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Lessons For The Left: How China Handles ‘Fake News’ And Cuts Off 700 Million Web Users From The World

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Ongoing efforts in the U.S. to censor the internet in response to a liberal outcry over “fake news” follow in the footsteps of a country notorious for its internet censorship practices.

There is a growing controversy in the U.S. over the issue of “fake news.” The discussion has taken on very partisan political overtones, with some critics using the “fake news” label to condemn legitimate news sources and articles that present information inconsistent with their particular political views. For instance, many left-wing critics blame the intentional spread of disinformation for President-elect Donald Trump’s surprising victory over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.

Some people are now calling for internet censorship on prominent social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, as well as primary search engines like Google, as a solution. – READ MORE

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