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We Tracked Down A Fake-News Creator In The Suburbs. Here’s What We Learned

“Some of this has to fall on the readers themselves. The consumers of content have to be better at identifying this stuff. We have a whole nation of media-illiterate people. Really, there needs to be something done.”

Coler says the project was about proving how quickly fake information spreads — though he admitted that the $10k-$30k a month the sites brought in encouraged him to continue.

“The whole idea from the start was to build a site that could kind of infiltrate the echo chambers of the alt-right,” says Jestin Coler, whose company, Disinfomedia, is behind…
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