Pakistani clickbait shops steal satirical content to radicalize Trump supporters. Neither the website owners, nor their readers, appear to know (or care) that the content is false.
January 20th: the day the Trumptanic hits the iceberg.
Not in MAGA-world, however. The fantastical among Trump’s devotees still believe that Trump’s long-awaited plan will unfold to keep him President. Even after Biden is inaugurated, some will hold on to the belief that Trump will rise again, Christlike, to restore order. Others have adjusted to reality with varying degrees of resignation, anger, and strangely, self-deprecating irony.
An Internet seller of Trump coins runs an MLM network of scammy e-books and right-wing fake news websites.
The seller is in Bucharest, Romania; and the coins: made in China.
Chief Justice Roberts is the MAGA digital army’s new target. He is being pilloried as compromised and accused of conspiring against Trump. “Behind closed doors, loud arguments were heard…” the story goes.
Disinformation networks are running rampant on Parler. Among them: a Macedonian group that ran a set of lifestyle blogs, and have now branched into right-wing disinformation.
Brian Kolfage once ran a disinformation fake “news” website called Freedom Daily. He rebranded once he was sued for libel (along with notorious Internet troll Chuck C. Johnson) for spreading fake news during the Charlottesville rally.
Facebook insists that they hold up a mirror to society. But they do more than that: they shape it.
So why do they keep pushing the “mirror” analogy? Ah, well, that’s…the question.
A common thread connects the recent muddles that management at both Facebook and New York Times fell into.
Facebook’s touting of free speech is deceptive. They want you to forget how their platform works.
Why social media is responsible for our fake news crisis.