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Thursday, May 03, 2012

Obama's Composite Girlfriend: How Politico and Drudge Created Fake News - David A. Graham - Politics - The Atlantic

 "One reason why fake news is so pervasive, so easy to spread, and so hard to debunk is that it almost always has some sort of basis in reality. For example, real-life end-of-life consultation becomes "death panels." Because debunkers have to explain the complex reality in detail, the simpler but false version never gets dislodged. But it's not often that we get to see just how the fake-news sausage gets made."

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