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Old 06 November 2016, 01:30 PM
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Read This! The rise and rise of fake news (BBC Trending)

The deliberate making up of news stories to fool or entertain is nothing new. But the arrival of social media has meant real and fictional stories are now presented in such a similar way that it can sometimes be difficult to tell the two apart.

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Brooke Binkowski from Snopes, one of the largest fact checking websites which fights online misinformation, believes that while individual fake news stories may not be dangerous their potential to cause damage becomes more powerful over time and when considered in the aggregate.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-37846860
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