The Spread Of Fake News Through Transmediation - In Altered Facebook news headline jolts Virginia GOP governors primary I noticed this p.age: “Critics complain altered headlines are a new kind of “fake news” to fool casual readers. This is unavailable. Watch Queue Queue. Watch Queue Queue It’s too soon to say whether Google’s and Facebook’s attempts to clamp down on fake news will have a significant impact. But fabricated stories posing as serious journalism are not likely to go away as they have become a means for some writers to make money and potentially influence public opinion. Although fake news is recognized as harmful and can be prevented through fact checking, transmedia techniques make it easier for fake news to spread because it allows creators to target an au.nce that will reject the truth in favor of their vie.oints and spread the misinformation further. Presenting truth when falsehoods appear remains the solution, but the increase in those false hoods requires a similar increase in truth, along with vigilance and the ability to reach a like-minded au.nce. The Spread Of Fake News Through Transmediation.