Avoid confusion: read the ‘label’

You probably take it for granted. You see “ABCnews” in the URL and don’t go any further.

Wrong.

A story about a Trump protester being paid by the Clinton campaign was taken as emes (“truth” in Yiddish) by too many people. After all, it came from ABC, right?

Wrong again.

The story, “Donald Trump Protester Speaks Out: ‘I Was Paid $3,500 To Protest Trump’s Rally’,” comes from a phony site with the dead-giveaway URL ABCnews.com.co. The ridiculously poorly-worded headline should also be a clue. The “writer,” if there even was one, uses the byline “ABC News,” but that’s obviously a lie. Isn’t there some way to bring action against these fakers? As soon as one weed is cut, a dozen more pop up in its place. You have to give it to these people though, they’re patient.

Donald Trump protester paid $3,500

So remember, video and audio can be edited and illustrations can be photo-shopped. Pay attention to the source.

Read the label.

 

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