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Craig Silverman, a Toronto-based journalist with a long track record of reporting on misinformation and media errors, headed up Buzz Feed’s analysis of fake news on Facebook during the 2016 election.
"Conspiracy theories, hoaxes, anonymous messaging … these things have always been around and circulating," said Silverman, now Buzz Feed’s media editor.
In 2016, the prevalence of political fact abuse – promulgated by the words of two polarizing presidential candidates and their passionate supporters – gave rise to a spreading of fake news with unprecedented impunity.
Fake news: Hillary Clinton is running a child sex ring out of a pizza shop.
For those who care about accuracy and evidence, it’s time to recognize that something really has gone off course.
Clinton emboldened her detractors and turned off undecideds with a lawyerly parsing of facts that left many feeling that she was lying. Each year, Politi Fact awards a "Lie of the Year" to take stock of a misrepresentation that arguably beats all others in its impact or ridiculousness. With such a deep backlash against being truthful in political speech, no one person (though there are world-class frontrunners) and no one political claim perfectly stands out as the dust settles from an extraordinary campaign.
Bad actors would create fictitious Web pages that people couldn’t resist sharing: claims that Pope Francis endorsed Donald Trump, or that Hillary Clinton sold weapons to ISIS, or that she helped fund ISIS.
(None of those things is true.) The popular website Buzz Feed analyzed the interest in these fake stories and found that they got more shares, reactions and comments during the final three months of the campaign than real stories from the and CNN, for example.
Rather than simply referring to the time after a specified situation or event – as in magazine.
Reflecting on the Iran-Contra scandal and the Persian Gulf War, Tesich lamented that ‘we, as a free people, have freely decided that we want to live in some post-truth world’.
used with reference to a situation in which a woman or member of a minority group ascends to a leadership position in challenging circumstances where the risk of failure is high.