Global Sea Ice, Polar Bears, and Racism – The Best of rbutr #14

Bigger than most, this week’s Best of rbutr has eight curated, direct rebuttals published over the last week or so. rbutr had 50 rebuttals added by 7 people in the week following the 14th of November. Our best ever week was 64 people adding 536 rebuttals. Click here to subscribe to receive The best 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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Can we stop calling everything we disagree with “Fake news” already?

OK, we get it, Fake News has taken off as a buzzword and everyone is talking about the Fake News problem. But seriously, can we stop with the childish pretending that all news outlets are “fake news”? It isn’t funny. And it definitely isn’t helpful. The term “Fake News” has a very real meaning and […]

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INACCURATE: SHOCK VIDEO: BLACK MOB VICIOUSLY BEATS WHITE TRUMP VOTER

I’ve seen this video posted many times on Facebook now, so it seems to have become popular as a retort to the innumerable reports of racial violence at the hands of Trump supporters. The version which has come through the rbutr platform is from InfoWars and uses the taunting from the bystanders filming the assault as evidence that […]

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Trump, Trump, Trump, and some other stuff – The best of rbutr #13

And we’re back! The 13th edition of the Best of rbutr email is here. Click here to subscribe to receive The best of rbutr via email. Is rburt installed in your browser? Install rbutr now. Now is the time make sure rbutr is still installed in your browser and that you like our Facebook page. […]

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Not Even a Rebuttal – The problem with fake news

This last year has revealed a deep problem with modern media. With rbutr, I had hoped to fight back against misinformation, and help stop the spread of lies, and bring nuanced debate back to complex issues. What I never expected when creating rbutr, was to find myself in a world where completely fabricated headlines would become a […]

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rbutr’s Growth Plan – How to get rbutr to the masses.

Craig and I began working on rbutr early in 2012. We’ve never made an income from it, nor sought investment, instead attempting to work within our means. From our passion for this project, with the help of some amazing supporters, we got a lot done in a short amount of time. About two years after […]

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Millions of people fleeing America for Canada

No, there aren’t. This isn’t happening, and the article by the Global Sun is just another deadpan satirical article by a fake news site which way too many people are taking way too seriously. rbutr user Byron Clark added this rebuttal early today, using a Snopes article as the rebuttal. The Snopes response very simply pointed […]

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Angry? I sure am. Join me and fight for a better future with rbutr

In the light of the post-truth world we now seem to live in, I feel I have no option but to put every resource I have into ensuring the world gets an internet which automatically fights back against misinformation and filter bubbles, and helps promote critical thinking to future generations. I don’t think rbutr will […]

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What We have Achieved So Far

As we approach three and a half years since beta launch, I just wanted to take a moment to put together a post outlining some of our achievements. The biggest of which is the fact that rbutr is still the most widely used web annotation plugin online, and has been for a while. You can see […]

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