The New York Times has an article about fake news stories created by the White House to promote its new Medicare law. This takes disinformation to a new level. However, if the White House hadn’t been the culprit, I would probably be more bemused than concerned. Campaigns in recent memory include fake websites for The Blair Witch Project, a personal robot ad* that really promotes I Robot, and, of course, the lies people tell blind dates.* Is this much different? But, more importantly, has it happened before?

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