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General News    H4'ed 11/17/19

We Tracked Down A Fake-News Creator In The Suburbs. Here's What We Learned : All Tech Considered : NPR

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A lot of fake and misleading news stories were shared across social media during the election. One that got a lot of traffic had this headline: 'FBI Agent Suspected In Hillary Email Leaks Found Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide.' The story is completely false, but it was shared on Facebook over half a million times.

We wondered who was behind that story and why it was written. It appeared on a site that had the look and feel of a local newspaper. Denverguardian.com even had the local weather. But it had only one news story — the fake one.

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