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The spread of fake news on social media is a serious problem and CBS News anchor Scott Pelley recently said, “The quickest, most direct way to ruin a democracy is to poison the information.” Well, the President-elect Donald Trump has a habit of spreading fake news.
On Nov. 10, Trump tweeted that post-Election Day protestors were “professional,” but there has been nothing to support that theory.
Back in April, BuzzFeed pointed out Trump’s habit of tweeting fake Albert Einstein quotes.
Trump tweeted a photo implying that a black family attended his campaign rally, but the photo was actually taken at a family reunion, according to BuzzFeed.
Back in February, RedState accused Trump of fabricating a Tom Coburn quote in an attempt to smear then-political rival Ted Cruz.
Trump also accused Cruz’s father of being an associate of the man who killed John F. Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, because of a National Enquirer story.
“I don’t know his father. I met him once. I think he’s a lovely guy,” Trump said once he was the GOP nominee. “All I did is point out the fact that on the cover of the National Enquirer there was a picture of him and crazy Lee Harvey Oswald having breakfast.”
Rigged! After saying the election would be rigged for several months, Trump won and still claims “million of people” voted illegally despite no evidence of voter fraud.