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Some Representative Examples of How Fake News Stories are Created and Spread
Here are some examples of how individual fake news stories were created, spread via social media, and the impact they may have had. The first two are relatively short, and look at very specific fake news stories. The third examines the phenomenon of "Pizzagate," and goes into more detail about the story and its consequences.
Quick Example 1: Were Anti-Trump Activists Bused in to a Protest?
How Fake News Goes Viral: A Case Study
An article that takes a look at one specific tweet about anti-Trump protesters, and explains who made it, why, and how it went viral. From the New York Times.
Quick Example 2: A Warehouse Filled with Fraudulent Votes for Hillary?
From Headline to Photograph, a Fake News Masterpiece
Another case study from the New York Times, explaining how one California man created and spread a fake news story about an electrician who allegedly discovered bins full of votes for Clinton in an Ohio warehouse.
In-Depth Case Study: "Pizzagate"
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