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The Five Types of Fake News | The Huffington Post

The Five Types of Fake News | The Huffington Post

December 14
08:50 2016

Not all fake news is the same. To paraphrase George Orwell, some news is more fake than others.So how do you tell the difference? Here’s my quick guide to the five types of fake news you may see in your everyday life:1. 100% False. Pope Francis is dead. So is Paul McCartney. At least they were — if you believed what you saw on social media. The Pope and Sir Paul are just a few of the celebrities whose deaths have been falsely reported online. But even with “RIP Paul McCartney” trending on Twitter, anyone standing next to him would have been able to see that he was clearly still alive.2. Slanted and Biased. The Washington Times recently published their list of fake news stories — including the “fake” story that “Climate change will produce more storms like Hurricane Katrina.” While it’s (thankfully) true that no storm since has matched Katrina’s devastation, the Times seems to use this fact as leverage to discount the reality of climate change. Just because A. climate change can lead to major hurricanes and B. there haven’t been major hurricanes doesn’t mean that C. climate change isn’t real.

Source: The Five Types of Fake News | The Huffington Post

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Martin Nethercutt

Martin Nethercutt

Martin A Nethercutt is a writer, singer, producer and loves music. Creative Director at McCartney Studios Editor-in-Chief at McCartney Times Creator-in-Chief at Geist Musik President (title) at McCartney Multimedia, Inc. Went to Albert-Schweitzer-Schule Kassel Lives in Playa del Rey From Kassel, Germany Married to Ruth McCartney

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