rstrats, I'll tell you what fake news is; predicating the whole Watchtower organisation on the news of a fake event in heaven.
The idea that JC came to power in 1874 was wishful thinking based on the gullibility of Second Adventists and their desire to witness fulfillment of Bible prophecy. It was all hype and no substance as usual.
Like all spiritual things there was no evidence and no proof. There is at least evidence they were wrong because they had to change the date.