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Fake News

Stories about right-wing websites and social media accounts that knowingly publish misleading information and hoaxes

Fake news sites and social media accounts proliferated during the 2016 elections and spread hoaxes and deliberate false information to millions of Americans, a trend that has continued since through other means such as memes. Some -- but not all -- of those spreading false material are operated by people in foreign countries for profit, and those foreign spammers have often used a network of interconnected fake news outlets to spread their material.

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