From the first time you learned about the concept of fake news, you probably didn’t think it could get worse. But something new often shows how much worse things can get. Luckily, we’re privy to many of these things before they become widespread. In a way, that makes it easier to spot them and make sure they don’t catch on. Still, plenty of details were so unbelievable at first that now they seem entirely plausible.
Fake news has been tricking people since ancient times. The internet just made it easier than ever before to do so with massive reach and minimal effort. Even so, we thought we had seen the worst until this phenomenon started appearing like wildfire over the last few years. Before, it was hard to tell if something was real, but now it’s on this list.