Crying 'fake news' is handy for politicians but toxic for democracy | Lenore Taylor

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Instead of helping efforts to keep fact and fiction clearly separate, the claim is now being used to blur the delineation between them even further

For a moment, I thought the ascent of fake news might shock, maybe even shame, political debate back to facts and reality. Silly me.

Crying “fake news” has become just another tactic to avoid a fact-based argument.

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