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We've had this discussion a time or two FAUX/Satire/News
4/28/2017 5:27:22 PM

Fake News: Conservative Icon Ted Nugent NOT Killed In Hunting Accident


The fake-news-as-satire website The Last Line of Defense posted an article today titled: "BREAKING: Conservative Icon Ted Nugent Killed In Hunting Accident" which claims the entertainer died in a hunting-related accident. The fake story opened:

Ted Nugent, 70's rocker turned hunting guide and conservative icon, was shot and killed early this morning in a tragic hunting accident. While setting up his tree stand just outside a wildlife reserve in Montana, Nugent was fired on and hit in the chest by a hunter with a scope nearly a quarter of a mile away who believed he was a brown bear.

The article was accompanied by a screenshot appearing to be from tv station WESH 2:

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The image is actually a modified and cropped version of a screencap from a story from January 20th 2016 about a real hunting accident.

weshreal.jpgThe site also tends to include nonsensical phrases or insults hints in the list of "categories" under the article titles:

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According to Buzzfeed the site was originally meant to troll conservatives with over the top satirical articles but now appears to be used as a 'source' by a large network of actual fake news sites (not related to the original creator) that all repost the same articles mentioning it as the source but not acknowlediging the satire disclaimer. This causes many people to believe the fake stories especially when they are being shared on social media where all context is removed and only the title, image and description remain. Sites in the network appear to include:

The story has indeed popped up on several of the sites already and as the Trendolizer graph at the end of this article shows there are hundreds of people already sharing it. If you want to reassure fans of Ted Nugent who fell victim to this hoax just point them to this article.

http://hoax-alert.leadstories.com/3468600-fake-news-conservative-icon-ted-nugent-not-killed-in-hunting-accident.html

May Wisdom and the knowledge you gained go with you,



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RE: We've had this discussion a time or two FAUX/Satire/News
4/28/2017 5:38:48 PM
I recommend that instead of mindless sharing, which we all can and have been guilty of, just because we smile, frowned, laughed or cried because of some post or meme we have seen somewhere and just clicked share. It can be a addiction, Most folks, do not bother seeking out the About page or read the disclaimers where most of these sites if they are smart, tell you that they print satire and opinion.

This article also provides some great tips on how to recognize FauxNews sites. Remember it's Entertainment Folks!

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Fake News: Conservative Icon Ted Nugent NOT Killed In Hunting Accident


The fake-news-as-satire website The Last Line of Defense posted an article today titled: "BREAKING: Conservative Icon Ted Nugent Killed In Hunting Accident" which claims the entertainer died in a hunting-related accident. The fake story opened:

Ted Nugent, 70's rocker turned hunting guide and conservative icon, was shot and killed early this morning in a tragic hunting accident. While setting up his tree stand just outside a wildlife reserve in Montana, Nugent was fired on and hit in the chest by a hunter with a scope nearly a quarter of a mile away who believed he was a brown bear.

The article was accompanied by a screenshot appearing to be from tv station WESH 2:

wesh2.jpg

The image is actually a modified and cropped version of a screencap from a story from January 20th 2016 about a real hunting accident.

weshreal.jpgThe site also tends to include nonsensical phrases or insults hints in the list of "categories" under the article titles:

idiotagain.jpg

According to Buzzfeed the site was originally meant to troll conservatives with over the top satirical articles but now appears to be used as a 'source' by a large network of actual fake news sites (not related to the original creator) that all repost the same articles mentioning it as the source but not acknowlediging the satire disclaimer. This causes many people to believe the fake stories especially when they are being shared on social media where all context is removed and only the title, image and description remain. Sites in the network appear to include:

The story has indeed popped up on several of the sites already and as the Trendolizer graph at the end of this article shows there are hundreds of people already sharing it. If you want to reassure fans of Ted Nugent who fell victim to this hoax just point them to this article.

http://hoax-alert.leadstories.com/3468600-fake-news-conservative-icon-ted-nugent-not-killed-in-hunting-accident.html

May Wisdom and the knowledge you gained go with you,



Jim Allen III
Skype: JAllen3D
Everything You Need For Online Success


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