posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 02:02 AM
a reply to: inquisitivenature
The internet is awash with hoax stories. They are now part of our culture and some people will refuse to accept a hoax if it presents a reality they
prefer. For example, some people want to live in a world where slick-looking spaceships land every
or farmhouse kitchens have poltergeists
News media is also falling victim to political hoaxes and other outlets go all out to promote them. Stories keep appearing that have no supporting
evidence beyond a tweet, a blog or a relabelled old YT video. Despite a story being a hoax, it can still be fascinating and people still enjoy
debating it. There's also that vocal group of politically motivated people who know a hoax is a hoax and don't care as long as it adds wind to their
own sails. They all want to talk about the hoax story.
ATS has the HOAX forum so we can still talk about them. We used to trash hoaxes and realised that it was unfair to end a conversation that still had
life. If it's popular enough to get on the front page, it's because members still want it there.
Question answered and thread closed