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Interview with a Fake-News Creator by NPR

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'A lot of fake and misleading news stories were shared across social media during the election. One that got a lot of traffic had this headline: 'FBI Agent Suspected In Hillary Email Leaks Found Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide.' The story is completely false, but it was shared on Facebook over half a million times. We wondered who was behind that story and why it was written.' NPR tracked down Jestin Coler, whose company, Disinfomedia, is behind some fake news sites. 'The whole idea from the start was to build a site that could kind of infiltrate the echo chambers of the alt-right,' he says. Meanwhile he apparently makes five figures monthly on ads.

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