News sites have their place and their time in the healthy news media landscape. Advertisers should view news sites as different websites. They could be the lifeblood of your Internet business. An online newspaper isn’t quite the same as a traditional paper however. An online newspaper is simply an online edition of a regular printed periodical, often with an additional online edition.
There’s no doubt that a lot of the content that appears on many of these websites is accurate but there’s lots of fake news out there. Anyone can start websites, including businesses, using social media. They can easily distribute whatever they would like. Even on the most well-known social platforms, there are hoaxes and rumors all over. Fake news websites don’t only appear only on Facebook. They spread to virtually every other online platform.
In the current year, there’s a lot of talk about fake news sites, which includes the rise of popular ones during the last election cycle. Some of them featured quotes from Obama or claimed endorsements from Obama. Others simply featured false information about the economy or immigration. In the run up to the election, false reports about Jill Stein’s Green Party campaign were distributed via emails.
Other fake news websites promoted conspiracy theories about Obama being connected to the Orlando nightclub massacre, chemtrails, as well as the secret society called “The Order”. Some of the pieces promoted conspiracy theories that were completely insubstantial and had no foundation in reality at all. The most widely spread lies on many of these hoaxes were that Obama was in contact with Hezbollah as well as that he visited Al Qaeda members, and that he was planning to deliver a speech for the Muslim world.
An article published in several news sites falsely claimed that Obama was wearing a camouflage outfit to the dinner hosted by Hezbollah leaders. This was one of the biggest hoaxes that the internet saw during the campaign. The article contained photos of Obama as well as others British celebrities who were present at the meal. The article falsely claimed that Hezbollah leader Hezbolla was said to have sat with Obama in the restaurant. There is absolutely no evidence that a dinner of this kind took place, or that any of the mentioned people ever had a conversation with Obama at any of these locations.
Fake news stories promoted a variety of others absurd assertions, ranging from the ridiculous to the outlandish. The hoax website promoted the jestin coller as a single item. The website where this story was believed to originate from, had gotten several tickets to a premier Alaskan comedy festival. In one instance, it mentioned just Anchorage as its destination. Anchorage as its location in which Coler was performing in the past.
Another example of one of the many fake news websites hoaxes was an Washington D.C. pizzeria which claimed that President Obama was eating lunch there. A photo purporting to be of Obama was circulated widely online. Jay Carney, White House press secretary confirmed that the picture was fake and was featured on several news channels shortly thereafter. Another fake report that circulated online suggested that Obama also visited the resort to play golf, and was seen on the beach. None of these claims were genuine.
Some of the most disturbing instances of the resurgence of fake news included far more serious fake stories that posed real threats against Obama were circulated via social media. YouTube and other video sharing websites have shared a variety of disturbing examples. For instance, an animated image of Obama holding a baseball bat and screaming “Fraud!” At least one YouTube video contained the clip. Another instance was when a clip of Obama giving the speech to a large group of students from Kentucky was uploaded to YouTube, with an audio that claimed to be that of the President, but clearly fraudulent; it was later removed by YouTube for violating the conditions of service.
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