News sites have their place and their place in a healthy news media landscape. Advertisers must treat news sites as other websites. They could be the lifeblood of your Internet business. An online newspaper isn’t the same as a printed paper. An online newspaper is simply an online version of a regular printed periodical, sometimes with an online edition also available.
There’s no doubt that the majority of the information on some of these websites is accurate, but there is also a lot of fake news out there. Social media has made it easy for anyone to build a website, including businesses, and quickly circulate whatever they choose to. There are hoaxes and rumors all over the place, even on the most popular social media sites. Fake news websites do not just exist only on Facebook. They have spread to almost every other web-based platform.
There’s a lot of talk this year regarding fake news websites. This is not just the emergence of some popular ones during this election cycle. Some of them featured quotes from Obama, or purported endorsements from Obama. Others simply featured false stories about the economy or immigration. False stories about Jill Stein’s Green Party campaign were circulated via email in the lead-up to the election.
Another fake news site story promoted conspiracy theories that Obama was involved in the Orlando nightclub massacre, the chemtrails, and the secret society “The Order”. Some articles promoted conspiracy theories that were completely insubstantial and had no basis whatsoever in the real world. The most widely spread lies 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 most significant hoaxes that were reported on the internet in the run up to the presidential election was an article that appeared on a variety of news sites that incorrectly claimed that Obama had sat in an camouflage dress at a dinner attended by Hezbollah leaders. The article contained photos of Obama and a host of British celebrities who were present during the meal. The piece falsely claimed Hezbollah leader Hezbolla was in the restaurant with Obama. There is no evidence to suggest that such a dinner was held, nor is there evidence that any of these individuals have ever met Obama in this location.
Fake news stories promoted many others absurd assertions, ranging from the ridiculous to the outlandish. The hoax website promoted the jestin coller as a single item. The website where the story was supposed to originate from, had gotten a number of tickets to a premier Alaskan comedy festival. In one instance, it listed just Anchorage as its destination. Anchorage as its destination, where Coler was performing at one point.
Another instance of a fake hoax on a news website was the Washington D.C. pizza joint that claimed that President Obama was visiting to eat lunch there. A photo purporting to show President Obama was widely circulated online. Jay Carney, White House press secretary confirmed that the image was fake and it appeared on several news channels shortly thereafter. Other fake news stories that circulated online suggested that Obama had also stopped to play golf at a particular hotel, and was pictured enjoying a day on the beach while playing golf. None of these items was authentic.
False stories that have threatened the life of Obama were shared on social media. are some of the most disturbing examples of fake stories being shared. YouTube and other video sharing websites have shared a variety of alarming examples. One of them is an animated picture of Obama holding a baseball bat while screaming “Fraud!” At least one YouTube video featured the video. Another instance was when a video of Obama giving a speech to a crowd of students in Kentucky was released onto YouTube, with an audio that claimed to be that of Obama, however it was was clearly fake; it was later removed by YouTube for violating the site’s terms of service.
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