A few years ago, the world was still reeling from the revelation that Facebook had been secretly censoring its users.
But this week, a team of researchers has discovered a new way that people can “fake” articles from the internet.
“Fake news” is the term for content created to look like a real article from the other side of the web, without any of the content’s context.
When a user clicks on a fake article, it doesn’t even have to be an actual article.
This is a new method that is potentially revolutionary.
We’ve already seen this before with Facebook’s “news feeds”, and now we know the same trick works on the internet, too.
Here’s how it works.
The first step is to create an article.
“The first thing you need to do is find a real piece of content that you want to create,” says Jason Houghton, the project leader.
He then uses Google’s article generator tool to generate fake articles.
Once he has his fake article ready, he adds some keywords to it and a link to the real article.
When the article is published, the real content will appear on the right-hand side of a news reader, like a normal article.
(This is how the article looks like on the news feed.)
This will be the “story” of the article.
And since the fake article is already published, you can then add a “headline” to it that will read “A fake article.
How do I create it?”
If the fake author agrees to share the story, Houghtons will send it to them in the same way he would a real story.
The article creator has to make sure to share this article with their followers, so they can verify the authenticity of it.
But since there’s no way to verify the story itself, they have to rely on the article generator to do it for them.
Houghons team also tested this new method on their own users.
They noticed a few things: The article was much more readable.
The fake article read more like a regular article.
It wasn’t just a copy and paste job.
It read more in line with the author’s words.
The author of the fake story felt more connected to the article they were creating.
This made them feel more like real people.
And the fake news seemed to be a more compelling article overall.
“You can use it to really build your credibility and show that you’re a real person,” Houghts says.
“There are no fake articles in the real world.”
The story generator also works for fake news, too, but the author of a fake story can’t actually share it with the rest of the world.
This isn’t because fake news doesn’t have real content.
But, the fake articles can’t be shared with anyone else.
Instead, the authors have to take their story to a fake news outlet and give it a real headline.
This fake news will have a fake title, but it will be a story with a real author.
This article generated more traffic, because it’s more credible than a fake one.
It’s also a better story, because people can verify it’s genuine.
That’s the key.
And as it turns out, the article can be written like a story, too—without the fake title.
“I really like the fact that you can do this really well and still get the message across,” Haughton says.
It will be much easier to spread fake news once people know what to look for, and they know what is and isn’t a genuine article.
That means the real news will always have a more persuasive effect on the public.
And this is what we saw with Facebook.
When Facebook began to experiment with its News Feed back in the fall of 2016, the goal was to see if it could get people to share more content from different sources on Facebook.
But in the end, it failed.
People quickly realized that Facebook was just a “fake news” tool.
Facebook’s news feeds were not designed to help people find credible information.
They were built to serve ads, and advertisers liked ads that looked like legitimate news stories.
The real news is the real story, and the fake stories are fake news.
This was obvious to anyone who followed Facebook’s coverage of the 2016 election, and it’s even clearer now.
“What Facebook did in 2016 was a huge success in terms of its ability to manipulate the way people find news,” says Peter Levine, a professor of journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.
“They were able to create a fake environment where there was no doubt about what news was real.”
And so Facebook was able to use the new technique to help its advertisers sell more fake news content to its users—a tactic that Facebook called “fake News.”
But that doesn’t mean it was a bad idea.
“People are really not fooled by fake news,” Hougts says, adding that the