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National Journal Explores Fake NRCC ‘News Sites’

The National Journal’s Shane Goldmacher recently detailed efforts by the National Republican Congressional Committee to attack Democratic challengers and incumbents using fake “news sites,” promoted through advertising.

Goldmacher writes:

“The NRCC’s single-page sites are designed to appear to be a local news portal, with logos like ‘North County Update’ or ‘Central Valley Update.’ The articles begin in the impartial voice of a political fact-checking site, hoping to lure in readers. ‘We’ll take a look at her record and let you decide,’ starts one. Then they gradually morph into more biting language.”

Read the full story here.

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