David Cole writes:
There’s no great mystery why Trump supporters are easier marks for fake-news trolls. Trumpers view the entire mainstream media as being allied against them…and on that score, they’re absolutely correct. As a result of this justifiable paranoia, Trump supporters tend to view the alternative press (or, if you prefer, the “new media”) as a counterbalance to the MSM and its biases. To get the “real news,” you have to go to obscure WordPress sites, or so the theory goes. This too-charitable view of the alternative press does indeed make Trumpers easy targets. One need only register a domain name that sounds appealing to the alt-right, post a few anti-Clinton “satire” pieces, and before you know it, you’re trending on Facebook.