News sites have their place, and their time, in an environment of healthy news media. Advertisers must treat news sites as other websites. They can be the lifeblood of your Internet business. An online newspaper isn’t quite the identical to a traditional newspaper however. An online newspaper is an online version of a regular printed periodical, sometimes with an online edition also available.
It’s not difficult to see that the majority of the information on many of these sites is genuine, but there is also lots of fake news available. Social media has made it simple for anyone to start websites, even businesses, and quickly circulate whatever they choose to. On the most popular social networks, there are hoaxes and rumors all over. Fake news websites aren’t limited to Facebook however, they’re spreading over just about every platform on the internet that you can imagine.
There’s been a lot of discussion this year regarding fake news sites. This is not just the rise of some well-known ones during last year’s election. Some of them featured quotations from Obama or claimed endorsements from him. Some simply relayed false information about the economy or immigration. In the lead-up to the presidential election, fake reports concerning Jill Stein’s Green Party campaign were distributed via email.
Other fake news websites propagated conspiracy theories of Obama being linked to the Orlando nightclub massacre, chemtrails and the secret society called “The Order”. Certain articles propagated conspiracy theories that were totally false and had no basis whatsoever in the real world. The biggest falsehoods promoted in these hoaxes were the claims that Obama was in contact with Hezbollah as well as that he met with Al Qaeda members, and that he was planning a speech for the Muslim world.
One of the most significant hoaxes reported on the internet in the run up to the election was an article which ran in several prominent news websites that falsely claimed that Obama was wearing a camouflage outfit at a dinner attended by Hezbollah leaders. 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 was in the restaurant along with Obama. There is no proof that any dinner like this took place, or that any of the aforementioned individuals ever met Obama in any restaurant.
Fake news stories pushed other absurd claims, from absurd to bizarre. One of the items promoted on the hoax site was an advertisement for a jestin coler. The joke website from which the story was supposed originate had purchased tickets to a top Alaskan comedy event. One instance mentioned Anchorage as the venue, Coler having performed there once.
Another example of one of the numerous fake news hoaxes on websites involved the Washington D.C. pizzeria which made the false claim that President Obama had stopped to eat lunch there. A photo purporting to be of President Obama was widely circulated online. Jay Carney, White House press secretary, confirmed that the photo was fake and was featured on a variety of news programs shortly afterward. Another fake news story that circulated online claimed that Obama was also spotted stopping to play golf at a particular hotel, and was pictured enjoying a day on the beach while playing golf. None of these claims were authentic.
False stories that have threatened Obama’s life were shared on social media. are some of the most disturbing examples of fake stories being spread. YouTube and other video sharing websites have published a number of alarming examples. One example is an animated image that shows Obama hitting an a baseball bat while shouting “Fraud!” There was at least one YouTube video contained the video. Another example was a video 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 for violating the terms of service.
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