Our Founding Fathers Anticipated ‘Fake News’; Here’s What They Did About It

When the framers met at the Constitutional Convention in 1787, freedom of the press and what it would mean for the future of the country was certainly on their minds.

 

The Founders Anticipated ‘Fake News.’ Here’s What They Did About It.

Following the presidential election, numerous stories surfaced about how “fake news” influenced the results. This prompted a reaction from the media and a concerted effort by the social media giant, Facebook, to crack down on the phenomenon—announcing that it would in in part using liberal fact-checkers to distinguish the “real” from the “fake” news. The truth…

 

 



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