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Why fake news is almost impossible to kill

It will continue to live on as long as there are people eager to spread it, and people eager to believe it.
Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 05:50

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Actually, as Financial Times recently noted, false reportage dates to at least the propaganda war between Mark Antony and Octavian - fought in the century before the birth of Christ.

IF we can learn anything from the latest triple-bank-shot of a conspiracy theory coursing through the alt-reality media - this one involving the unsolved murder of a Democratic National Committee staff member named Seth Rich - it's this: Fake news dies hard.

God knows people have tried.

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