From New York to Washington, DC, people are sharing videos and images of a “faker” being led away in handcuffs by police.
But while the people posting the videos are often fake, the fake-news websites that spread them are real.
Here’s what you need to know.
The Fake News Is Not Fake, It’s Just Fake News!
It is common knowledge that fake news sites like BuzzFeed and Drudge are designed to deceive people into thinking the news they publish is true.
BuzzFeed, which was launched in 2013, is the most widely-shared fake news website in the United States, according to research by the Center for Public Integrity.
BuzzFeed publishes headlines that appear to be true but are actually fake news, like the headline “I am the world’s most popular gay porn star.”
And Drudge, which became a huge success in 2017, is a site that has a clear goal of pushing the narrative that President Donald Trump is a racist and an anti-Semite.
BuzzFeed and the Drudge Report have also been targeted by social media companies like Twitter for their fake news.
But the fake content of these sites is not news.
Rather, they are the product of a deliberate and sophisticated network of internet and digital influencers.
And unlike the real-life “fakers” who are often identified by their real names and pseudonyms, the “fakes” are often paid to promote their stories.
For example, Drudge has a paid-for feature that automatically adds a fake story from a website that uses their logo to promote content.
Drudge is a favorite of social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and Google+ that allow users to share and promote stories that are popular or trending.
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Mark Cuban both regularly use the platform to spread their news.
BuzzFeed is run by Matt Drudge’s son, who has a reputation as an independent news source with no ties to the Drude family.
BuzzFeed also employs some of the most well-known “fake news” bloggers and news producers in the world.
BuzzFeed has partnered with the Drudys for several years, and its platform is widely shared on social media.
The Drudge Family is Not Behind The Fake Stories.
BuzzFeed recently hired former Washington Post reporters who have extensive experience working for Drudge.
As a result, BuzzFeed is not the originator of the fake stories it posts on its platform.
In fact, the posts by Drudge and his family appear to have been edited by someone else.
BuzzFeed says that “Drudge has been and continues to be the originators of some of his own fake news posts.”
BuzzFeed’s CEO Jonah Peretti told ABC News that the “fake-news” posts are a result of BuzzFeed’s editorial team creating content that would be viewed by the fake sites.
The posts were created by people who are paid by BuzzFeed, Peretti said.
“We were aware of this content and decided that it was not appropriate for BuzzFeed to share,” he said.
The company’s content moderation team was also responsible for the content, he added.
BuzzFeed did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment on this report.
Fake News Sites Have a Complex Relationship With Media.
BuzzFeed’s parent company, Advance Publications, owns several online publishing platforms.
However, BuzzFeed operates the platform primarily through a partnership with Advance.
“A key part of the arrangement is that BuzzFeed has to pay Advance to have a content curator handle their content,” said Mark Furlong, the publisher of The Atlantic, the Atlantic Wire, and The Atlantic Wire Plus, among other publications.
“This is a very complicated relationship and a complex relationship to have in a way that allows us to operate as a publisher with a content curatorship relationship with Advance,” Furlond said.
Advance is an international media company that includes The Atlantic and other publications including the New York Times, CNN, BuzzFeed, and BuzzFeed News.
Advance’s content curation teams work with people from the publishing industry who work with the Advance company on content management and promotion.
Advance also owns The Atlantic Daily News, the site that publishes The Atlantic Magazine, and has a digital marketing and content management division for the company.
But it is not uncommon for Advance to partner with other publishers to distribute its content.
“Advance has a huge amount of content on their platforms, and they are able to curate it on a fairly tight time frame, and the content is typically available to a lot of people within a day or two,” Farrong said.
Furloins said that BuzzFeed is constantly working to develop its content curating team and to expand the platform’s reach.
BuzzFeed does not publish any news directly from its platform, Furlon told ABCNews.
BuzzFeed shares links to articles from a variety of other websites and online media outlets that are linked in the BuzzFeed News section of the site.
“As we share content, we try to give it context