An old adage has warned us that you cannot trust everything that is on the internet. If anything, the current presidential election was proof that this "old" tip still holds true. We already know traditional news sites tend to be at least somewhat biased to one of the two ends of the political spectrum, but why would there be outright fake news?
One would think yellow journalism would be long gone by now. First of all, doesn't yellow journalism only appear in print newspapers? And isn't it true that supposedly no one reads newspapers anymore? Finally, since we have all these “new” rules on libel and defamation to keep faulty journalism at bay couldn't one assume that they have been largely doing their job? Unfortunately, it does not seem to be that way.