Wednesday, December 7, 2016


At the same time that a Buzzfeed poll discovered that people believe fake news 75% of the time and real news 83% of the time, HuffPo notes that 56% of Trump supporters would believe Trump over a news source that said he was lying. Meanwhile, Trump is (of course) TIME's Person of the Year.

A secondary danger of fake news (where the primary danger is that it brings fruitcake would-be heroes bearing guns into pizza shops) is that it raises the possibility in people's minds that all news is potentially fake.The effects of that attitude cannot be good for democracy.

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