There is not much surprise to this. NPR did some serious digging to find a curator of fake news and when it was all said and done the author said he got into fake news to “highlight the extremism of the white nationalist alt-right. The whole idea from the start was to build a site that could kind of infiltrate the echo chambers of the alt-right, publish blatantly or fictional stories and then be able to publicly denounce those stories and point out the fact that they were fiction, Coler says.”
What might be surprising to some is the way this affects all of us. After so many years of this type of fake news from multiple sources we don’t know who to trust and often don’t recognize the truth when it is staring us in the face.
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