• Fake news is nothing new - here's how it killed my ancestor over 300 years ago

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    Fake news isn't a new phenomenon.
    In 1678, rumors of a fabricated plot against the king gripped England.
    Public sentiments became more heated in the wake of a mysterious murder.
    Many innocent people were hanged, drawn, and quartered.
    Fake news seems to be everywhere nowadays.
    It spreads like crazy across the web and is blind to ideology . It's allegedly a tactic used in Russia's campaign to influence democratic elections . It's a favorite term of President Donald Trump, too - especially when it comes to unflattering media coverage.
    It's also easier than ever for conspiracy theories to gain...
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