Fake News

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June 21, 2019 - 4:41 pm
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts:
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 2, 2019, file photo, a man browses through the Twitter account of Alt News, a fact-checking website. A new survey says half of U.S. adults consider fake news a major problem, and they mostly blame politicians and activists for it. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri, File)
June 05, 2019 - 10:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Half of U.S. adults consider fake news a major problem, and they mostly blame politicians and activists for it, according to a new survey. A majority also believe journalists have the responsibility for fixing it. Differences in political affiliation are a major factor in how people...
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Marine One with President Donald Trump aboard, departs the South Lawn of the White House, Thursday, April 18, 2019, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. President Trump is traveling to his Mar-a-lago estate to spend the Easter weekend in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 20, 2019 - 5:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump and his team love to deride unfavorable stories as "fake news," but it's clear from Robert Mueller's report that the special counsel isn't buying it. While there are a few exceptions, Mueller's investigation repeatedly supports news reporting that was done on...
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March 15, 2019 - 3:46 pm
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week
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February 22, 2019 - 5:31 pm
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week.
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January 09, 2019 - 2:55 pm
By SETH BORENSTEIN , AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharing false information on Facebook is old. People over 65 and ultra conservatives shared about seven times more fake information masquerading as news on the social media site than younger adults, moderates and super liberals during the...
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a Trump supporter holds up a T-shirt reading "You Are Fake News"
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October 30, 2018 - 8:40 pm
"I'm 6-foot-5, 300 pounds," he said. "I've had somebody try to grab my camera. When it gets to that point, where does it stop? It's a tough time to be a journalist."
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Facebook War Room
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October 18, 2018 - 8:30 pm
In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook's expansive Silicon Valley campus, a locked door bears a taped-on sign that reads "War Room." Behind the door lies a nerve center the social network has set up to combat fake accounts and bogus news stories ahead of upcoming elections.
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July 13, 2018 - 3:31 pm
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts:
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June 08, 2018 - 4:23 pm
By The Associated Press A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: ___ NOT REAL: Delta Airline is celebrating...
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