Fake News

You can’t go anywhere on the web without seeing mention of “fake news,” on which Mrs Clinton blames her defeat. If you go to Google trends, you will find negligible use of the term until September of this year (2016). Then the meme is disseminated and the rate of searches for the term soars.

Obviously this term was promoted by someone although I see no evidence for specific attribution. But it is amazing how a meme can spread like wildfire. Regardless of who originated it, the traditional media pushed hard to promote it, presumably with the idea of discrediting the internet sites that are now their competition.

This should be a real lesson in the power of propaganda. Very scary.

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