Last updated on June 28th, 2020 at 06:06 pm
Reasoning: Extreme Right, Propaganda, Conspiracy, Fake News
Welcome to our new reality. It’s not going to change anytime soon it seems. It started, who knows when at this point and it seems to only grow. Also, who knows if its just Russian Trolls that are doing it now or if there are other countries and even inside actors doing it, but you can certainly trace many of these types of articles and “news” to sites that track known Russian “troll” accounts in twitter, Facebook and Russian News sites like RT.
News and Stories from USA is a site that was registered in Panama (the country) on Oct 25, 2017. Its articles are mostly, if not all, made up rehashed pieces that keep resurfacing. The most recent one I saw is: “Wikileaks Massive Exposure: Here Are 6 Republicans Who Took Bribes From Clinton To ‘Destroy Trump.” This must be new news, right?Well it’s not. Back in January 2017, ABCNews and others had to debunk this same exact story. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/republicans-bribes-hillary-clinton-sabotage-donald-trump/story?id=45064731
The website then was USA News Today, which is still a website, though they don’t seem to be reporting much “NEWS” as it were. I do not suggest going to the website, but here it is. http://www.usanewstoday.com/
So we went from usanewstoday and now newsandstoriesfromusa. They’re consistent, if nothing else, in their naming practices.
We are all subject to confirmation bias and sloppy critical thinking. First, we all need to actually read articles. The headlines are not the article and in these times, they’re mostly click bait. Second, we all need to understand that there are people out there that are only looking to create more tension and misinformation than ever before. It is imperative that we all take a step back from the 24/7 news cycle and look objectively at what is being presented and question the content presented with open minds. (M. Allen 11/26/2017)