Election Related Fake News. It’s the top talk on the net. Being a Donald J Trump supporter we utilized our Facebook page to help make America Great Again!
We blogged many election related articles that were shared to our Facebook page. We also created narrated screen videos that were uploaded and shared with a handful of Donald J Trump related Facebook groups.
Donald J Trump promotion related Facebook Groups were humming with activity. Good posts or videos got hundreds of comments, mostly the ones that bashed ole Crooked Hillary.
We also gained a lot of website clicks from our Facebook page, and page posts shared to Donald J Trump related groups. That’s the easiest way to gain traffic to a Facebook post or page.
Facebook constantly bugs members to “boost this post for $5” but we never opted in to the social networks ads. We didn’t run ads here on Doc’s Place and we’re not going to enrich Mark Zuckerberg’s bank account.
The dark side to this experience was the Fake News posts with catchy titles that enticed a Facebook member to click a link to an external website loaded up with ads.
Facebook was literally infected with these fake news posts. The fake news spam was so bad we unfollowed several groups.
Some of these click artists were really professional about their fake news. This Facebook click bait post took visitors to a website called DenverGuardian.com that even fooled us. After it was outed Google AdSense took back all it’s earnings! 😆
“There was no truth to this story. The Denver Guardian is simply a fake news web site masquerading as the online… https://t.co/TfvuLTp5Rr
— J DeGolier Noetling (@granniebebop) December 7, 2016
There were thousands of these click bait websites infesting Facebook Groups loaded up with Google AdSense and other pay per click ads from other domain sponsors. One really annoying ad from adf.ly covered the sites page requiring a click to get past it.
NBC News published this article about a Macedonian town where high school students were getting rich running fake news websites and sharing to Facebook. Though NBC’s article didn’t specify, most of these click bait websites were shared to Facebook groups. Domain names changed quickly as they were found out to be spam.
VELES, Macedonia – Dimitri points to a picture on his Instagram showing a bar table decked with expensive champagne and sparklers.
It’s from his 18th birthday just four months ago — a lavish party in his east European hometown that he says wouldn’t have been possible without President-elect Donald Trump.
Dimitri — who asked NBC News not to use his real name — is one of dozens of teenagers in the Macedonian town of Veles who got rich during the U.S. presidential election producing fake news for millions on social media.
The articles, sensationalist and often baseless, were posted to Facebook, drawing in armies of readers and earning fake-news writers money from penny-per-click advertising.
Dimitri says he’s earned at least $60,000 in the past six months — far outstripping his parents’ income and transforming his prospects in a town where the average annual wage is $4,800. He is one of the more successful fake news pushers in the area.
His main source of cash? Supporters of America’s president-elect. “Nothing can beat Trump’s supporters when it comes to social media engagement,” he says. “So that’s why we stick with Trump.”
NBC News also aired an article interviewing Jestin Coler the owner of denverguardian.com a WordPress website.
During the NBC Interview, Coler admitted the article was fake. He also stated Google AdSense took back the many thousands earned from Denver Guardian.
This was aired Friday night (11/09/16) but no record if it exists via search. NPR.org published this article uncovering it’s ownership.
The news is now focusing on the Russians hacking our elections and giving Donald Trump the winning edge. Obvious Sore Loser Liberals.. 😆
— POLITICO (@politico) December 12, 2016