Analysis and rationality in a nonrational world

June 30, 2006

Link – how to make fake news

Filed under: News reporting — analysis @ 7:09 pm

http://www.mahablog.com/oldsite/2005.07.24_arch.html is a great in-depth description about how fake news gets accepted as reality.

As one who gets apocryphal stories in the mail every day, telling me I should be horrified by those tree-hugging liberals banning Christmas/Easter/church and/or making the world part of the United States, I appreciate his effort in exploring a story that’s been picked up through the country’s established media and even withstood attempts at removal at Wikipedia.org.

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