News sites are a part of and a place in an environment of healthy news media. Advertisers should treat news sites the same way as different websites. They can be the lifeblood of your Internet business. An online newspaper is not the equivalent to a printed newspaper. An online newspaper is simply the online version of a regular printed periodical, sometimes with an online edition available.
While there is no doubt that the majority of the information on these websites is accurate but there are also a lot of fake stories. Anyone can create a website, even businesses, using social media. They can quickly distribute whatever they want. Hoaxes and rumors are everywhere, even on the most popular social media sites. Fake news websites don’t only appear on Facebook. They spread across every other internet-based platform.
There’s a lot of talk this year about fake news sites. This includes the rise of some well-known ones during last election cycle. Some of them featured quotations from Obama or claimed endorsements from him. Others simply told false stories about immigration or the economy. In the lead-up to the presidential election, fake stories about Jill Stein’s Green Party campaign were distributed via emails.
Other fake news stories propagated conspiracy theories of Obama being connected to the Orlando nightclub massacre, chemtrails and the secret society known as “The Order”. Some articles propagated conspiracy theories that were completely insubstantial and had no basis whatsoever in reality. The most widely spread lies on many of these hoaxes were the claims 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.
An article published in several news sites incorrectly claimed that Obama wore a camouflage dress to the dinner hosted by Hezbollah leaders. This was one of the biggest hoaxes that the internet witnessed during the campaign. The article included photos of Obama and other British stars who were present at the meal. It falsely claimed that Hezbollah leader Hezbolla was said to have sat alongside Obama at the restaurant. There is no evidence to suggest that such a dinner was held, nor is there evidence that any of these individuals ever met Obama at such a place.
Fake news stories pushed others absurd assertions, from the absurd to the bizarre. The hoax website advertised a jestin coller as one item. The joke website from which the tale was believed originate had bought tickets to the top Alaskan comedy festival. One instance included Anchorage as the venue, Coler having performed there once.
Another instance of a fake news website hoax involved the Washington D.C. pizza joint that claimed President Obama was visiting to have lunch there. A photo purporting the image of President Obama was widely circulated online. Jay Carney, White House press secretary confirmed that the image was fake and it appeared on a variety of news programs shortly afterwards. Another fake news story that circulated on the internet claimed that Obama also visited the resort to play golf and was seen on a beach. None of these items were genuine.
Fake stories that threatened the life of Obama were shared on social media. are some of the most alarming examples of fake news being spread. A number of alarming examples have been spotted on YouTube and other similar video sharing websites. For instance, an animated video of Obama holding a baseball bat while screaming “Fraud!” was featured on at the very least one YouTube video. Another example was a video of Obama speaking to students in Kentucky. YouTube uploaded it using a fake voice which claimed to be that of the President. YouTube later removed the video for violating its terms of service.
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