Fake news is big business - and may have handed Trump the election
Fake news doesn’t just spread among the gullible
In May, a website called Winning Democrats published an article claiming that the island of Inishturk would accept American refugees if Donald Trump won the US presidential election. During the election, an online outlet claimed Pope Francis had endorsed Donald Trump, and another reported Hillary Clinton’s impending indictment over her use of a private email server.
Then there are fake-fact memes, including a few bizarre ones condemning social welfare recipients, attributed to people...
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