Writer of hoax news stories says he helped get Trump elected

Ray Hunter
Ноября 27, 2016

Fake news has been as the center of a widely-held discussion across the internet since Trump's surprise election as president. They claim that Facebook does not fully examine fake news popping up on its news feed.

However, we've just seen a white nationalist propagandist named to a White House position, a propagandist who has a ready-made fake news organization combined with all the resources of the government.

Recently, Zuckerberg said Facebook will take more action to tackle fake news, yet still denies it had any affect on Donald Trumps election victory.

Well, people are using that platform to share misinformation, and confirmation bias is definitely a thing. "I've gone to Trump protests - trust me, no one needs to get paid to protest Trump".

I really don't think that stupid people are to blame. Sen.

The problem is still not this, but the fake news that circulates on the social network misleading a lot of innocent people out there.

"I thought they'd fact-check it, and it'd make them look worse", he told the newspaper.

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Horner admits to writing fake (he calls them satire) stories about Trump a number of times during the campaign.

Facebook is exploring labelling stories that have been reported as false by third parties or the community so people are warned before they read or share them, Zuckerberg said. But, speaking to the Post, he was frank in his admission that he never believed that Trump would be elected and that, accordingly, he could be as outlandish as possible without considering the consequences. The report compared fake news from hoax sites and hyper-partisan blogs to legitimate new articles from 19 major news outlets, including the New York Times, Fox News and even CBS News, reports CBS News correspondent Jericka Duncan.

Politifact rated 70 percent of Trump statements they fact-checked as mostly false, false, or "Pants on Fire". Looking back, instead of hurting the campaign, I think I helped it. They actually believed it. Now he's in the White House. "They just keep passing stuff around".

You might not take fake news seriously, but many did.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was quick to dismiss the idea that fake news on Facebook influenced the election. "I don't know what I would do", he said.

Facebook is the primary news source for as much as 44% of the adult American population.

I just hope they don't get rid of mine, too.

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