LONDON — I was in a press room in London last week, waiting for the BBC’s new morning edition.
The BBC’s coverage of the Paris attacks was just one of several reports that came out this week that were made up, in part, of fake news.
These fake news stories came from a range of news outlets, including The Times of London and the Daily Mail, that have been cited as sources by the White House, CNN, BuzzFeed, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Politico, The Wall Street Journal, Politico Magazine, Breitbart, The Hill, The Daily Caller, and The Daily Beast.
The White House claimed the fake news outlets were trying to “attack” President Donald Trump.
The press secretary at the BBC, James Harding, told me that the White the fake stories were “very, very dangerous.”
Harding did not respond to a request for comment.
BuzzFeed News contacted the BBC and a representative for The Times but received no response.
The Daily Mail did not immediately respond to an email requesting comment.
The Wall St Journal did not return requests for comment but later wrote that the paper’s sources “are all credible.”
I was in the room when this occurred.
Harding is one of many in the White Senate and in the West Wing, where fake news is used as a weapon to delegitimize the president, attack his administration, and discredit the media.
BuzzFeed’s Sarah Binder, who also works for the White National Council, told The Washington Free Beacon that fake stories are often used as part of a strategy to “delegitimize” Trump and to “influence the way people view” him.
The Guardian’s Ben Jacobs reported that fake Trump stories are sometimes sourced from mainstream news outlets like The New Yorker and The Washington Times.
Fake news is not new.
BuzzFeed and The Times both published articles last year about the debunked story that Russian hackers were behind the leaks of the emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta.
BuzzFeed also reported last year that fake fake news was being used to “misinform” readers about the health care law.
BuzzFeed has also published articles about fake stories from the right-wing outlet Breitbart.
BuzzFeed itself has been accused of using fake news in stories about climate change and gun control.
BuzzFeed used to publish fake news articles, but it has changed its practices over time.
BuzzFeed reported a total of 1,072 fake news reports in 2016.
BuzzFeed said it suspended 3,000 fake news accounts for using bots and paid retweets to spread fake stories and disinformation in the first six months of 2017.
BuzzFeed stopped the use of paid retweeting in April.
BuzzFeed, BuzzFeed News, and other news outlets rely on social media to reach millions of people and engage with them on topics like politics, sports, and social issues.
Fake stories spread on Facebook and other platforms in part because people can’t distinguish between news articles and “clickbait,” or click-bait-style content that tries to deceive.
BuzzFeed is also responsible for making the fake reports and for disseminating them on its website.
BuzzFeed relies on its content to drive traffic to its websites and apps, as well as the stories themselves.
The fake stories spread by BuzzFeed and others rely on a network of fake accounts to spread their content.
BuzzFeed was not the only outlet that has been used to spread disinformation this year.
The New Orleans Times-Picayune and the Chicago Tribune published fake news about the White Helmets, a volunteer rescue group that rescues victims of Syria’s civil war, last month.
Fake story spread from The Times-picayune’s fake news section and the Tribune’s fake story section.
Fake articles spread from the Chicago Post-Dispatch’s fake article section and The New Hampshire Union Leader’s fake piece section.
The Washington Examiner, the right’s favorite news outlet, also used fake news to spread stories about the Russian election interference story.
The Examiner’s fake articles spread to the fake articles sections of other right-leaning outlets and outlets that were used to push false information about President Donald Trumps administration.
BuzzFeed published fake stories about a fake Trump rally in Portland, Oregon, in December.
BuzzFeed hired an assistant to write fake articles for The New England Journal of Medicine and the New York Daily News.
BuzzFeed employed two interns at The Washington City Paper to write and publish fake stories.
BuzzFeed paid these two interns to write about fake news, according to the Washington Post.
BuzzFeed had to delete all of its fake stories, but The Washington Daily News still used them.
The Post’s fake stories also spread on social platforms like Facebook, BuzzFeed’s website, and Breitbart.
In March, The Times reported that BuzzFeed paid one of its interns to post fake news on Facebook.
BuzzFeed did not confirm or deny the allegations.
BuzzFeed officials have defended its practice of using a fake news platform to spread false information, arguing that it only uses