The biggest fake news stories of 2016 are getting increasingly harder to spot, according to researchers.
As fake news spreads in the U.S., it’s becoming more difficult to distinguish between real news and fake news.
Here are 10 examples: 1.
The Washington Post reported the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on March 3, citing anonymous sources.
CNN reported on March 10 that former President Donald Trump had ordered his National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to end any future conversations with Russia.
The BBC reported March 12 that Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the destruction of the World Trade Center.
The New York Times reported on May 6 that the Trump White House has been briefed by intelligence officials about Russian hacking.
The AP reported that a Russian hacking campaign was successful in damaging Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Russian hackers were behind the DNC hack.
The Daily Beast reported on April 29 that a senior U.K. politician was calling for the British Parliament to vote to leave the European Union.
The Hill reported on July 8 that the White House had fired a senior official for allegedly leaking classified information to a reporter.
The Hollywood Reporter reported on Aug. 3 that a “top official” in the Department of Homeland Security had told his bosses to make sure that a Trump administration drone strike would kill a senior Taliban leader in Afghanistan.
The ABC reported on June 27 that a Republican congressman had complained that President Donald Trumps “campaign” had been “more about the campaign than anything else.”