Fake news: how misinformation became the new front in US political warfare

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the Guardian—Almost 70% of Americans feel fake news has greatly impacted their confidence in government institutions, a new study says As the US gears up for its next general election, half of Americans view fake news as a bigger threat to the country than terrorism, illegal immigration, violent crime or racism, according to a new study. The 2016 presidential race was widely regarded as a wakeup call to the spectre of foreign influence, following what the US government concluded was a ‘systematic’ Russian...

Donald Trump: Social Media Allows Us to Fight Fake News and Fake Polling. President Donald Trump praised the power of social media on Wednesday, employing it to criticize polling from the establishment media.