News sites are a part of and their place in a healthy news media landscape. Advertisers should treat news sites as other websites. They could be the lifeblood of your Internet business. An online newspaper isn’t quite the same as a traditional paper, though. A newspaper online is the online edition of a regular printed periodical, sometimes with an online edition available.
Although there’s no doubt that a large portion of the information found on these websites is correct, there are also many fake information. Social media has made it simple for anyone to build websites, including businesses, and quickly circulate whatever they want to. On the most well-known social networks, there’s hoaxes and rumors everywhere. Fake news websites aren’t limited to Facebook, however; they’re spreading across almost every web-based platform you could think of.
This year, there’s been a lot of discussion of fake news websites, and the rise of popular ones during the last election cycle. Some of them featured quotes from Obama or purported endorsements from him. Others simply told false stories about immigration or the economy. In the weeks leading up to the election, false stories concerning Jill Stein’s Green Party campaign were distributed via email.
Other fake news websites propagated conspiracy theories of Obama being connected to the Orlando nightclub massacre, chemtrails, and the secret society known as “The Order”. Certain articles promoted conspiracy theories that were completely unfounded, and had no basis in the real world. The hoaxes were often propagated as the biggest lies, including the idea that Obama was working with Hezbollah and that he had met with Al Qaeda members. They also claimed that Obama was planning a speech for the Muslim world.
One of the most significant hoaxes on the internet during the run up to the election was an article which was published in a number of prominent news sites that incorrectly claimed that Obama was wearing camouflage attire at a dinner with Hezbollah leaders. The article included photos of Obama and other British stars who were present at the dinner. It falsely claimed Hezbollah leader Hezbolla was reportedly seen with Obama at the restaurant. There is no proof that any dinner like this took place, or that any of the mentioned people ever met the former president at any of these locations.
The fake news story promoted a variety of other absurd claims, from the absurd to the blatantly false. One of the items advertised on the hoax site was an advertisement for a jestin coler. The website that was the source of the tale was believed to originate had bought tickets to the top Alaskan comedy festival. In one instance, it listed just Anchorage as its destination. Anchorage as the destination which is where Coler was performing in the past.
Another example of a fraudulent hoax on a news website was an Washington D.C. pizza joint that claimed that President Obama had stopped by to enjoy lunch there. A photo purporting the image of President Obama was widely circulated online. Jay Carney, White House press secretary confirmed that the picture was fake and appeared on a variety of news programs shortly afterward. Other fake news stories that circulated online claimed that Obama was also spotted stopping to play golf at a particular resort, and was pictured lying on a beach at the same time. None of these claims were authentic.
The most disturbing instances of the resurgence of fake news included much more: fake stories which meant real threats to Obama were distributed via social media. Several disturbing examples have been seen on YouTube and other similar video sharing websites. One example is an animated image showing Obama hitting a baseball bat and yelling “Fraud!” was circulating on at least one YouTube video. Another example was a clip of Obama speaking to students in Kentucky. YouTube uploaded it with a fake voice that claimed to be the president. YouTube later removed the video due to violating its conditions of service.
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