News sites are a part of and time in the healthy news media landscape. Advertisers should treat news sites like other websites. They can be the lifeblood of your Internet business. An online newspaper isn’t quite the same as a traditional paper however. A newspaper online is an online version of a regular printed periodical, sometimes with an online version also available.
Although there’s no doubt that a large portion of the information available on these websites is true, there are also many fake news. Social media has made it possible for anyone to create websites, even businesses, and to quickly distribute whatever they choose to. There are hoaxes and rumors everywhere, even on the most popular social media platforms. Fake news websites don’t just belong to Facebook but they’re spreading over just about every web-based platform you could think of.
There’s been a lot of discussion this year regarding fake news sites. This includes the rise of some well-known ones during last election cycle. Some of them featured quotes from Obama or claimed endorsements from him. Some simply told false stories about immigration or the economy. In the weeks leading up to the election, fake stories about 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, as well as the secret society called “The Order”. Some of the articles promoted conspiracy theories that were totally insubstantial and had no foundation in fact whatsoever. The most popular falsehoods pushed on many of these hoaxes were that Obama was working with Hezbollah and that he had been in contact with Al Qaeda members, and that he was planning a speech to the Muslim world.
One of the largest hoaxes on the internet during the run up to the election was an article that appeared on a variety of news sites that incorrectly claimed that Obama had sat in camouflage attire at a dinner hosted by Hezbollah leaders. The article contained photos of Obama and other British stars who were present at the meal. The piece falsely claimed that Hezbollah leader Hezbolla was seated at the restaurant along with Obama. There is no evidence to suggest that a dinner like this was held, nor is there evidence that any of these individuals have ever met Obama in this location.
Fake news stories promoted a variety of others absurd assertions, ranging from absurd to bizarre. The hoax website promoted a jestin coller as one item. The joke website that this story was believed to originate from, had obtained several tickets to a renowned Alaskan comedy festival. One example included Anchorage as the destination, Coler having performed there once.
Another example of one of the numerous fake news websites hoaxes was a Washington D.C. pizzeria which claimed that President Obama was eating lunch there. A picture purportedly to be of the President was widely distributed online, and an appearance by White House press secretary Jay Carney on a variety of news programs shortly after confirmed that the image was not real. Another fake news story that circulated online claimed that Obama also stopped at a resort to play golf, and was photographed on the beach. None of these items was authentic.
Fake stories that threatened the life of Obama were circulated on social media and are some of the most alarming examples of fake news being circulated. Several disturbing examples have been found on YouTube and other similar video sharing websites. One example is an animated video of Obama swinging a baseball bat and yelling “Fraud!” There was at least one YouTube video featured the clip. Another instance was when a clip of Obama giving an address to a group of students from Kentucky was released onto YouTube and featured a voice claiming to be that of the President, but was clearly fake; it was later removed by YouTube for violating the site’s conditions of service.
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