‘Nothing on this page is real’: How lies become truth in online America (Washington Post)

Washington Post: ‘Nothing on this page is real’: How lies become truth in online America. “The only light in the house came from the glow of three computer monitors, and Christopher Blair, 46, sat down at a keyboard and started to type. His wife had left for work and his children were on their way to school, but waiting online was his other community, an unreality where nothing was exactly as it seemed. He logged onto his website and began to invent his first news story of the day.” So why would someone do something like this? Read the whole article including this bit from the story: “In a good month, the advertising revenue from his website earned him as much as $15,000, and it had also won him a loyal army of online fans.”

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