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The Facts on Fake News—the Art and Anatomy of Lying

The buzzword right now—highjacked by all sides—is “fake news” The phrase is being run through the political hyperbole machine with the power knob at maximum

But what is it?

Well, first off, fake news is nothing new

Ever read a tabloid? They quote “sources” on who got together with whom, who just broke up, who’s having a baby, Elvis sightings—with utter disregard for annoying details like “facts”—and they can be extremely damaging when used to discredit people in the public eye

However, there is a relatively new breed of fake news that is a trending topic in the news

And “trending” has been

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