News sites have their place and time in the healthy news media landscape. Advertisers must treat news sites as other websites. They could be the lifeblood of your Internet business. An online newspaper is not the same as a printed paper. A newspaper online is an online version of a regular printed periodical, sometimes with an online edition.
It’s not difficult to see that a lot of the content that appears on some of these sites is genuine but there’s plenty of fake news available. Social media has made it possible for anyone to create websites, even companies, and then quickly share whatever they want to. Even on the most popular social platforms, there’s hoaxes and rumors everywhere. Fake news websites aren’t limited to Facebook but they’re spreading across almost every web-based platform you could think of.
There’s a lot of talk this year about fake news sites. This includes the emergence of some well-known ones during last year’s election. Some of them included quotes from Obama or claimed endorsements from him. Others simply featured false stories about the economy or immigration. In the weeks leading up to the election, fake stories about Jill Stein’s Green Party campaign were distributed via emails.
Other fake news website stories promoted conspiracy theories about Obama being tied to the Orlando nightclub massacre, chemtrails, as well as the secret society called “The Order”. Some of the pieces promoted conspiracy theories that were completely insubstantial and had no foundation in any way. The biggest falsehoods promoted in these hoaxes was the claims that Obama was working with Hezbollah as well as that he visited Al Qaeda members, and that he was planning to deliver a speech for the Muslim world.
A report published in a variety of news sites falsely claimed that Obama dressed in camouflage to a dinner hosted by Hezbollah leaders. This was one of the biggest hoaxes that the internet saw during the campaign. The article contained photos of Obama and several British celebrities who were present during the meal. The article falsely claimed that Hezbollah leader Hezbolla had reportedly sat alongside Obama in the restaurant. There is no evidence to suggest that a dinner like this was held, or that anyone from the group ever had a conversation with Obama in such a location.
The fake news story promoted several other far-fetched claims, ranging from absurd to the blatantly false. The hoax website advertised a jestin coller as one item. The website where the story was supposed to be coming from, had gotten a number of tickets to a renowned Alaskan comedy festival. One time, it listed only Anchorage as its destination. Anchorage as its destination in which Coler was performing at one point.
Another example of a fake news website hoax involved the Washington D.C. pizza joint that claimed President Obama had stopped by to enjoy lunch there. A photo which purported to be of the President was widely distributed online, and a appearance by White House press secretary Jay Carney on various news programs shortly after confirmed that the photo was not real. Another fake report that circulated online suggested that Obama also stopped at the resort to play golf and was photographed on a beach. None of these claims were genuine.
False stories that have threatened the life of Obama were spread via social media are among the most disturbing examples of fake stories being spread. A number of disturbing examples have been seen on YouTube and other similar video sharing websites. One example is an animated image showing Obama swinging a baseball bat and yelling “Fraud!” was circulating on at the very least one YouTube video. Another instance was when a video of Obama giving the speech to a large group of students in Kentucky was posted on YouTube, with the voice of a man who claimed to be that of the President, but clearly fraudulent. It was later removed by YouTube for violating the terms of service.
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