Fake news

President Donald Trump
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AP News
October 14, 2019 - 10:02 am
The White House says President Donald Trump has yet to watch a graphically violent parody video that depicts a likeness of him shooting and stabbing opponents and members of the news media, but based on what he's heard, he "strongly condemns" it. Read more here.
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Trump displays Hurricane Dorian map
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AP News
September 09, 2019 - 12:04 pm
The head of the National Weather Service said forecasters in Birmingham did the right thing Sept. 1 when they tried to combat public panic and rumors that Hurricane Dorian posed a threat to Alabama, a claim made by President Donald Trump. Read more here.
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In this Tuesday, April 2, 2019, file photo, a man browses through the Twitter account of Alt News, a fact-checking website.
Altaf Qadri/AP Photo, File
June 05, 2019 - 10:54 am
By Tali Arbel, AP Business Writer 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...
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The logo of social networking site Facebook is reflected on the screen of a smartphone resting on a laptop keyboard.
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May 23, 2019 - 12:07 pm
By Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook says it removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months. What Facebook's new report Thursday doesn't say, though, is how many it also missed. The increase shows the...
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In this March 8, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump waits for his son Barron Trump, and first lady Melania Trump after speaking with reporters before traveling to Alabama to visit areas affected by the deadly tornadoes.
Evan Vucci/AP
March 13, 2019 - 12:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has had it with the #fakeMelania conspiracy theories that have been circulating on social media. Trump claims that photos of his wife were altered to make it appear that a look-alike accompanied him to Alabama last week to survey tornado damage. Trump's...
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Guy Jones, left, and a supporter of President Donald Trump named Don embrace during a gathering of Native American supporters in front of the Catholic Diocese of Covington in Covington, Ky., Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019.
Bryan Woolston/AP Photo
January 22, 2019 - 1:23 pm
By John Minchillo and Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky boys' school shut down its campus on Tuesday as a precaution and a small protest was held outside their diocese as fallout continued over an encounter between white teenagers, Native American marchers and a...
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This Nov. 1, 2017 file photo shows prints of some of the Facebook ads linked to a Russian effort to disrupt the American political process and stir up tensions around divisive social issues, released by members of the U.S. House Intelligence committee.
Jon Elswick/AP, File
January 09, 2019 - 3:51 pm
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 2016 election season, a new study finds...
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This screen image released by Dictionary.com shows an entry for the word misinformation, which Dictionary.com announced as its 2018 Word of the Year.
Dictionary.com via AP
November 26, 2018 - 9:30 am
By Leanne Italie, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Misinformation, as opposed to disinformation, was chosen Monday as Dictionary.com's word of the year on the tattered coattails of "toxic," picked earlier this month for the same honor by Oxford Dictionaries in these tumultuous times. Jane Solomon,...
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Trump: No place for political violence in US
CNN
October 25, 2018 - 9:25 am
By Veronica Stracqualursi and Liz Stark, CNN (CNN) -- President Donald Trump returned on Thursday to blaming the media for much of the "anger" in society, a day after CNN and Democrats were the targets of explosive devices. "A very big part of the Anger we see today in our society is caused by the...
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Workers gather and sit and their desks during a demonstration in the war room, where Facebook monitors election related content on the platform, in Menlo Park, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018.
AP Photo/Jeff Chiu
October 18, 2018 - 8:23 am
By Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — 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...
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