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InfoWars To Be Renamed InfoPeace After Peace Agreement Signed

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Sun, 01 Apr 2018 13:21:37 Z)

Folks, the vicious feud between President Trump and the fake news media has finally come to an end. After prolonged secret negotiations brokered by the Dalai Lama and international disarmament expert Claire Wardle the various warring factions have decided to burry the hatchet: Donald Trump, George Soros, the Illuminati, the owers of Comet Ping Pong Pizza, Alex Jones, Twitter, Facebook, the vast Right-Wing Conspiracy, CNN, the union of paid liberal trolls, NASA's chemtrail division, Cambridge Analytica, Snopes and even the Social Justice Warriors of America...

All of them were present this morning at a secret treaty signing ceremony held in the basement of the White House. The parties all agreed to cease hostilities and to treat each other with respect and dignity from now on, using only reasoned arguments and completely banning the use of alternative facts on the information battlefield.

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To celebrate the signing of the treaty InfoWars host Alex Jones announced a rebranding to "InfoPeace" and he used the opportunity to promote his new food supplement "PeaceForce+" which is now available for just $29,99 in the InfoPeace webstore.

Screenshot of https://www.infowars.com/

Yeah, no, that didn't really happen as you probably guessed by now.

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About the author:

Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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