The National Journal’s Shane Goldmacher recently detailed efforts by the National Republican Congressional Committee to attack Democratic challengers and incumbents using fake “news sites,” promoted through advertising.
“The NRCC’s single-page sites are designed to appear to be a local news portal, with logos like ‘North County Update’ or ‘Central Valley Update.’ The articles begin in the impartial voice of a political fact-checking site, hoping to lure in readers. ‘We’ll take a look at her record and let you decide,’ starts one. Then they gradually morph into more biting language.”
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