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the other week or 2 back. I don't recall what it was specifically but it caught a couple folks. Quite interesting and informative.

Nemo

http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-37846860

The rise and rise of fake news
By BBC Trending What's popular and why
2 hours ago

The deliberate making up of news stories to fool or entertain is nothing new. But the arrival of social media has meant real and fictional stories are now presented in such a similar way that it can sometimes be difficult to tell the two apart.

While the internet has enabled the sharing of knowledge in ways that previous generations could only have dreamed of, it has also provided ample proof of Winston Churchill's line that "A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on".
 
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