Fake news. What's the worst that could happen? I myself have to ask, wait, is this real? Can we find this on other sites and are there other sources reporting this? Unfortunately, the fake news spreads worse than that rash you haven't had looked at yet.
We were victim of it last week with CNN showing porn story. The postings started from well known sources, but then three or four hours into the scandal, someone put some ointment on the rash and people started saying "it ain't true!" But can fake news be stopped? It's a never ending battle, like Trump's tweets. You spend all your time saying WTF and calling him out on the last one, but then he's already tweeted four more. Or it's like listening to republican talk radio when 3 different hosts for two hours a piece read the same exact "news." Well, if three of them said it, it has to be true.
Unfortunately, someone with a gun was listening to the fake news snowball and took action into his own hands.
The man told police he had come to the restaurant to “self-investigate” a false election-related conspiracy theory involving Hillary Clinton that spread online during her presidential campaign.
Police said 28-year-old Edgar Maddison Welch, of Salisbury, North Carolina, walked in the front door of Comet Ping Pong and pointed a firearm in the direction of a restaurant employee. The employee was able to flee and notify police. Police said Welch proceeded to discharge the rifle inside the restaurant; they think that all other occupants had fled when Welch began shooting.
The restaurant’s owner and employees were threatened on social media in the days before the election after fake news stories circulated claiming that then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her campaign chief were running a child sex ring from the restaurant’s backrooms.
Last month, citing its policy against posting the personal information of others, Reddit banned the “pizzagate” topic.
But it didn’t stop the harassment, and nearby businesses have received threats as well, according to police. On Sunday, Washington Post reporters involved in this article were the target of online threats shortly after it posted.
Matt Carr, the owner of the Little Red Fox market and coffee shop, which is next door to Comet Ping Pong, said his business started getting threats last weekend. They got 30 to 40 calls before they stopped answering calls from blocked numbers, he said. “One person said he wanted to line us up in front of a firing squad,” said Carr, who spent more than an hour in lockdown with his employees Sunday. – nationalpost.com
How can we stop the fake news when people believe everything they hear and what ever comes second is false. People believe the negative before the positive. It's easier that way.
Good luck 'Merika.