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“Did you hear? Suzie told Joe that… and then Linda and Carrie… Oh my gosh, I can’t believe he did that!” Juicy gossip, exaggerated stories, slanderous lies. You would think it does not extend beyond the tanbark of the playground, but false information has made its way into the trusted institutions of the U.S. President Donald Trump claims to oppose fake news in the media, as shown through his prominent status as a notorious tweeter: “FAKE NEWS media knowingly doesn’t tell the truth. A great danger to our country. The failing @nytimes has become a joke. Likewise @CNN. Sad!” His petulant complaints attempt to redirect the spotlight away from the White House’s blunders and falsified facts.

Despite being a main source of the fake news, the White House has taken measures to work towards what they believe is resolving the issue of “Fake News” in the media. Sean Spicer, White House press secretary, raised many eyebrows when he chose to ban certain journalist organizations...

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