Washington Post ends its debunking column


The bottom line: hoaxes and scams get more attention. Washington Post ends its “What was Fake” column after a 1-1/2 year run. They found that over the years, what started as debunking and truth-telling has become viral “via old-fashioned schadenfreude – even hate.” Rick-rolling, trolling, exploiting, and sensationalism is at an all-time high with people wanting information confirming and conforming to their views.