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“Hello,” We Lied

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Laura Gamse
Daydream Reels
Mike Diva
Bernard Myburgh
Mike Diva
Steven O’Brien
Lostboyevsky
Sony Cleveland
Greg Sinibaldi
Jesse Canterbury
Laura Gamse
Laura Gamse

Jestin Coler’s fake news empire arguably swayed the 2016 U.S. election. Ordained “The Fake News King” by National Public Radio, Jestin Coler built a network of websites meant to “infiltrate the echo chambers of the alt-right”. His empire soon grew to mimic the media monolith it satirized. As 2020 approaches and Coler’s techniques are adopted by armies of fake news purveyors, virality and reality intertwine in front of our eyes. Is truth in the eye of the beholder?
To millions of Americans, the term “fake news” itself has come to describe not peddlers of falsehoods but the traditional news media. Have we opened Pandora’s Box in the age of “post-truth politics” or exposed a fundamental weakness buried in the spine of “Truth” as we know it?
In the famously flubbed words of former president George W. Bush: “There’s an old saying in Tennessee… Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me, can’t get fooled again.” Or can we?

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Ethan Barrett
Ethan Barrett
Ethan Barrett
Ethan Barrett
Ethan Barrett
Ethan Barrett
Ethan Barrett
Ethan Barrett
Ethan Barrett
Ethan Barrett
A scrappy little earthworm is sick of being a worm. He ditches his belly-crawling, mud-chomping friends and follows around a couple of caterpillars. He tries to eat a leaf, but can’t. He tries to walk on legs like them, but can’t. He even tries to fly, but he just can’t fit in, no matter how hard he tries. It won’t be long, however, before he’ll have to use his worminess to save the day!