NYT Devotes Front-Page Coverage To Irrelevant Fake News Site

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Above the fold on page one of The New York Times Sunday is the story “How a Putin Fan Overseas Pushed Pro-Trump Propaganda To Americans.” The story details how a fake news site, Patriot News, drew viewers in the U.S. While the story has prominent placement, the man behind the website appears to have minimal influence in the U.S.

The Times article reads: “Patriot News — whose postings were viewed and shared tens of thousands of times in the United States — is among a constellation of websites run out of the United Kingdom that are linked to James Dowson, a far-right political activist who advocated Britain’s exit from the European Union and is a fan of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.” (For context, The Daily Caller has gotten over 600 million page views in 2016.) – READ MORE

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