Another Blow for Fake News About Fake News: Reason Roundup

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Reason.com—More research on how social media were used to spread disinformation in 2016 finds that the scope and reach of so-called "fake news" were greatly exaggerated. Looking at a large sample of Twitter users, a team of researchers from Harvard, Northeastern University, and SUNY–Buffalo have found that "fake news accounted for nearly 6% of all news consumption, but it was heavily concentrated." Just 1 percent of Twitter users saw 80 percent of the misleading or false content, and only 0.1 percent of...

'You're fake news!': Trump has yet another angry confrontation with CNN's Jim Acosta. CNN's Jim Acosta asked President Donald Trump a lengthy question about immigrant 'invasion' and challenged his use of statistics, only to be told to 'sit down' and called 'fake news.'