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originally posted by: Darkmadness
a reply to: Hazardous1408
Please feel free to present an argument with evidence so we can begin to define what "fake news" is as a basis for conversation.
What is "real news?"
originally posted by: RickinVa
I really do not think it has anything to do with "fake" news...
That is a red herring.
What they want to stop is "anonymous" sources....... the goal is to associate "anonymous" sources with "fake" news. To muddy the water so to speak.