Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday August 14, 2012

It's Not Hard To Punk The Apple-Loving Press

Intentionally feeding fake news to the media to watch them fall all over themselves to be the first to report on the fake rumor? Now that was just mean....kinda funny...but mean. stick out tongue

In a matter of hours, news of the "asymmetric screw" had spread across the Web, generating hundreds of credulous headlines, angry tweets, Google+ commentary and YouTube videos. On Monday, in a post entitled How we screwed (almost) the whole Apple community, Day 4's Lukasz Lindell announced that the screw was a hoax -- a "test" to see how easy it would be to spread disinformation through the media.