Google penalises NaturalNews.com, effectively removing it from search results

natural News delisted by google

This is exciting news. It looks like Google has just applied some sort of penalty to NaturalNews.com, effectively removing them from the Google Search results. With the increased pressure on companies like Google and Facebook to fight Fake News and misinformation, there is some reason to suspect that this penalty is directly related to Natural News’ […]

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Hardcore porn, getting hotter, and making drugs – The best of rbutr #15

Global temperature averages without short term variations

“rbutr is your bridge between echo chambers.” Since you last saw us… Eight people have added 64 rebuttals since the last Best of rbutr email was sent out. Since then there has been a lot of discussion on the topic of Climate change, continuing debate around fake news and failures of the media, and of […]

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How to stop Fake News in its tracks: Plugins and social media integration

In case you missed it, Fake News is the topic of the month. On the tail of the biggest political upset of the century, Facebook and Twitter have come under fire for allowing fake news websites to spread without resistance across social media, often gaining much more attention than real news stories. Always gaining a […]

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Making rbutr Open Source

After no small amount of deliberation and consideration, we have decided to make rbutr’s code open source. In order for this to happen we will need one or more people willing to take on the responsibility of ensuring the quality of rbutr’s code is maintained, and new developments do not break the system. Making rbutr open […]

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The Right to Know…

One of the basic premises which lies behind the rbutr project is the belief that if you are accessing information, then you have the right to know if someone has critiqued that information. If someone else has taken the time to respond, criticise or argue against the content you are accessing, then that response is potentially […]

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rbutr’s Purpose, and Communicating That to a Wider Audience.

Language and marketing drives me crazy. I speak to one person (someone providing feedback and advice) and they criticise the language I use and make some suggestions and improvements. I think about it for a while, come up with something which I really like which works with that advice, take it to our community, and […]

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Web Of Trust, Developing Partnerships and Other Progress

Craig and I had a great conversation yesterday afternoon with the new CEO of Web of Trust to discuss potential partnerships between our two businesses. From our perspective, and from the several chats we’ve had with them now, WOT seems to agree, WOT and rbutr provide a brilliant complimentarity to one another. WOT is a […]

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After You Submit a Rebuttal, Try Letting the Author(s) Know

We have known for a long time that getting rebuttal authors and debunkers on board with rbutr is an important way forward for the rbutr project. The faster we can get rebuttals into rbutr, the better chance we have of stopping the spread of misinformation. Therefore, having the authors submit their work as soon as […]

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The Internet Is Broken! A short animation about rbutr

I just finished making this! Please share it!

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Donate Button Now Available

People have been asking us whether they can donate to rbutr ever since we started working on it – and the whole time the answer has been no. We hadn’t set anything up, and didn’t think there would be enough interest in donating to rbutr to take the time to set something up. But several […]

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