Tracing a fake news story, from parody site to FoxNews.com

How does a clearly fake story about a Russian warplane and a United States Navy destroyer end up as a FoxNews.com story? The NY Times traces it, from its origin on a parody website, to Facebook, to Russian TV, to The Sun (British tabloid), to FoxNews.com.

The Sun at least hinted at problems with the story, calling it a “bizarre propaganda report” and quoting the Pentagon denying that General Gorenc had commented. Another tabloid, The Daily Express, later posted an article suggesting

What feeling does this article give you?
Joy
Disgust
Fear
Anger
Sadness

#hashtags to follow:

United States Navy [+]    FoxNews [+]    NY Times [+]    Facebook [+]    Russian TV [+]    Pentagon [+]    General Gorenc [+]    Daily Express [+]   

More #news: