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Beware the leaven of fake news bishops say

MANILA (SE): In a June 25 statement Bishop Ruperto Santos, from Balanga, head of the Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People, described fake news as a form of escapism to spread lies, UCAN reported. 
 
“False news is sinfulness,” he said, reminding Filipino workers abroad “to avoid false promises.”
 

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Science trumped by political fiction

HONG KONG (SE): Fake news is an art form, but while the expression may be new, the reality is far from a modern creation. It has travelled under various labels for centuries.

In 1906, Winston Churchill spoke of political inexactitudes in the parliament, a euphemism for circumlocution—or in plain language, a lie.

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From fake news to false truth

WASHINGTON (SE): After being caught out telling a porky to the media on February 2 about a fictitious Bowling Green Massacre in Kentucky in support of Donald Trump’s ban on Muslims entering the United States of America (US), Kellyanne Conway, an aide to Trump, claimed that in a slip of the tongue she used the word massacre instead of terrorists.

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Fake news is just an alternative fact

The new word added to the official lexicon of Australian English for 2016 is Fake News. The editors of the Macquarie Dictionary define the term as “disinformation and hoaxes published on websites for political purposes or to drive web traffic,” as well as being “incorrect information being passed along social media.”








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Epitome of fake news

WASHINGTON (SE): Fake news reached a new crescendo when a counsellor to the president of the United States of America, Kellyanne Conway, told Chris Matthews from MSNBC on February 2 about the Bowling Green Massacre, which she described as having been masterminded by two Iraqi refugees.

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