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Obama Vows To Destroy ‘Alt Media’ During Final Weeks

President Barack Obama has joined the war on “fake news” and has promised to take down “alternative media” websites before Trump gets into office.  In the last week, left-wing mainstream media outlets have begun labelling alt. media and conservative news sites as “fake news” – bundling them in with sporadic spam websites in an attempt to flush them out of the internet forever. Activistpost.com reports: Some of these pundits are worried that bad information on the Internet paved the way for President-Elect Trump. In fact, a study published Wednesday shows that fake stories related to the election generated more traffic on Facebook than leading stories from “more than a dozen major news sites.” Now, President Obama has decided to throw his hat into the ring by sharing his thoughts on how illegitimate news could affect the political process. The Hill reports that during a press conference in Germany on Thursday, Obama said that if Americans can not “discriminate between serious arguments and propaganda, then we have problems.” Obama went on to argue that because websites containing misinformation are often packaged “very well” it may inappropriately affect voter attitudes towards political candidates. “If everything seems to be the same and no distinctions are made, […]

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