Buzzfeed Reveals Billion Dollar Hoax


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Buzzfeed posted an interesting story about what amounts to a cottage industry whose primary product is fake news.

There are multiple examples cited in the story. The centerpiece explains a 35-page document that was submitted as proof of a $1.6 billion wire transfer from ExxonMobil to the Trump Organization. The money was alleged to be a bribe that resulted in Rex Tillerson’s appointment as Secretary of State.

Buzzfeed does a good job of breaking down the forgery, including an interactive section called “Anatomy of a Phony Document.”

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It is worth a read.