Some "fake news" with an important message — that's the goal behind a newsstand that popped up in Manhattan on Tuesday morning.
For a few hours, the Columbia Journal Review featured the newsstand installation at the corner of West 42nd Street and 6th Avenue in Bryant Park in Midtown. The magazine designed it with newspapers and magazines that appear real, but really are bogus headlines taken from the internet.
"What we noticed if you look at a list of the most shared fake headlines on the internet, when you read them, they're fairly absurd, right? But people still believe them and still share them," said Kyle Pope, the editor and publisher of the Columbia Journalism Review. "We thought what if we take them out of the internet and put them in the real world, as a way to sort of show people how ridiculous it is?"
Each story featured on the newsstand was false but was heavily shared and promoted when it was published online.