News sites are a part of and time in a healthy news media landscape. News sites, like other websites, could be the heartbeat of your Internet business and should be treated with considerable care by advertisers. An online newspaper is not the same as a printed paper. An online newspaper is simply an online version of a regular printed periodical, often with an online edition.
There’s no doubt that the majority of the content on some of these websites is accurate but there’s lots of fake news available. Social media has made it easy for anyone to start websites, even businesses, and to quickly distribute whatever they want to. There are hoaxes and rumors all over the place, even on the most well-known social media sites. Fake news websites aren’t limited to Facebook, however; they’re spreading over just about every platform on the internet that you can think of.
There’s a lot of talk this year regarding fake news sites. This is not just the emergence of some well-known ones during this election cycle. Some of them included quotes from Obama or claimed endorsements from Obama. Some simply relayed false information about immigration or the economy. In the weeks leading up to the election, fake reports about Jill Stein’s Green Party campaign were distributed via emails.
Another fake news website 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 articles promoted conspiracy theories that were totally false and had no basis in any way. The biggest falsehoods promoted in these hoaxes was that Obama was in contact with Hezbollah and that he had visited Al Qaeda members, and that he was planning to deliver a speech to the Muslim world.
One of the most significant hoaxes reported on the internet in the run up to the presidential election was an article that was published in a number of prominent news sites that incorrectly claimed that Obama was wearing an camouflage dress at a dinner attended by Hezbollah leaders. The article featured photographs of Obama as well as other British celebrities who were present at the meal. The article falsely claimed that Hezbollah leader Hezbolla had reportedly sat alongside Obama at the restaurant. There is no evidence to suggest that such a dinner was held, nor that any of these individuals ever met Obama in this place.
The fake news story promoted many other absurd claims, from the absurd to the blatantly false. The hoax website promoted the jestin coller as a single item. The joke website from which the story was supposed to come from had purchased several tickets to a premier Alaskan comedy festival. One time, it mentioned only the city of Anchorage as the destination, where Coler had performed at one point.
Another example of a fake hoax on a news website was a Washington D.C. pizza joint that claimed that President Obama was visiting to have lunch there. A photo purporting the image of Obama was circulated widely online. Jay Carney, White House press secretary confirmed that the image was fake and it appeared on several news programs shortly afterward. Another fake news story that circulated online suggested that Obama also visited an area to play golf, and was pictured on a beach. None of these stories were authentic.
Fake stories that threatened the life of Obama were spread via social media are among the most alarming examples of fake stories being shared. YouTube and similar video sharing websites have published a number of disturbing examples. One example is an animated image that shows Obama hitting an a baseball bat while shouting “Fraud!” At least one YouTube video had the clip. In another instance, a video of Obama giving the speech to a large group of students from Kentucky was released onto YouTube, with the voice of a man who claimed to be that of Obama, however it was which was clearly fake; it was later removed by YouTube for breaking the conditions of service.
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