‘Fake Newsstand’ turns out to be excitingly real in New York
The spread of misinformation is a real problem as 1 in 4 Americans say they’ve shared propaganda online, and two-thirds believe ‘fake news’ influenced the 2016 election in the country. To confront people with the misinformation they’re spreading, the Columbia Journalism Review created the Fake Newsstand. The campaign sensationalized headlines from the Internet on the covers of what looked like real newspapers and magazines, and distributed them at a kiosk in New York City. Each fake publication contained an insert that explained how to spot false news.