Fake News Expert On How False Stories Spread And Why People Believe Them

Date: 1/24/2017
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload,news,politics,radio
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Source Date: 12/14/2016
Source Name: NPR
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This is FRESH AIR. I’m Dave Davies in for Terry Gross. So do you remember reading that Hillary Clinton paid Jay Z and Beyonce $62 million dollars for performing at a rally in Cleveland before the election? You might have, but the story is false, one of many posted on hyper-partisan websites and spread by aggressive social media campaigns during the presidential election.

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