How Trump's 'fake news' gave authoritarian leaders a new weapon

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By co-opting the term to describe any negative media coverage, Trump helped other countries explain away atrocities

Since taking office Donald Trump has popularized the term fake news, using it to criticize unfavorable news in mainstream media, media organizations and on one occasion, even an individual person.

But since Trump brought it to public attention the term has also been borrowed by leaders of countries around the world – particularly those in charge of authoritarian regimes.

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