News sites have their place and their place in the healthy news media landscape. Advertisers must treat news sites the same way as other websites. They could be the lifeblood for your Internet business. A newspaper that is online is not quite the identical to a traditional newspaper, though. A newspaper online is an online edition of a regular printed periodical, often with an online edition.
There’s no doubt that a lot of the information on some of these websites is true however, there’s plenty of fake news available. Social media has made it easy for anyone to build a website, including businesses, and to quickly distribute whatever they choose to. Even on the most well-known social networks, there’s hoaxes and rumors everywhere. Fake news websites do not just exist on Facebook. They spread to almost every other web-based platform.
There’s been a lot of discussion this year about fake news sites. This is not just the emergence of some popular ones during last election cycle. Some of them promoted quotes from Obama or purported endorsements from him. Others simply featured false information about immigration or the economy. False stories about Jill’s Green Party campaign were circulated via email in the lead-up to the presidential election.
Another fake news site story propagated conspiracy theories suggesting that Obama was involved in the Orlando nightclub massacre, the chemtrails, and the secret society “The Order”. Some of the pieces pushed conspiracy theories that were totally unfounded and had no basis in fact whatsoever. The hoaxes were often propagated as the biggest lies, including the claim that Obama was working with Hezbollah and that he had met Al Qaeda members. They also claimed that he was planning a speech for the Muslim world.
An article published in several news websites incorrectly claimed that Obama wore a camouflage dress to a dinner held by Hezbollah leaders. This was among the most significant hoaxes that the internet witnessed during the campaign. The article included photos of Obama as well as others British stars who were present at the dinner. The piece falsely claimed Hezbollah leader Hezbolla had sat at the restaurant with Obama. There is no proof that a dinner of this kind occurred, or that any of the mentioned people ever had a conversation with Obama at any such place.
Fake news stories pushed other absurd claims, from the ridiculous to the outlandish. The hoax website promoted jestin collers as one item. The website that was the source of the story was supposed originate had bought tickets to the top Alaskan comedy event. One example included Anchorage as the location, Coler having performed there once.
Another instance of a fake hoax on a news website was the Washington D.C. pizza joint that claimed President Obama was visiting to have lunch there. A photo purportedly to be of the President was widely circulated on the internet, and an appearance by White House press secretary Jay Carney on a variety of news programs shortly afterwards confirmed that the photo was not real. Another fake news story circulated online suggested that Obama was also on vacation to play golf at a specific resort, and was pictured lying on a beach at the same time. None of these items was authentic.
Some of the most disturbing instances of the resurgence of these fake stories included much more: fake stories that posed real threats to Obama were distributed via social media. YouTube and similar video sharing websites have published a number of disturbing examples. One example is an animated video of Obama swinging at a baseball bat and shouting “Fraud!” was circulated on at the very least one YouTube video. In another instance, a clip of Obama giving an address to a group of students from Kentucky was released onto YouTube with an audio that claimed to be that of the President, but which was clearly fraudulent. It was later removed by YouTube for violating the site’s conditions of service.
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