Top 5 Fake News Stories On Facebook
TOP 5 FAKE NEWS STORIES: Welcome to Be Less Stupid, I’m your host, Jon Hotchkiss, a former writer for Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, the former show-runner of the series Penn & Teller: Bullshit, and for two years, I played Cookie on “Empire.”
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Today we’re doing a special episode of Be Less Stupid, featuring the week’s best fake news from Russian hackers on Facebook.
Here’s how it works: A few months ago, I set up a Facebook account under a fake name and I joined about 100 pro-Trump groups, with more than a million members in total… And from this perch hidden inside the world of Trump voters, I’m able to monitor what they’re saying, sharing, and more importantly, the kind of fake news they’re being fed by Russian hackers.
And just to be 100% clear: the stories I’m showing you are the real posts being fed to millions of Trump supporters on Facebook… They’ve all been “liked” or shared hundreds of thousands of times.
So here we go: The Top 5 Pro-Trump Fake News Stories of the Week From Russian Hackers on Facebook.
Coming in at #5: Donald Trump signed an executive order giving $612 dollars to every legal adult in the US.
The story goes on to say that Trump is encouraging his base to use the cash to pay for life’s essentials, like food, rent and ammunition.