Thursday, January 19, 2017

The role of the Internet Archive in the rise and fall of a fake news site

The New York times reported on the rise and fall of a fake news site. The site, ChristianTimes, has been deleted, but it was archived by The Internet Archive, enabling the Times to expose the site and its creator Cameron Harris.

Harris ran the site for around 20 weeks and made $22,000 on ads, but he lost his job (and reputation) as a result of The Times story. I've prepared an annotated two-slide teaching presentation on the ChristianTimes and the Internet Archive, which is posted here.

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