News sites are a part of, and their time, in a healthy news media landscape. A news site, just like other web sites, can be the heartbeat of your Internet business and must be treated with a lot of care by advertisers. A newspaper that is online is not quite the same as a traditional newspaper, though. An online newspaper is simply the online version of a regular printed periodical, sometimes with an online edition available.
Although there’s no doubt that a lot of the information available on these websites is accurate but there are also a lot of fake news. Anyone can start a website, even companies, by using social media. They can quickly distribute whatever they want. Even on the most popular social networks, there’s hoaxes and rumors all over. Fake news websites don’t only exist only on Facebook. They have spread to virtually every other online platform.
There’s a lot of talk this year regarding fake news sites. This includes the emergence of popular sites during the this election cycle. Some of them included quotes from Obama or claimed endorsements from Obama. Some simply relayed false information about the economy or immigration. In the lead-up to the presidential election, fake reports about Jill Stein’s Green Party campaign were distributed via emails.
Another fake news website article propagated conspiracy theories suggesting that Obama was involved in the Orlando nightclub massacre, the chemtrails and the secret society “The Order”. Certain articles propagated conspiracy theories that were totally false and had no foundation in the real world. The most widely spread lies on many of these hoaxes was the claims that Obama was working with Hezbollah, that he had met with Al Qaeda members, and that he was planning a speech for the Muslim world.
One of the most significant hoaxes on the internet during the lead-up to the presidential election was an article which appeared on a variety of news sites , which incorrectly claimed that Obama had sat in a camouflage outfit at a dinner hosted by Hezbollah leaders. The article included photos of Obama as well as a number of British celebrities who were present at the dinner. The piece falsely claimed Hezbollah leader Hezbolla had sat at the restaurant with Obama. There is no evidence to suggest that a dinner like this was held, or that anyone from the group ever met Obama at such a location.
Fake news stories promoted a variety of other absurd claims, from absurd to bizarre. The hoax website advertised jestin collers as one item. The website where this story was believed to be coming from had purchased a number of tickets to a renowned Alaskan comedy festival. In one instance, it listed just the city of Anchorage as its destination, where Coler was performing in the past.
Another example of one of the many fake news website hoaxes involved an Washington D.C. pizzeria which claimed that President Obama was eating lunch there. A photo purporting to show Obama was circulated widely on the internet. Jay Carney, White House press secretary confirmed that the picture was fake and appeared on a variety of news programs shortly afterwards. Other fake news stories circulated online claimed that Obama had also stopped to play golf at a certain resort, and was pictured lying on a beach at the same time. None of these stories 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. YouTube and other video sharing sites have published a number of alarming examples. One example is an animated video of Obama swinging an a baseball bat while shouting “Fraud!” was circulated on at least one YouTube video. In another instance, a video of Obama giving the speech to a large group of students from Kentucky was posted on YouTube, with an audio that claimed to be that of Obama, however it was clearly fake; it was later removed by YouTube for violating the site’s terms of service.
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