News sites are a part of and their place in the healthy news media landscape. Advertisers must treat news sites the same way as other websites. They can be the lifeblood of your Internet business. An online newspaper isn’t quite the same as a traditional newspaper however. A newspaper online is the online edition of a regular printed periodical, sometimes with an online version also available.
There’s no doubt that much of the content that appears on many of these sites is genuine, but there is also plenty of fake news available. Social media has made it simple for anyone to build websites, including companies, and then quickly share whatever they want to. Even on the most popular social platforms, there’s hoaxes and rumors all over. Fake news websites aren’t limited to Facebook, however; they’re popping up on almost every web-based platform you could think of.
In the current year, there’s a lot of discussion about fake news websites, including the emergence of some of the most popular ones in the last election cycle. Some of them featured quotations from Obama or claimed endorsements from Obama. Others simply told false stories about the economy or immigration. Fake stories about Jill Stein’s Green Party campaign were circulated via email in the months leading 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”. Certain articles promoted conspiracy theories that were completely insubstantial and had no basis whatsoever in the real world. The most widely spread lies in these hoaxes was the claims that Obama was working 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 largest hoaxes that were reported on the internet in the weeks leading up to the election was an article that was published in a number of prominent news sites that incorrectly claimed that Obama was wearing a camouflage outfit at a dinner with Hezbollah leaders. The article featured photographs of Obama as well as other British stars who were present at the dinner. The article falsely claimed that Hezbollah leader Hezbolla had sat at the restaurant with Obama. There is absolutely no evidence that any such dinner occurred, or that any of the aforementioned people ever met Obama at any such place.
Fake news stories pushed other absurd claims, ranging from the absurd to the bizarre. The hoax website advertised the jestin coller as a single item. The joke website from which the tale was believed to come from had bought tickets for a top Alaskan comedy festival. One instance mentioned Anchorage as the destination, Coler having performed there once.
Another instance of a fake news website hoax involved the Washington D.C. pizza joint that claimed that President Obama was visiting to have 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 appeared on a variety of news programs shortly afterwards. Another fake news story circulated online claimed that Obama had also stopped to play golf at a specific hotel, and was pictured enjoying a day on the beach while playing golf. None of these claims were genuine.
False stories that have threatened Obama’s life were circulated on social media and are some of the most disturbing examples of fake stories being spread. YouTube and similar video sharing websites have posted several shocking examples. One example is an animated image of Obama swinging a baseball bat and yelling “Fraud!” was circulated on at least one YouTube video. In another instance, a video of Obama giving a speech to a crowd of students in Kentucky was posted on YouTube with an audio that claimed to be that of the President, but was clearly fraudulent; it was later taken down by YouTube for violating the conditions of service.
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