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       1 Week Ago #1831

    About tabloids and their credibility, this "news" story is getting some attention today in my native Finland.

    First, an article from yesterday in one of these "it's not important if it's true, the main thing is it's a good story" tabloids in UK: Oxfordshire farmer says Finnish minister crashed into him on bike | Oxford Mail

    A FARMER has claimed Finland’s minister for foreign affairs caused a motorbike crash that left him with devastating injuries while he was holidaying in Thailand.

    Timothy John Hook, of Cote near Witney, was in Phuket in February 2016 when he was involved in the crash that caused blood poisoning and haematomas.

    The 71-year-old claims that Timo Soini – who formerly served as Finland’s deputy Prime Minister – caused the accident and owes him nearly £80,000 in damages.
    There's only one small problem with that story: the Finnish minister (secretary of state) in question was at that exact moment attending president Obama's prayer breakfast in White House, Washington DC in USA, as can be witnessed by not only president Obama, but also the several hundreds of other participants.

    One Finnish news site called the "journalist" in question early today asking more information.

    Have you heard that Soini was at the time of the event in Washington DC?

    "Yes, I heard about this information being reported in Finland. I'm going back to the Hook to ask, see whether he was still behind the allegations. "

    Did you try to get in touch with Soini before the release of the story?

    "I sent him an email at the same address that Hook had said he had sent a message."

    Where did Hook get the impression that the person who came to him was Soini?

    "He had received it from others. Apparently the police station had been told that it had been Soini. According to Hook, Soini had been seen at the hotel with many well-known people. Apparently, he was not very fluent in English. I do not think Hook has deliberately lied about this. It is possible that he was given a false identity from the collider. "
    (From Nyt.fi | HS.fi, original Finnish text translated with Google Translate).

    In this era of fake news and "it must be true, I saw it on Interwebs" thinking, this is a good example about how "the news" are often made. Not a hint of truth, main thing being it is a good story and helps selling ads.

    Kari
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    1 Week Ago #1832

    slicendice said: View Post
    I disagree. I think the head of WIP is ignorant and a bunch of kids.

    Then they claim also that they take internationalization seriously!? Where can we see the result? Cortana is still not working properly outside of US, keyboards and new features work only properly in English and finally, language recognition only work properly in English and for most other languages, not at all. Weather app still report wind speed in km/h instead of m/s which is an SI unit and a world standard....and the list goes on and on...

    Hustle as a service - Don't even let me get started on that one.

    Ninja Cats and taco hats - what? are we some kids playing in the kindergarten? Not funny at all and totally irrelevant to how Windows works and how it could be improved.

    In my eyes the WIP front is a big joke. This is my honest opinion and I will stick to it until something change for the better.
    I agree , that must be how they view us, MS needs a change a big change.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    6 Days Ago #1833

    Kari said: View Post
    About tabloids and their credibility, this "news" story is getting some attention today in my native Finland.

    First, an article from yesterday in one of these "it's not important if it's true, the main thing is it's a good story" tabloids in UK: Oxfordshire farmer says Finnish minister crashed into him on bike | Oxford Mail



    There's only one small problem with that story: the Finnish minister (secretary of state) in question was at that exact moment attending president Obama's prayer breakfast in White House, Washington DC in USA, as can be witnessed by not only president Obama, but also the several hundreds of other participants.

    One Finnish news site called the "journalist" in question early today asking more information.


    (From Nyt.fi | HS.fi, original Finnish text translated with Google Translate).

    In this era of fake news and "it must be true, I saw it on Interwebs" thinking, this is a good example about how "the news" are often made. Not a hint of truth, main thing being it is a good story and helps selling ads.

    Kari
    I think the name of the town says it all. :)
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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