SHOCKING: ‘The vast majority of the Amazon Rainforest fires have been set by loggers and ranchers to clear land for cattle’

Something insane has just come to our attention. A very significant story submitted to reddit in the last day by the user Frocharocha titled The vast majority of the Amazon Rainforest fires have been set by loggers and ranchers to clear land for cattle is gaining some traction, having got 105 comments already at the time of writing. You can read the initial story (posted by edition.cnn.com) at this link. This was posted at 2019-08-24 01:31:22 and has an ID of cuh2gm. Here are some comments people have already left (you may also comment below – we will publish anything reasonable):

  • “Are the tribesmen killing any of these assholes?“, posted by the user D75C94 at 2019-08-24 08:48:56. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “Chins is running out of meat and hates the US now so it has to come from somewhere.“, posted by the user joe9439 at 2019-08-24 08:08:46. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “Does anyone know how to buy mealworms for a reasonable price in the USA? I’m asking in relation to human consumption, not as food for repti… (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user flugzono at 2019-08-24 08:00:32. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “$$$ > Planet Earth = we’re all dead“, posted by the user LtColFubarSnafu at 2019-08-24 06:54:22. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “We get it the rain forest in on fire. If there’s new info about it I’m happy to hear it but if I see another post just pointing out its on f… (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user in_the_bumbum at 2019-08-24 06:25:12. We judge this to be a positive comment and one that is subjective.
  • “Shocked Pikachu face.“, posted by the user catbatparty at 2019-08-24 06:23:08. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.
  • “Where’s the CIA when we need them?“, posted by the user Usefuldrone at 2019-08-24 06:14:58. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “But the Bolsonaro apologists have been assuring me the fires are completely natural and all the trees will grow back in no time.“, posted by the user BlinkingYellow at 2019-08-24 05:06:46. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “That’s right folks, you wanted a $1.50 McDouble, this is how you get it.“, posted by the user FolsgaardSE at 2019-08-24 04:15:28. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.
  • “uh didn’t we all learn this already in the 90s… Heck we even had a bake sale to protect that Amazon“, posted by the user hhhenryhhh at 2019-08-24 03:44:04. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.

As this is a topic of great importance to our team here, I am looking for more facts on this story and will write a new story as soon as we know more.

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