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Sat Jul 30, 2016, 03:07 PM

Hillary Clinton has a serious problem.

I was just having an argument with a friend about Donald and Hillary doing good things. She posted a couple of links about Donald Trump helping Jennifer Hudson and her family and flying that kid to the hospital. So, I started googling stuff like "Hillary helps" and "Hillary saved".

HOLY SHIT. The front page responses when you google pretty much anything about Hillary are appalling!! Pretty much you get campaign stuff from her campaign and a TON of hate blogger stuff.

I think that's a problem. A lot of people who don't know anything about Hillary may try to find out about her by using Google and a lot of what they are going to get is going to be really ugly stuff.

Or is that a problem? Am I just being paranoid?

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Reply Hillary Clinton has a serious problem. (Original post)
renie408 Jul 2016 OP
onehandle Jul 2016 #1
AgadorSparticus Jul 2016 #2
Hortensis Jul 2016 #3
napi21 Jul 2016 #4
renie408 Jul 2016 #5
Hoyt Jul 2016 #9
renie408 Jul 2016 #11
jaceaf Jul 2016 #6
sufrommich Jul 2016 #7
renie408 Jul 2016 #8
redstateblues Jul 2016 #10
csziggy Jul 2016 #12

Response to renie408 (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 03:10 PM

1. The Internet is for trolls.

Few voters are going to Google her and judge her from the dumb white males that dominate hate speech on the Internet.

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Response to renie408 (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 03:13 PM

2. Google very much leans to the right. You can tell will Google news too.

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Response to renie408 (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 03:14 PM

3. And I've googled someone else's name with a

pejorative/negative-sounding second term and come up with pages of hits on "Hillary" with the negative term. The genuine hits on my search terms are pushed way down. It's very bad.

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Response to renie408 (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 03:14 PM

4. It depends a lot on the source of the info.

If someone is going to use google to get info about a public figures, I'm going to assume they already know to check the source. Obvviously, if the info comes from "RED STATE.COM" and the subject is a Dem, you need to be very suspect. Similar, if your checking on a Pub and the info is coming from "DAILY KOS", you should check some other sources before you believe what you read.

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Response to napi21 (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 03:16 PM

5. I spend a lot of time arguing with people on the internet

It's like a hobby of mine. I can tell you right now, most people have NO CLUE what a credible source is. NONE.

Hell, most people seem to feel that "I think" is enough.

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Response to renie408 (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 03:26 PM

9. Yep, and a lot think Snopes and FactCheck are biased, or just spread any

lie from Limbaugh, brietbart (or whatever that racist site is called), or any fool who wants to make America white again.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 03:27 PM

11. Pretty much.

I post a lot of stuff from Politifact and Factcheck.org and get told that those are liberal sites all the time.

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Response to renie408 (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 03:19 PM

6. Use bing.

I don't see anything particularly alarming by binging.

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Response to renie408 (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 03:22 PM

7. Oh offs.

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Response to sufrommich (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 03:25 PM

8. I am sorry, I don't understand patronizing shorthand.

I get the eyerolling emoji, but you need to translate 'offs'. I get that you are intending to project that you are superior to me and that my post is stupid, but I don't get the acronym.

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Response to renie408 (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 03:26 PM

10. My wife's son in law, a very successful engineer, thinks the Clintons may have

Killed someone. The funny thing is that he and his wife will not vote for Trump. They might even vote for Hillary. They are hard core Republicans.

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Response to renie408 (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 04:47 PM

12. While the campaign has a nice photo bio they don't have links to information

I just sent them an email suggesting that they add links to fact based articles about Hillary Clinton. Hopefully they will do that - then we would have one place to go to access the articles to counter right wing lies.

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