Behind fake news sites: it's all about ad revenue

And the way to riches is pro-Trump articles, whether true, deceptive or fake.

"My audience likes Trump," [one such site owner] said. "I don't want to write bad things about Trump. If I write fake stores about Trump, I lose my audience."

Even articles that are clearly made up or satire get shared and discussed as if they are real news.

The source of income? Mostly AdSense. But recent updates to the AdSense content policies may have cut that off.

Read more at +The New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/25/world/europe/fake-news-donald-trump-hillary-clinton-georgia.html?_r=0
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