Things that are straight-up LIES


#1

Non-iron shirts
Instant coffee
Apple/Huawei earbuds.


#2

Can we not use that term, please? It’s normalising fascist discourse.

No, I’m not joking.


#3

don’t think the fascists came up with the term did they?


#4

naked foos


#5

There’s some types of fake news I prefer to refer to as ‘propaganda’.


#6

@moderators feel free to delet the thread if that’s ‘the will of the people’.

Back to the nfl threads I go.


#7

Sorry pal, I didn’t mean to jump down your throat and it’s nothing personal, but I do feel strongly that using terms like this in common parlance plays into the hands of the people trying to spread misinformation.


#8

Could we rebrand the thread “Things that aren’t things”?

Though this has its own issues on this website.


#9

https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=today%205-y&geo=US&q=fake%20news


#10

Also you’re 100% right about non-iron shirts. Total nonsense.


#11

idk what thats supposed to show, besides the term being relatively new. i’ve heard communists use it, i’ve heard centrist dads use it, i’ve heard the fash use it.


#12

image


#13

things that are flake news

how much it bloody costs to get a 99 from the ice cream van
and then it was distinctly sort of lemon and the cone was a bit stale


#14

all shirts are non-iron shirts


#15

There isn’t one particularly orange person that you associate with using the term to discredit sources?


#16

Tried to change but not letting me, might have waited too long.
Your second sentence is cryptic.


#17


#18

I don’t personally have a problem with the collins word of the year 2017

but if Epimer does then we should abandon this whole charade.


#19

DAVID DICKINSON: ooh cheap as chips

PERSON: where are you getting chips from, chips are far cheaper than this old vase

DAVID DICKINSON: ooh yer fake news merchant, peddling bobby dazzlers of misinformation ye


#20

yeah amongst other people.

i’m going to make a sandwich, this isn’t a hill I will be dying on.