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August 13, 2014


GOP Creating Fake News Sites

"The National Republican Congressional Committee, which came under fire earlier this year for a deceptive series of fake Democratic candidate websites that it later changed after public outcry, has launched a new set of deceptive websites, this time designed to look like local news sources," National Journal reports.

"The NRCC has created about two dozen of these new faux news sites targeting Democrats, both challengers and incumbents, and is promoting them across the country with localized Google search ads... The articles begin in the impartial voice of a political fact-checking site, hoping to lure in readers... Then they gradually morph into more biting language. At the very bottom, in a box, is the disclaimer that the NRCC paid for the site."












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