‘Fake News Stand’ Open in New York City

A magazine stand that offers newspapers and magazines with fake news has opened on Tuesday in central New York City.

Publications at the stand carry headlines such as “Hillary Clinton Ordered Uranium Delivered to Russia” and “Hollywood Elites Use Baby Blood to Get High.”

These fake articles are said to have been widely read online. A study by the Columbia Journalism Review found 75 percent of Americans were duped by a false story on the internet, and that unverified stories are 70 percent more likely to be shared or re-tweeted.

The stand was created by the editor of the Columbia Journalism Review, who explained that its aim is to raise public awareness of fake news by showing how absurd the stories look when published.

A visitor to the stand said many of his friends send him fake news via social media, so it’s important to fact-check.


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