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“Storm Area 51” Was a Fake News Story

Fake news isn’t always about politics.

The primary function of fake news is media profitability. A major source of media profitability these days is pushing anti-Trump hit pieces while tapping in to the lucrative audience of lefties. But the ‘Storm Area 51’ story is a reminder that the media will push assorted fake news that is apolitical on a national level purely to tap into audiences, maximize eyeballs, clicks and all the other stuff.

The ‘Storm Area 51’ story is typical of a particular kind of media fake news that has become extremely prevalent. It involves the media taking a social media trend, removing common sense context and blowing it up for the clicks.

Read the full story from Front Page Mag

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