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Most famous fake news of world – 80 years old

Most famous fake news of world – Though they are talked about rather recently, fake news is as old as journalism itself. On 30 October 2018, the most famous of them celebrated the 80th birthday! We’re talking about Orson Welles’s radio play ‘War of the Worlds’, which in 1938 on the occasion of Halloween celebrated broadcasting the CBS station. The live broadcast proved so convincing that the Americans believed in the Martian invasion and … panicked. In thousands of police stations, telephones rang – citizens demanded intervention and asked how to survive the war with aliens. At least that’s how the whole story was presented in the newspapers, although in reality it was … another fake news. Mass hysteria did not break out at all – the press tried only to discredit its new competitor: radio

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