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Donald Trump Tweeted A Proposal For A Fake News Trophy (So We Organised One)

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Mon, 27 Nov 2017 15:58:14 Z)

Did President Donald Trump actually propose setting up a Fake News Trophy contest? He did indeed, via this tweet:

Knowing how things organised by the government tend to go over budget and never get delivered on time we decided to help him out by setting up a simple Twitter poll:

You can vote for all three big networks, plus CNN and not including Fox. In one day we'll announce the winner, on time and under budget!

You're welcome Mr. President!


About the author:

Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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