“Fake news” is making headlines this year, but online hoaxes are nothing new. They’ve existed for as long as the internet has been around. In the 1990s, computer-virus warnings and missing-child hoaxes invaded the web, mostly via email and text-based websites. Then came the rise of online photos and videos, which spurred a new wave…

via Tips on fighting fake news from the people who debunk it for a living — Quartz

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