Get rich scams all have one thing in common; they're based on lies.
Lying is a profitable way to make money in the news, social media sites, and blogs.
The mainstream media, and social media, in the 21st century has become so lax with lies that the average reader can't sort them out.
Here's one example of How Fake News Goes Viral
You may have heard that the spread of fake news on FaceBook has affected the outcome of the presidential election.
CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, published a detailed post describing ways the company is going to consider dealing with the problem.
But consider this: Zuckerberg makes money from fake news. Whether the news is real or not, as long as someone "shares" it enough its lucrative for FaceBook.
So, how do fake news sites make money?
Let's count the ways in this video. Here's more ways to spread lies and get rich.
So how do you tell truth from fiction on the age of fake news?
This article summarizes ways to look out for the legion of lies living on the Internet and your television.
Here's Five Tips on How to Spot Fake News.
The main thing to understand is that you can't believe everything you read or see on TV. Unless you check out at least three sources, there's a good chance you'll be eating baloney sandwiches!
I think the thing that bothers me the most is people are not only gullible, but sometimes they're so wrapped up in a warped world view that they can't recognize the truth even if it ran over them!
As a retired journalist, I'm glad that I don't have to deal with the new state of affairs where credibility is tossed for sensationalism and cold cash.
I honestly believe that American journalism has morphed into click bait and partisanship to pander to the under-educated masses who have been dumbed down for the last couple of decades.
Time for me to walk on down the road...