the stream

selling your weapons to all sides

Alexander Bochmann Thursday 02 of March, 2017
Ok, so not really weapons, more like an online outrage generator: BuzzFeed News traced a group of liberal and conservative websites back to the same company. “The product they’re pitching is outrage,” said one liberal writer.

buzzfeed wrote:
It’s unclear if the people running American News LLC use the same writers for their conservative and liberal websites, or if they have separate teams. What is clear is at least one of their sites is using fake author photos. The author page for God Today lists two writers, Henry Freeman and John Sullivan. The photos for these writers are taken from stock video footage.

(Via netzpolitik.org (german).)