16 Times The Media Used Facts To Spread Lies

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You're probably aware of the epidemic of fake news consuming our media. But there's something more insidious going on, where outlets will take a fact that is true, but present it in a context that spreads false information. And there's an absolute pandemic of media outlets doing just that.

These examples are just from the past six months.

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A number of news outlets reported that the Tide Pod Challenge was putting teens in danger. GRAGh GMA COVER STORY NEW ALERT ABOUT DANGEROUS ONLINE TR

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California passes a bill that would effectively ban the sale of the Holy Bible noly Bible SORED This news story that was repeated by conservative me

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Some news outlets claimed that President' Trump exempted Ivanka Trump's clothing brand from import tariffs. IVANKA TRUMP Although the claim is technic

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Right-wing media such as Gateway Pundit and Infowars blamed Antifa for the Amtrak derailment by linking it to a claim by Antifa that they poured concr

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CNN Claims EVERY TOP NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER THIS YEAR HAS BEEN ABOUT TRUMP. MICHAEL DAVID ISIKOF CORN DEAR IRF A AND RELIABLE 8 DYAMER PYALTY FUR

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recently ran a story that nearly a dozen Republican FOX Congress members had called NEWS for a criminal probe into Hillary Clinton and a number of o

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(GRAGKEDON Infowars and Rebel Media mocked Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for asking a woman to say peoplekind instead of mankind because

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Yahoo News claimed that Pope Francis wants Catholic priests to be given the right to marry. Pope Francis never actually made such a statement. He did,

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Conservative sites claimed that Emma Gonzalez, Parkland shooting survivor, had admitted to bullying the shooter prior to the shooting, quoting this fr

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Pro-Trump media are using oprah's friendship with Harvey Weinstein as proof that she's not a good person. They neglect to mention that Donald Trump ad

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The New York Post and other sites have run headlines saying the World Health Organization declared that medical marijuana 'has no health risks. The

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The Facebook page Of News World shared footage claiming it was Of Muslim immigrants attacking the Basilica Of Saint- Denis in France during a mass. Sa

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Several left leaning websites claimed that POTUS skipped the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush because the Bush family hates him (and So he co

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In March, Fox News reported that the construction of the Southern border wall began, citing photos President Trump tweeted as proof. Donald J. Trump @