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Fake news taking over, and you might be part of the problem

Fake news taking over, and you might be part of the problem
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I'm sure you're savvy enough to spot a fake when you see one. Knockoff brands of Rolex or Coach, a re-creation versus a real antique, special effects, the list goes on.

But what I bet you don't know is that some "satire" websites are pushing out fake news stories, and fooling the general online community into spreading false rumors.

Remember Crabzilla? That was a silly hoax that spiraled way out of control. It was a goofy story, but many of these satirical news stories can cause serious problems.

For example, it was recently reported that a small town called Purdon, Texas, has been placed under quarantine because a family of five was diagnosed with Ebola. The problem is that this never happened.

Next page: Other fake news stories are causing mass hysteria. 
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