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Month: July 2019 (Page 1 of 3)

Governments are making fake news a crime but it could stifle free speech – Alana Schetzer

The rapid spread of fake news can influence millions of people, impacting elections and financial markets. A study on the impact of fake news on the 2016 US presidential election, for instance, has found that fake news stories about Hillary Clinton was “very strongly linked” to the defection of voters who supported Barack Obama in the previous election. Continue reading

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