The Telltale Signs of a Fake 'Atlantic' Article
Alexis C. Madrigal
A look-alike story was briefly publicized as part of a 2017 disinformation campaign.
In 2017, a counterfeit
article was circulated as part of a global disinformation campaign. This
piece (which is very much real) looks at how to spot fake stories when they appear
The Atlantic was one of the news organizations targeted by an Iran-linked disinformation campaign. If you knew what to look for, it was obvious the look-alike was fake,
piece on disinformation and a fake
story by a real writer,
on the Disinformation Age. He spots a story dressed like
& says it "exploits the open nature of the web's underlying code, the frenzied nature of online news consumption & people's trust that a website is what it looks like"
The Atlantic was one of the news organizations targeted by an Iran-linked disinformation campaign.
explains how to spot a fake article
Among other things, no one here would get away with a lede this bad