Major U.S. companies accidentally fund fake news

Screen capture of a page from the website World News Daily Report shows an ad for a Fiat Chrysler–manufactured pickup truck attached to a fictional story about the artist Yoko Ono and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Marketwatch:

“Yoko Ono: ‘I Had An Affair With Hillary Clinton In The ’70s,’ ” read the headline in World News Daily Report, a website that peddles made-up stories.

Next to the story? An ad for the 2017 Ram 1500 truck, made by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV.

Big brands, often inadvertently, are helping fund the websites at the center of a growing controversy over misinformation on the internet.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s