Varoufakis and the fake finger

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Tarek701
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Varoufakis and the fake finger

Unread post by Tarek701 » Thu Mar 19, 2015 3:37 pm

Lol, this must be one of the funniest german videos I've ever seen. Whether Varoufakis middle-finger video is faked or not, it definitely proved how easily people can be fooled. Literally half of the viewers and commentators took the video actually serious. But actually it's a fake-fake (fakeception) video and pure satire. But definitely worth a watch:


full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx-1LQu6mAE

seriously wtf???: brianv

edit 2 (tarek701): Embedded the video correctly. And yeah, thought wtf too. I don't know anymore who's right and wrong. I'm totally confused.

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Re: Varoufakis and the fake finger

Unread post by hoi.polloi » Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:24 am

It would be nice if, instead of posting your confusion, you posted some specific reasons and/or analysis to help readers understand why you think this may exist.

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Re: Varoufakis and the fake finger

Unread post by nonhocapito » Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:17 am

I don't understand your initial statement, Tarek. You say, "faked or not", but there is very little confusion here. You say that the commentators "took the video serious (sic)". What video? The video with the finger, or the video you are embedding? I imagine the former...

But anyway: the finger video was faked, and apparently they show how it is done (green screen and all that jazz). As to the "irony" that covers it all, I think it is really meant to convince us that if someone fakes a video and sells it as news, this can only be happening for innocent "satire", and certainly not as an everyday method of misinformation.

a couple of news items for context
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/m ... -presenter
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/econ ... video.html

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