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Many layers of fake news: Fake fiction and fake news vandalism

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By Smallbones, Bri, and 3family6

Fake news comes in many varieties, and the fakers use Wikipedia to spread it. This month's examples include a fake plot summary of a fictionalized film retelling the story of the very real Charles Manson, and a reporter anonymously vandalizing a Wikipedia article to start media coverage on a politician he doesn't like. The simple censorship of a town's history of racial violence almost looks benign, or at least honest, in comparison.

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With so much fake news around, it's good to see that some reporters can actually find real news.

Odd bits

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As co-writer of much of that particular story, I'll take that into consideration.--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 20:15, 4 September 2019 (UTC)[reply]


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