News sites have their place and a place in an environment of healthy news media. News sites, like other websites, can be the heartbeat of your Internet business and should be treated with great care by advertisers. An online newspaper is not the equivalent to a printed newspaper. A newspaper online is the online version of a regular printed periodical, sometimes with an online version also available.
It’s not difficult to see that much of the content on some of these websites is accurate, but there is also lots of fake news out there. Social media has made it simple for anyone to create websites, even businesses, and quickly circulate whatever they want to. There are hoaxes and rumors everywhere, even on the most popular social media platforms. Fake news websites don’t only exist on Facebook. They spread to almost every other web-based platform.
This year, there’s a lot of talk about fake news sites, which includes the rise of popular ones during the last election cycle. Some of them featured quotes from Obama or claimed endorsements from him. Some simply relayed false information about immigration or the economy. False stories about Jill Stein’s Green Party campaign were circulated via email in the lead-up to the presidential election.
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”. Some of the articles promoted conspiracy theories that were totally insubstantial and had no foundation in fact whatsoever. A lot of these hoaxes spread the biggest lies, including the idea that Obama worked with Hezbollah and that Obama had met Al Qaeda members. They also claimed that he was planning a speech for the Muslim world.
A report published in a variety of news sites falsely claimed that Obama wore a camouflage dress to a dinner hosted by Hezbollah leaders. This was among the most significant hoaxes that the internet witnessed during the campaign. The article included photos of Obama and a host of British stars who were in attendance during the meal. The article falsely claimed that Hezbollah leader Hezbolla was reportedly seen with Obama at the restaurant. There is no proof that any such dinner occurred, or that any of these people ever had a conversation with the former president at any restaurant.
The fake news story promoted several other absurd claims, from the absurd to the blatantly false. The hoax website promoted the jestin coller as a single item. The website that was the source of the tale was believed to come from had bought tickets for the top Alaskan comedy festival. One of them mentioned Anchorage as the destination, Coler having performed there once.
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 the image of Obama was circulated widely on the internet. Jay Carney, White House press secretary confirmed that the picture was fake and was featured on several news programs shortly afterward. Another fake news story that circulated on the internet suggested that Obama also stopped at an area to play golf and was pictured on the beach. None of these claims were authentic.
False stories that have threatened Obama’s life were spread via social media are among the most disturbing examples of fake stories being shared. YouTube and similar video sharing websites have published a number of alarming examples. One example is an animated video showing Obama swinging a baseball bat and yelling “Fraud!” was circulated on at least one YouTube video. Another instance was when a video of Obama giving the speech to a large group of students from Kentucky was released onto YouTube, with a voice claiming to be that of Obama, however it was was clearly fraudulent. It was later taken down by YouTube for breaking the conditions of service.
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