posted on Jan, 20 2017 @ 04:11 PM
a reply to: Brian4real
Fake news started before the election even began. It started for click bait, people realized that they can post ANYTHING and so they started posting
fake stories on Facebook (the more clicks, the more $ they collected).
These fake news sites were very popular and wide spread through out the conservative Facebook readers. These are stories that have no real truth,
they just look real.
Bottom line...these people who were posting these fake news stories (i.e. Michelle Obama is a man, Obama is not an American Citizen, etc) made over
I have a "fake" Facebook profile and have been following the right side news fb pages for over 5 years now. I noticed this trend in fake news before
Obama spoke about it in October. It was very troublesome to see the millions of likes and shares of each of these fake stories. It spread like wild
fire, even stories that were clearly proven fake if you just id a little research online. I tried to debunk them as I read them, but there were just
so many. It was as if the radical right side was breathing in and out only fake news, there was no stopping it, the numbers were in the millions.
After Obama first spoke out about it, I noticed that FAcebooke took off the "share" button on many fb pages that published fake news.
That is the origin of fake news. A young liberal recent grad admitted to posting fake news sites and making over $10,000/mo. in click bait. The
extreme right, self acclaimed deplorable idiocracy allowed him and others like him to do.
I have noticed other ATS posters using the "fake news" term loosely with issues such as leaving out certain information in articles and news stations.
Trump uses the term all the time out of context. Its now a joke.
edit on 20-1-2017 by veracity because: (no reason given)