers are at it trying to make terrorist like attacks. on information dissemination. to use it in the mainstream news to demonize free speech and as and excuse to silence speech. next they’ll try to demonize comments. Proof financiers spend monies to trick us all. they now want us to think we need laws against free speech. when really we need laws to call this terrorism. the wep pages they used in this situtaion may not even be bad but they are tying them in with this huge scam. block incoming internet request from unconfirmed outside sources. simple as a pimple pop. cyber wall with a couple of closely monitored gates. for incoming and outgoing. a segregated network like AOL use to be. hmm.
Americans are blinded by their division and wanting to prove who’s better or right during elections, don’t see the distractions of other countries using the perfect tool to do it.
so…………. its not russia?
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) is the source of fake news and fake history. It’s good that people have realized this.
Their ethnicity is fake and artificial, made official by Tito, thinking they are related to the ancient Macedonians who were Greek.
Fakebook, Instakush, Tweetbait Socialfake.
Turn off your phone once in a while.
in this segment we see that Facebook was in fact, not only maximizing campaign funds from all sides, by telling each side that Facebook could help the different campaign teams win the 2016 election, but in fact on having promised Facebook his campaign would be spending 100 Million Dollars in adds, had Facebook personally assign a Facebook IT professional who Brad Parscale could quickly use as a kind of Facebook user Manual. in other interviews with ex Facebook employees tasked with finding Fraud and manipulation, Facebook higher ups ignored the concerns the teams were raising.
So it’s unethical for these people to do that. But this journalist finds it OK to hide identity of the troll himself? That doesn’t seem very ethical either. It’s just adding to the problem. The guy is in fear of having the United States finding out who he is. Bingo that’s a great idea