How 'fake news' entered the mainstream
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How President Trump took 'fake news' into the mainstream

What began as a way to describe misinformation was quickly diverted into a propaganda tool. The BBC's Dave Lee examines how "fake news" went mainstream - and where it might go next.

This story is part of a series by the BBC on disinformation and fake news - a global problem challenging the way we share information and perceive the world around us.

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  • 12 Nov 2018
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