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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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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Some Survey Responses Are In…

So I went away for the weekend (I got to watch the Eagles in concert) and came back to 60 responses to our survey so far. There are still some more coming in, and feel free to respond if you still haven’t, but I just wanted to thank everyone who has responded so far, and let […]

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Article: Memetic Immune System for the Internet

I just published my most thorough explanation of the rbutr concept over at my medium.com blog the other day. It already has over 16,000 views. You can see it here. I take the time to explain why we need a system like rbutr, explaining why none of the other methods used so far to fight […]

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