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Preppy Preppers

by M.G. Siegler

 

From Headline to Photograph, a Fake News Masterpiece

www.nytimes.com

Lastly, continuing a thematic trend, here's a crazy look by Scott Shane into Cameron Harris, a recent college graduate who pulled six million people into his bogus story about the discovery of fraudulent ballots for Hillary Clinton.

That was exactly the insight on which Mr. Harris said he built his transient business: that people wanted to be fed evidence, however implausible, to support their beliefs. “At first it kind of shocked me — the response I was getting,” he said. “How easily people would believe it. It was almost like a sociological experiment,” added Mr. Harris, who majored in political science and economics.

Welcome to the internet, Mr. Harris. Now get lost.

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