Native American Activists Tricked The Entire Internet Into Thinking The Redskins Changed Their Name To The Redhawks
The Internet is a dangerous place. People’s lives have been ruined by one tweet. Careers shattered by a deep dive into one’s social media account. Hell, if it weren’t for the internet, none of us would have ever found out that Harvey Weinstein whacked off into a flower pot. How would we have advanced as a civilization? The days of downloading two pornos on Limewire in the morning so they buffer when you got home from work and chatting on AOL Instant Messenger have been replaced with our whole lives being lived out online. Someone got bullied? By tomorrow morning that kid will be on Ellen. The internet is so goddamn reactionary and many times it backfires.
Take for example the incident that happened this week that caused an uproar on the world wide web. According to Awful Announcing, Native American activists at the Rising Hearts coalition started a very believable fake-sports-news campaign by creating fake websites designed to look like the Washington Post, ESPN, Bleacher Report, Sports Illustrated, etc. and announcing that the Redskins organization has changed its name to The Washington Redhawks. Check out some of the news reports below and how closely the sites resemble the ones their fraudulently copying.