Deceptive news stories (i.e. "Fake News") in social media is due to Bots (Software programs) creating phony IDS that "like" or link to these sources. However, search engines have been manipulated this way since the birth of the internet. Deceptive, phony, and racist websites have often appeared in the top of search results such as Google. It is why you MUST look at public websites with SCRUTINY.
Stereotypes are often reinforced by media and news stories. Below is an example how cartoons could actually shape young minds to think particular races, genders, and types of persons in a very simplistic lens.