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How I Became Fake News
« on: August 23, 2017, 08:10:51 PM »
How I Became Fake News

Last Sunday evening, I received a worried call from my sister asking if I had spoken with my mother and father. I had spent the day doing interviews about the vehicle attack I witnessed the day before while protesting the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville and had not been in front of a computer all day. She told me that my parents’ home address had been posted on a neo-Nazi conspiracy theorist message board.

“They are suggesting that you arranged the attack, Brennan,” she said. “There are death threats against you.”...
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Re: How I Became Fake News
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2017, 08:32:16 PM »
Yikes.  The vigilante-mob aspect of the 'net is frightening, especially since truth often doesn't matter.
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