Worst Cases Of Fake News

Feb 16, 2016 at 4:47 pm |
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These were too ridiculous to believe, but many people still did...

Fake news! It’s an expression that gets thrown around a lot these days. But what is “fake news” exactly? What it isn’t is reporting from established and reputable news organizations that the subject or their followers disagree with. By definition, fake news is published by websites that deliberately seek to deceive and mislead readers with knowingly untrue information, all the while posing as legitimate and truthful news outlets for purposes of political or financial gain. When spread across social media by users, oblivious to the information’s veracity or not, fake news can have a lasting impact in the minds of the public.

What were the worst fake news stories in terms of their ridiculousness and the damage they caused?

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These were too ridiculous to believe, but many people still did…

Check out our slideshow to learn about these absurd hoaxes that people actually believed...
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