Websites That Peddle Disinformation Make Millions of Dollars in Ads, New Study Finds

By Clare Duffy Updated 3:57 PM ET, Sun August 18, 2019

Fleecing the rubes by propagating hateful conspiracies is a lucrative business with traffic fed from two main sources. The first would be the obsessive extremists themselves, who are often loners with no friends and nothing to do all day but visit extremist sites seeking reassurance, justification, and sympathy for …