Commentary

Laziness to blame for spread of fake news

According to the National Prevarication Institute, more than 5,000 Americans die each year from exposure to fake news.

That is, of course, not true. There's no National Prevarication Institute, and if exposure to fake news was deadly we would all be in the ground.

But the truth — the real truth — is that fake news is unhealthy, both to Americans and to American democracy.

An analysis by BuzzFeed News found that in the final three months of the presidential campaign, "the top-performing...

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