Fake news


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“I think it's fake news, but if he did that, I guess we'll have to compare IQ tests. And I can tell you who is going to win. I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man.” said Donald J. Trump speaking about Fake news. It’s one of the 322 quotes about Fake news you can find on this page. 216 people have said something about this topic. Among them: Mark Zuckerberg and Hillary Clinton. Browse the quotes by date and by name to find those that are relevant to you.
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Leo Varadkar

I can confirm that President Trump's claim that we are proposing to reduce our corporation profit tax to 8 per cent is indeed fake news. There is no such plan to do so.feedback

Clara Jimenez Cruz

With Catalonia, because of all the feelings from both sides being involved, people are willing to believe any story that favors their argument and social media consumers have been taken in by a lot of fake news from both sides. Turned out to be pictures from the past which had no relation whatsoever with the voting and also pictures of alleged right-wing demonstrators doing the Nazi salute with the Spanish flag which, many of them, were also pictures from other demonstrations.feedback

Ross Barkan

Trump’s most dramatic move yet to dismantle Obamacare will punish many of the poor people who voted for him and the rest who didn’t. Whenever talk turns to Donald Trump’s enemies, the Democrats and the media are always assumed to be at the top of his hit list. This is a man, after all, who cries out “Fake News!” almost as often as he draws breath.feedback

Andrey Kostin

We never, ever heard about this case. It's absolutely wrong information; it's absolutely fake news.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I never discussed increasing it. I want it in perfect shape. That was just fake news by NBC. We don't need an increase. But I want modernization and I want total rehabilitation. It's got to be in tip-top shape.feedback

Tim Wu

Benjamin Day had invented 'fake news' and demonstrated its appeal.feedback

Tim Wu

By demonstrating that a business could be founded on the resale of human attention, Day and his competitors became the first attention merchants. [They] also, within just five years, discovered the public's weakness for death and violence, incessant trolling, and, finally, fake news.feedback

Roger McNamee

I believe it's very, very important for Facebook to contact every single person that was touched by Russian propaganda .... and explain that they – which is to say Facebook and the users – were misled by the Russians. And to do this in a way that is extremely personal, at the individual level. Because it's the only way that people are going to believe that what I'm talking about right now isn't fake news.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Stock Market has increased by 5.2 Trillion dollars since the election on November 8th, a 25% increase. Lowest unemployment in 16 years and if Congress gives us the massive tax cuts (and reform) I am asking for, those numbers will grow by leaps and bounds. #MAGA. It would be really nice if the Fake News Media would report the virtually unprecedented Stock Market growth since the election. Need tax cuts. The Democrats want MASSIVE tax increases & soft, crime producing borders. The Republicans want the biggest tax cut in history & the WALL!feedback

Donald J. Trump

Despite the Fake News Media in conjunction with the Dems, an amazing job is being done in Puerto Rico. Great people! We have done a great job with the almost impossible situation in Puerto Rico. Outside of the Fake News or politically motivated ingrates,... ...Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help.feedback

Charlotte Robertson

It's a platform that should be celebrated and if online abuse or fake news stops it from flourishing we all lose.feedback

John McKay

We are concerned about the business of fake news and misinformation.feedback

Carmen Yulín Cruz

The Fake News Networks are working overtime in Puerto Rico doing their best to take the spirit away from our soldiers and first Rs! Shame!feedback

Donald J. Trump

Despite the Fake News Media in conjunction with the Dems, an amazing job is being done in Puerto Rico. Great people! They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The Fake News Networks are working overtime in Puerto Rico doing their best to take the spirit away from our soldiers and first R's. Shame! Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help. They …. want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort. 10,000 Federal workers now on Island doing a fantastic job.feedback

Nick Robinson - BBC

Traditional media must tackle fake news and accusations of bias by asking some awkward questions of themselves and others. Trust is what we who earn our living from the media depend on, and any decline in trust is a cause for concern. The latest data from the Reuters Digital News Report shows a decline in trust in the UK media of 7%. In one YouGov survey, Wikipedia was held to be marginally more trustworthy than the BBC. So what’s the problem and what can be done about it?feedback

Nick Robinson - BBC

They would all be horrified to be compared with each other, since what motivates them is the belief that the other lot are not just mistaken but an existential threat to the future of their country, but they often respond in similar ways. Campaigners on left and right have been looking at and learning from the method behind what some regard as the madness of Donald Trump's attacks on the 'failing' press as purveyors of fake news.feedback

Butch Jones

But also I love our kids and I'm gonna protect our players, and I'm gonna protect our program. Sometimes the negativity is overwhelming, and if everyone is Vol fans, how do we let our opponents use that in the recruiting process with fake news?feedback

Clive Palmer

Not at all. It's just all rubbish, part of the political witch hunt, false information and fake news that the liquidators of the federal government continue to funnel to the media.feedback

Michael Bertini

They're really skating on thin ice. They're controlling what users see. If Google is controlling what they deem to be fake news, I think that's bias.feedback

Gaby Hinsliff

A female political journalist is bombarded with rage and abuse, just for getting the protection she clearly needs. What has become of us?SNOWFLAKE. Pathetic. Fake news. “Not exactly Kate Adie in a war zone.”.feedback

Mark Gärtner

Back then I thought I could convince them to my way of thinking–just by talking! I failed. I got to know 'alternative facts' far earlier than Kellyanne Conway used the term.feedback

Billy Corgan

Communicating solely through the fog of media is obviously not the best way to communicate in the era of fake news. Often times I would try to explain to people that the issues were more familial than they were musical. People just don't believe you. Maybe because they don't want to since it's not as interesting.feedback

Douglas Wigdor

As a conservative, at the end of the day, equality, dignity and respect for others, including for employees, are of paramount importance. When you couple that with not reporting in an ethical manner and coming up with fake news, it causes great concern. What Fox is doing, while voicing conservative values, undermines everything it says.feedback

Douglas Wigdor

Fox's effort to compel this legal proceeding into a confidential arbitration process is an attempt at keeping people in the dark on what now is a matter of serious public concern. We are confident that our client will ultimately be vindicated in a public court of law that will expose how Fox and the individually named defendants created fake news in an attempt at diverting attention away from the Russian hacking scandal.feedback

Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook

Personally, I think the idea that fake news on Facebook, of which it's a very small amount of the content, influenced the election in any way, I think is a pretty crazy idea.feedback

Michael Cohen

I have never engaged with, been paid by, paid for, or conversed with any member of the Russian Federation or anyone else to hack Democratic Party computers; and I have never engaged with, been paid by, paid for, or conversed with any member of the Russian Federation or anyone else to create fake news stories to assist the Trump campaign or to damage the Clinton campaign.feedback

Bob Ward

Fake news stories about climate change are a significant threat to the public interest in the UK, US and other countries. The expert community must continue to fight back against the deluge of propaganda from climate change deniers.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Fascinating to watch people writing books and major articles about me and yet they know nothing about me & have zero access. #FAKE NEWS! After reading the false reporting and even ferocious anger in some dying magazines, it makes me wonder, WHY? All I want to do is #MAGA!feedback

Hillary Clinton

I go back over my own shortcomings and the mistakes we made. I take responsibility for all them. Later there were rumors ginned up by fake news reports that I was so mad at him I stormed off stage, threw a tantrum, and shattered a water glass. While I didn't do any of that, I can't say I didn't fantasize about shaking some sense into Lauer while I was out there. Their real problem is they can't bear to face their own role in helping elect Trump, from providing him free airtime to giving my emails three times more coverage than all the issues affecting people's lives combined.feedback

Sundar Pichai - Google

You know, I think fake news as a whole could be an issue [in elections]. From our perspective, there should just be no situation where fake news gets distributed, so we are all for doing better here. So, I don't think we should debate it as much as work hard to make sure we drive news to its more trusted sources, have more fact checking and make our algorithms work better, absolutely.feedback

Donald J. Trump

They have been fake news for a long time. They've been covering me in a very, very dishonest way.feedback

Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook

Personally I think the idea that fake news on Facebook . . . influenced the election in any way – I think is a pretty crazy idea. Voters make decisions based on their lived experience.feedback

Donald J. Trump

A wonderful person who took tremendous abuse from the Fake News Media. But his future is bright!feedback

Hikmat Hajiyev

This report by some media outlets on so-called corruption allegations in Azerbaijan is completely false. We perceive it as a vivid example of fake news and orchestrated and biased propaganda against Azerbaijan. We totally reject these allegations.feedback

Reid Hoffman - LinkedIn

How can we take scale-up expertise from Silicon Valley, to create platforms that make American democracy more robust, so that after 2020, we are resilient against fake news, we are voting at high levels [and] we are voting in an enlightened way?feedback

Danny Rogers

I think that Bell Pottinger's work is an outlier. They are accused of creating fake news and blogs, a serious transgression. It is not typical of what the British PR industry does. Work varies from what you would consider to be institution-building and opening communications by governments to the extreme end of the sort of work Bell Pottinger was doing for the Guptas.feedback

Maurizio Martina

Dear Guardian, tell the truth – prosecco makes British people smile too! Stop fake news please.feedback

Rita Katz

Some users on a pro-ISIS chat group called reports of the event 'Fake news,' asking, Since when is news from Hezbollah authentic? One user wrote, No need to respond to these ridiculous claims, it is known to everyone that Islamic State fighters ride on VBIED'S, not green buses.feedback

Paris Jackson

If we were to all stand up, united, as one, our impact, it would be, huge. Believe me. Huge. And that's not fake news. So, let's leave here tonight remembering that we must show these Nazi white supremacist jerks in Charlottesville and all over the country that as a nation with liberty as our slogan, we have zero tolerance for their violence, their hatred and their discrimination! We must resist.feedback

Robert Bridge - Telegraph Media Group

Words chosen well is a bold an engaging campaign that is both visual and thought-provoking. Quality journalism has never been more important but in an era of fake news it's vital that we continue to raise awareness and encourage reappraisal of The Telegraph among new audiences on whichever platform they use.feedback

Scott Dikkers

A lot of people now think satire and fake news are the same thing. It's satire. It's totally different from fake news, and it bothers me when those fake news organisations are basically out there printing lies or propaganda [and] label themselves satire.feedback

Marnie Shure

If someone doesn't recognise the joke we're making, then that's a whole lot of labour lost. We aim never to trick people but rather to train them to see the world as we see it. In a world infested by 'fake news', the intention [and subsequent execution] is everything.feedback

Katy Perry

If we were all able to stand up united as one, our impact would be huge. And that's not fake news.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The Fake News is now complaining about my different types of back to back speeches.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Jerry Falwell of Liberty University was fantastic on @foxandfriends. The Fake News should listen to what he had to say. Thanks Jerry!feedback

Seth Meyers

It's weird, because that statement isn't correct. Oh my God, fake news again?! Get a new comeback. Stop trying to make fetch happen. As soon as it was noticed? It's the president's Twitter feed. He has 36 million followers – or if you ask him, 300 million followers.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Made additional remarks on Charlottesville and realize once again that the 'Fake' News Media will never be satisfied…truly bad people!feedback

Donald J. Trump

The #AmazonWashingtonPost, sometimes referred to as the guardian of Amazon not paying internet taxes (which they should) is FAKE NEWS!feedback

Mark Pitcavage

(Alt-left) did not arise organically, and it refers to no actual group or movement or network. It's just a made-up epithet, similar to certain people calling any news they don't like 'fake news.feedback

Jack Posobiec

The madman is back. He is out of DC and getting back into offense mode, where he's at his best by pushing back against fake news and calling out extremists who commit violence on both sides. Antifa should have been included in the initial statement.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans. Made additional remarks on Charlottesville and realize once again that the #Fake News Media will never be satisfied...truly bad people! Meanwhile: 39 shootings in Chicago this weekend, 9 deaths. No national media outrage. Why is that?feedback

Christian Picciolini

The recruiters are very savvy and good at placing blame on blacks, on the government, on everyone else. These groups offer young disenfranchised whites power, purpose and an identity. They are being radicalized by fake news and conspiracy theories. We are ignoring a massive domestic terrorism problem that already exists in our borders.feedback

Jason Maloni

Mr. Manafort's swift action reflects the attitude of the campaign – any invitation by Russia, directly or indirectly, would be rejected outright. His request that the response come from a low level staffer sent a clear signal that the invitation did not merit consideration. This is concrete evidence the Russia collusion narrative is fake news.feedback

James Clapper

This was a multifaceted campaign. So the hacking was only one part of it, and it also entailed classical propaganda, disinformation, fake news.feedback

Amanda Knox

Believe it or not, I actually do feel very at home in a room full of lawyers. Before confirmation bias, fake news and echo chambers were a subject of public concern, they were our concerns. The concerns of people like you, who worked in the criminal justice system and people like me, who lived through it.feedback

Zak Brown

It's completely crazy. He would have to first make that request through us, which he has not, and that event conflicts with F1 in Singapore. It's fake news.feedback

Douglas Wigdor

Assuming that what Butowsky said was true, the president has been involved in creating fake news, and that would be very significant and troubling. You have the US president helping the media to shape a narrative that wasn't true – that's reminiscent of Soviet-type state control of the media.feedback

Alphonce Shiundu

There is an ecosystem of fake news around this election. Kenyans really don't know what the truth is.feedback

Martin Shkreli

It is what it is. It's a complicated case. They reached a complicated verdict. I'm going to focus not on what people say about me, I'm going to focus on how much more can I learn about medicinal chemistry. I think drug companies are doing God's work. I think media companies don't. Daily News is fake news. Fake news to me is an uneven, biased approach to news.feedback

Natalie Nougayrède

From Turkey to China, strongmen rewrite the past to suit their ends. But democracies are not immune to this revisionism. On 22 July, the Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán stood before university students and delivered a speech titled “Will Europe belong to Europeans?” It contained rambling passages about how a “Soros plan” was in place to bring in “hundreds of thousands of migrants every year – if possible, a million – to the territory of the European Union from the Muslim world”. The aim was to transform the continent into “a new, Islamised Europe”. This, Orbán argued, was what lay behind “Brussels’ continuous and stealthy withdrawal of powers from the nation states”. Orbán has form when it comes to this kind of paranoid vision. He’s an authoritarian populist who has made a habit of stoking xenophobia and anti-Muslim sentiment. He eagerly amplifies far-right conspiracy theories about the Christian majority being threatened by demographic “replacement”. His message isn’t just fake news about the present, however. It comes laced with historical distortion.feedback

Ebele Okobi

We take fake news issues seriously because people want to see accurate information on Facebook.feedback

Douglas Wigdor

According to the complaint, at the same time that 21st Century Fox's General Counsel, Gerson Zweifach, was meeting with the UK regulators in an attempt to convince them that Fox had in place procedures to ensure compliance with broadcasting standards to purchase Sky, Fox News was working with the Trump administration to disseminate fake news in order to distract the public from Russia's alleged attempts to influence our Country's presidential election.feedback

Tony Jack

Emotional resonance helps religious people to feel more certain - the more moral correctness they see in something, the more it affirms their thinking. In contrast, moral concerns make nonreligious people feel less certain. Terrorists, within their bubble, believe it's a highly moral thing they're doing. They believe they are righting wrongs and protecting something sacred. With all this talk about fake news, the Trump administration, by emotionally resonating with people, appeals to members of its base while ignoring facts.feedback

Jon W. Davidson

Courts don't deal in alternative facts. There are verifiable studies – not just opinions.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

A large segment of Republican voters should try turning off Fox News and allowing reality to permeate the shell they’ve constructed to keep out ideas that interfere with their prejudices and abject ignorance. Unfair? Take a look at the latest poll to suggest that Trump voters like their cult hero feel compelled to label inconvenient facts “fake news.” Morning Consult reporters: “A plurality of Republicans say President Donald Trump received more of the popular vote in 2016 than his Democratic rival, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. According to a new Morning Consult/POLITICO poll, 47 percent of Republican voters said Trump outpaced Clinton - despite her nearly 2.9 million-vote advantage after all the states certified their election results.”.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Now here's what I do. I'd ask whether or not you someday think I will be on Mount Rushmore. But here's the problem, if I did it joking, totally joking, having fun, the fake news media will say 'he believes he should be on Mount Rushmore.' So I won't say it. Okay? I won't say it.feedback

Donald J. Trump

After one year of investigation with zero evidence being found, Chuck Schumer just stated that Democrats should blame ourselves, not Russia. Drain the Swamp should be changed to drain the sewer - it's actually much worse than anyone ever thought, and it begins with the Fake News! Sleazy Adam Schiff, the totally biased Congressman looking into Russia, spends all of his time on television pushing the Dem loss excuse!feedback

Donald J. Trump

It's very sad that Republicans, even some that were carried over the line on my back, do very little to protect their President. While all agree the U. S. President has the complete power to pardon, why think of that when only crime so far is LEAKS against us. FAKE NEWS. My son Donald openly gave his e-mails to the media & authorities whereas Crooked Hillary Clinton deleted (& acid washed) her 33,000 e-mails!feedback

Donald Trump Jr.

While all agree the US President has the complete power to pardon, why think of that when only crime so far is LEAKS against us. FAKE NEWS. These illegal leaks...must stop.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Sean Spicer is a wonderful person who took tremendous abuse from the Fake News Media - but his future is bright!feedback

Donald Trump Jr.

Fake News story of secret dinner with Putin is 'sick.' All G20 leaders, and spouses, were invited by the Chancellor of Germany. Press knew!feedback

Jyrki Katainen - European Commission

Because of Brexit, because of (the) Marine Le Pen type of phenomena, because of rule of law problems in Poland, because of (President Donald) Trump, because of fake news, because of all these things around we have seen a wakeup call.feedback

Ian Bremmer - Eurasia Group

Fake News story of secret dinner with Putin is 'sick.' All G 20 leaders, and spouses, were invited by the Chancellor of Germany. Press knew!feedback

Ian Bremmer - Eurasia Group

The Fake News is becoming more and more dishonest! Even a dinner arranged for top 20 leaders in Germany is made to look sinister!feedback

Donald Trump Jr.

Hillary Clinton can illegally get the questions to the Debate & delete 33,000 emails but my son Don is being scorned by the Fake News Media?feedback

Jay Sekulow - ABC

With all of its phony unnamed sources & highly slanted & even fraudulent reporting, #Fake News is DISTORTING DEMOCRACY in our country.feedback

René Heller

On the other hand, there are also weird people and there would certainly be conspiracy theories or people throwing around garbage or 'fake news,'.feedback

Spencer Boyer

What Trump wants is a counter-narrative against the story of his unpopularity abroad, especially in Europe. It's an opportunity to show that this narrative–that he would say is painted by fake news and opponents in the US and around the world–is not true. He'll undoubtedly soak up the full pageantry on display, of a military parade with French and American troops marching down the Champs-Élysées.feedback

Andy Serkis

The Fake News Media has never been so wrong or so dirty. Purposely incorrect stories and phony sources to meet their agenda of hate. Sad!feedback

Sarah Posner

Pence is perhaps preparing for just that potentiality. If he were confident that the Russia investigation is 'fake news' or a 'hoax,' as Trump has maintained, he would be hewing to the traditional vice-presidential path. Instead, he's making his own plans – which may show just how worried he is that the Russia investigation is going to come crashing down on his president.feedback

David Mikkelson

Fake news was a term specifically about people who purposely fabricated stories for clicks and revenue.feedback

Josh Rogin

Amid all the controversy over Russian hacking, interference and propaganda efforts in the United States and Europe, there’s a growing concern among national security leaders that not enough is being done to stop the efforts. That’s why a large group of senior figures from both parties is launching a new effort to track and ultimately counter Russian political meddling, cyber-mischief and fake news.feedback

Mike Cernovich

Don Jr. truly believes in Trump's America First policies and would have been a supporter even without the family ties. He enjoys raising Hell and calling CNN fake news. He's not merely being loyal to his father, this is fun for him. Don Jr. does a great job of going hard without being nasty, a style I need to adopt for myself more frequently. This style of going hard without being gratuitously mean endears him to the base.feedback

Donald J. Trump

If Chelsea Clinton were asked to hold the seat for her mother,as her mother gave our country away, the Fake News would say CHELSEA FOR PRES!feedback

Donald J. Trump

To move forward in working constructively with Russia! Putin & I discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit so that election hacking, & many other negative things, will be guarded and safe. Questions were asked about why the CIA & FBI had to ask the DNC 13 times for their SERVER, and were rejected, still don't have it. Fake News said 17 intel agencies when actually 4 (had to apologize). Why did Obama do NOTHING when he had info before election?feedback

Donald J. Trump

I think it was Russia and I think it could have been other people countries. Fake News said 17 intel agencies when actually 4 (had to apologise). Why did Obama did nothing when he had info before election? We negotiated a ceasefire in parts of Syria which will save lives. Now is time to move forward in working constructively with Russia! Sanctions were not discussed at my meeting with President Putin. Nothing will be done until Ukrainian & Syrian problems are solved!feedback

Donald J. Trump

We will fight the #FakeNews with you! What we want to see in the United States is honest, beautiful, free – but honest – press. We want to see fair press. I think it's a very important thing. We don't want fake news . . . Bad thing, very bad for our country.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I will represent our country well and fight for its interests! Fake News Media will never cover me accurately but who cares! We will #MAGA [make America great again]!feedback

David Sims - The Atlantic

I wake up in cold sweats every so often thinking, what did we bring to the world? Did we really bring a nuclear bomb with information that can–like we see with fake news–blow up people's brains and reprogram them? Or did we bring light to people who never had information, who can now be empowered?feedback

Donald J. Trump

Personally, I've picked up nothing. Everyone else is getting very rich. That's ok, I'm very happy. At some point the Fake News will be forced to discuss our great jobs numbers, strong economy, success with ISIS, the border & so much else!feedback

Donald J. Trump

[W]hat we want to see in the United States is honest, beautiful, free, but honest press. We want to see fair press, I think it's a very important thing. We don't want fake news. And by the way, not everybody is fake news, but we don't want fake news. Bad thing. Very bad for our country.feedback

Donald J. Trump

They have been fake news for a long time. They've been covering me in a very dishonest way...What CNN, and others, NBC is equally is bad, despite the fact that I made them a fortune with 'The Apprentice' but they forgot that. What we want to see in the United States is honest, beautiful, free, but honest press. We want to see fair press, I think it's a very important thing. We don't want fake news. And by the way, not everybody is fake news. But we don't want fake news. Bad thing. Very bad for our country.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I think what CNN did was unfortunate for them. As you know now, they have some pretty serious problems. They have been fake news for a long time. They've been covering me in a very dishonest way.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Do you have that also, by the way, Mr. President? But CNN and others – and others; I mean NBC is equally as bad, despite the fact that I made them a fortune with 'The Apprentice,' but they forgot that. But I will say that CNN has really taken it too seriously, and I think they've hurt themselves very badly, very, very badly. And what we want to see in the United States is honest, beautiful, free – but honest – press. We want to see fair press. I think it's a very important thing. We don't want fake news.feedback

Donald J. Trump

They [CNN] has been fake news for a long time. They have been covering me in a very dishonest way. What we want to see in the United States is honest, beautiful, free – but honest – fair press . . . We don't want fake news. And by the way, not everybody is fake news. But we don't want fake news. Bad thing.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We will confront it very strongly. President Duma and I call on our nations to publicly demonstrate to North Korea and demonstrate there are consequences to their very bad behaviour. They have been fake news for a long time. They've been covering me in a very dishonest way. NBC is equally as bad, despite the fact I made them a fortune with the Apprentice.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Dow hit a new intraday all-time high! I wonder whether or not the Fake News Media will so report? Really great numbers on jobs & the economy! Things are starting to kick in now, and we have just begun! Don't like steel & aluminum dumping!feedback

Steven Cahall - RBC Capital Markets

Yesterday the NY Post reported that a 'well-placed banker' ... said not to count Verizon out of a potential bid for Disney. Though not fake news, we think the Post's burden of legitimacy for publishing such ideas is below that of publications like the WSJ, Reuters and Bloomberg. But to its credit, we note that it occasionally gets these M&A calls right.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Watched low rated @Morning_Joe for first time in long time. FAKE NEWS. He called me to stop a National Enquirer article. I said no! Bad show.feedback

Alexey Kovalev

Fake news is completely made up pieces of information, concocted with a clear intention to deceive. It's not so much a problem as genuine news that has no informational value at all: endless repetition of every nonsensical statement.feedback

Jonathan Freedland

Fake news, alternative facts – US politics continually outstrips even the most outlandish imaginations. Thriller writers need a radical rethink. Fifty six years ago, a young Philip Roth despaired at the apparent inability of his chosen trade to compete with the world around him. “The American writer in the middle of the 20th century has his hands full in trying to understand, describe, and then make credible much of American reality,” the novelist declared in his essay Writing American Fiction. “It stupefies, it sickens, it infuriates, and finally it is even a kind of embarrassment to one’s meagre imagination. The actuality is continually outdoing our talents, and the culture tosses up figures almost daily that are the envy of any novelist.”.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Wow, CNN had to retract big story on 'Russia,' with 3 employees forced to resign. What about all the other phony stories they do? FAKE NEWS! So they caught Fake News CNN cold, but what about NBC, CBS & ABC? What about the failing @nytimes & @washingtonpost? They are all Fake News!feedback

Donald J. Trump

The failing @nytimes writes false story after false story about me. They don't even call to verify the facts of a story. A Fake News Joke! Some of the Fake News Media likes to say that I am not totally engaged in healthcare. Wrong, I know the subject well & want victory for U.S.feedback

Dawn Dzurilla

From senior executives, right down to our brilliant young people, there's concern that disappearing from the Paris climate change agreement will impede this entire industry. Fake news could impact the investment into the space. We have certainly seen a lot of misinformation about the climate.feedback

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

I think it's the constant barrage of fake news directed at this president [that] has probably garnered his frustration.feedback

Donald J. Trump

All we do is win, win, win. So they caught Fake News CNN cold, but what about NBC, CBS & ABC? What about the failing @nytimes & @washingtonpost? They are all Fake News!feedback

John Podhoretz

CNN published a bad story, pulled it, apologized. 3 journalists quit. That's impressive and decisive action. Yelling 'fake news' is unfair.feedback

Martin Sorrell

The duopoly continues. There's been all these challenges – consumer brand safety, what I call political brand safety with terrorist-type stuff, fake news, fraud, transparency. But I don't think that anything has happened as yet that we've seen of great significance in terms of altering the patterns of spending.feedback

Kelly McBride

My sense is that of all the categories of fake news, health news is the worst. There's more bad health news out there than there is in any other category.feedback

Bruce Riedel - The Brookings Institution

What the Saudis and the administration did is put together a notional package of the Saudi wish list of possible deals and portray that as a deal. Even then, the numbers don't add up. It's fake news.feedback

Mathias Doepfner - Axel Springer

They have to provide a decent business model to attract content onto their platforms. They have the fake news problem.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to "leak" into the public. One last shot at me. Are we living in Nazi Germany? We also get hacked by other countries and other people.feedback

James Alefantis

What happened today demonstrates that promoting false and reckless conspiracy theories comes with consequences. I hope that those involved in fanning these flames will take a moment to contemplate what happened here today, and stop promoting these falsehoods right away. I do hope that one day, in a more thoughtful world, every one of us will remember this day as an aberration … when the world went mad, and fake news was real.feedback

Levar Stoney

Equal parts myth and deception, they were the 'alternative facts' of their time – a false narrative etched in stone and bronze more than 100 years ago – not only to lionize the architects and defenders of slavery, but to perpetuate the tyranny and terror of Jim Crow and reassert a new era of white supremacy.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Well, the Special Elections are over and those that want to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN are 5 and O! All the Fake News, all the money spent = 0[.].feedback

Katy Tur

There is a giant debate about what is fake news and what is real news and what can we trust. It's super scary right now that we are in a time where people don't trust what is in front of their eyes and that they only trust what they want to be in front of their eyes.feedback

Kellyanne Conway

We feel compelled to go out and clear the air and put alternative facts out there.feedback

Bonnie Sumner

His position, as it is with too many other things, is, I know what's best, I know better than everybody else, and this is a hoax, and this is fake news. I'm frightened for us, my children and my grandchildren. We only have one earth, we have to work together.feedback

Margaret Atwood

We are in an age of yet more autocratic regimes, thought police, double-speak and fake news … When you have total control of the news system, you can really have fake news.feedback

Daniel Coronell - Univision Communications

Every single investigation in Colombia or Guatemala or Mexico, is followed by 'This journalist has his own agenda; he's trying to affect my government' and 'That's fake news'. Many of us, we know the movie – we've seen it in Spanish. It's crucial for us that people know their rights and the possibilities. And we are working all the time to use the investigative journalism tools in order to provide better information to our community.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt. After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my 'collusion with the Russians,' nobody has been able to show any proof. Sad! The Fake News Media hates when I use what has turned out to be my very powerful Social Media - over 100 million people! I can go around them.feedback

Diane Abbott

Clearly I was part of Lynton Crosby's grid. We did contemplate taking legal action. It was literally fake news.feedback

Yanis Varoufakis

I am not saying Russia is not important, but Trump's base is very well defended against that: 'the liberal media is out to get him', it's fake news', and all the rest.feedback

Douglas Holt

People collectively impute what Facebook stands for by what Facebook does. In this case, they make inferences based upon the clear value Facebook brings to their lives juxtaposed with the big problems that it seems to cause (privacy, filter, fake news, fatigue etc) and also the aggressive commercialism of the feed.feedback

John McCain

She was clearly involved in this whole situation where fake news, as you just described it, big deal,' took place. You're going to have to help me out here. In other words, we're complete – the investigation of anything that former Secretary Clinton had to do with a campaign is over and we don't have to worry about it anymore? The whole thing is unsettling. That's why we're in a full-fledged scandal, as I told you weeks ago. That's why we need a select committee. It will happen sooner or later because there will be more shoes to drop.feedback

Donald J. Trump

You can talk all you want about Russia, which was all a fake news, fabricated deal to try and make up for the loss of the Democrats, and the press plays right into it.feedback

Stephen Colbert

Now, all along Donald Trump has said the entire Russia story is fake news. And there is no way to know whether this document that was released is real, other than the fact that the leaker was immediately arrested. Fake news, real prison.feedback

Vittorio Colao - Vodafone Group

Hate speech and fake news threaten to undermine the principles of respect and trust that bind communities together. Vodafone has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion; we also greatly value the integrity of the democratic processes and institutions that are often the targets of purveyors of fake news. We will not tolerate our brand being associated with this kind of abusive and damaging content.feedback

Matt Peacock - Vodafone Group

It is relatively easy to blacklist certain sites, such as those relating to porn and gambling, but it is difficult to exclude content that is – in editorial terms – at odds with an advertiser's own principles and beliefs. When it comes to making a judgment about a site or channel focused on fake news or hate speech, what's needed is a human judgment, an editorial assessment. It's not possible to rely on algorithms alone. For that reason, we've concluded that the best way to ensure brand safety is to use a whitelist approach.feedback

Martin Lorentzon - Spotify

I am not saying it is fake news, but half of what the media writes is usually correct and half is usually not.feedback

Wilbur Ross

Trump is betraying the country, in the service of Breitbart fake news, the shameless fossil fuel industry, and the Koch brothers' climate denial operation. It's sad.feedback

Sheldon Whitehouse

Ignoring reality and leaving the Paris Agreement could go down as one of the worst foreign policy blunders in our nation's history, isolating the U.S. further after Trump's shockingly bad European trip. Trump is betraying the country, in the service of Breitbart fake news, the shameless fossil fuel industry, and the Koch brothers' climate denial operation. It's sad.feedback

John Kerry

He gave America a huge fake news moment in which he pretended that certain things are happening that aren't.feedback

Hillary Clinton

They've got to get back to trying to curate it more effectively, they've got to help prevent fake news from creating a new reality.feedback

Nigel Farage

In response to the Guardian article, it has taken me a long time to finish reading because I am laughing so much. This is fake news. This hysterical attempt to associate me with the (Russian President Vladimir) Putin regime is a result of the liberal elite being unable to accept Brexit and the election of President Trump.feedback

Hillary Clinton

The Russians in my opinion - and based on intelligence and counterintelligence people I have spoken to - could not have known best how to weaponize that information unless they had been guided by a specific group of people. By Americans. Low information voters' were persuaded by reading fake news on Facebook and said: 'Some people were sucked in. Some people stayed home. Some people voted Trump.feedback

Jean-Claude Juncker - European Commission

That's not how it works. The Americans can't just leave the Climate Protection Agreement. Mr Trump believes that because he doesn't get close enough to the dossiers to fully understand them. This notion: 'I am Trump, I am American, America first and I'm going to get out of it it,' that won't happen...the law is the law and it must be obeyed. Not everything which is law and not everything in international agreements is fake news and we have to comply with it.feedback

Devin Nunes

The big story is the 'unmasking and surveillance' of people that took place during the Obama Administration. Seeing a lot of fake news from media elites and others who have no interest in violations of Americans' civil liberties via unmaskings.feedback

Jean-Claude Juncker - European Commission

So this notion 'I am Trump, I am American, America First and I'm going to get out of it' – that won't happen. We tried to explain that to Mr. Trump in Taormina in clear German sentences. It seems our attempt failed, but the law is the law and it must be obeyed. Not everything which is law and not everything in international agreements is fake news, and we have to comply with it.feedback

Sean Spicer

Your question pre-supposes facts that are not confirmed. He wants to see action done, John, that's what the president wants. Honestly, I haven't asked him. Again, I would refer you to the comments that Secretary Kelly and Gen. McMaster have said about how they can be important tool in diplomacy. [The president] is frustrated like I am and so many others to see stories come out that are patently false, to see narratives that are wrong and see, quote⁄unquote fake news. There are mistakes like that and I was asked to give an example and I did it.feedback

Adam Schiff

The Fake News Media works hard at disparaging & demeaning my use of social media, because they don't want America to hear the real story!feedback

Donald J. Trump

Russian officials must be laughing at the U.S. & how a lame excuse for why the Dems lost the election has taken over the Fake News. Russia must be laughing up their sleeves watching as the U.S. tears itself apart over a Democrat EXCUSE for losing the election.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany, plus they pay FAR LESS than they should on NATO & military. Very bad for U.S. This will change. Russian officials must be laughing at the U.S. & how a lame excuse for why the Dems lost the election has taken over the Fake News.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

When I say things once, I don't usually repeat myself. During the campaign, Russia Today and Sputnik were agents of influence which on several occasions spread fake news about me personally and my campaign. They behaved like organs of influence, of propaganda and of lying propaganda. Our absolute priority is the fight against terrorism and the eradication of terrorist groups and Daesh in particular.feedback

Hillary Clinton

You are graduating at a time when there is a full-fledged assault on truth and reason. Just log on to social media for 10 seconds, it will hit you right in the face. Some are even denying things we see with our own eyes – like the size of crowds. And then defending themselves by talking about 'alternative facts'. When people in power invent their own facts and attack those who question them, it can mark the beginning of the end of a free society. That is not hyperbole. It is what authoritarian regimes throughout history have done. They attempt to control reality.feedback

Hillary Clinton

You may have heard that things didn't exactly go the way I planned. But you know what? I'm doing OK. Long walks in the woods. Organizing my closets, right? Drumming up rampant fear about undocumented immigrants, muslims, minorities, the poor, turning neighbor against neighbor and sowing division at a time when we desperately need unity. And then defending themselves by talking about 'alternative facts.feedback

Joel Simon

But what's certainly unprecedented in modern American history is the rhetoric: the way that Trump talks about the media, the constant verbal attacks and the framing of journalists as enemies and purveyors of fake news. This incident in Montana – I mean, just based on what we know at this point – I can't recall anything quite like that.feedback

Michael Simpson

I can remember the start of it was a lot similar to what's going on now – 'oh, fake news. Bad reports. That didn't happen', you know, etc, etc etc. But, oh yeah, this did. The next day something else happens and pretty soon you've got an avalanche of stuff.feedback

Pippo Russo

The Italian press was running behind any hypothesis and totally lost the capacity to analyse the situation. That explains why at this moment when it should be necessary to scrutinise the profile of Li Yonghong there is nobody doing it. I can't understand it. Milan is a massive part of the narrative of Italian football and also a symbol of national pride. Everyone has just been focused on the positive aspects – Milan has a new owner and could be about to return to the glory days. But this is, in my opinion, a distortion. Or, as Donald Trump says, alternative facts.feedback

Ali Vaez

Seldom before have the candidates employed social media to reveal documents aimed at sabotaging their rival's campaign. Negative ads and alternative facts are spreading like wildfire on social media in this election.feedback

Raquel Krahenbuhl

The firing and the aftermath deepen the credibility crisis within the White House. The White House's struggle to explain such a consequential firing is something that is important to translate to our audience. Trump's legion of fans in Brazil are blaming the media–especially for focusing on the Trump/Russia investigation, which they think is fake news.feedback

Joe Kiani

I guess, in this day of fake news, we should've expected something like that. But unlike the normal fake news, this had even a greater impact because you have these robo-news agencies trying to use artificial intelligence to give information, but unfortunately, when they get it wrong, you have robo-computers selling or buying based on that news. So I think this had a terrible, vicious cycle.feedback

Ross Levinsohn

I go to Facebook, and I'm seeing more and more fake news, it's really heavy, heavy politics. I think Evan and team are creating the most unique creative platform that's been created on the internet in a very long time.feedback

Gianni Infantino

Sadly, the truth is not what is necessarily true but what people believe is true. There is a lot of fake news and alternative facts about FIFA circulating. FIFA bashing has become a national sport in some countries. We are rebuilding the credibility of FIFA. The new FIFA is a democracy. It is not a dictatorship. New FIFA, it is a transparent organization, not an organization that is fiddling around with facts and figures. It is a deeply honest organization.feedback

Gianni Infantino

Sadly the truth is not exactly what is true, it is what people believe to be true. There is a lot of fake news and alternative facts about FIFA circulating. FIFA bashing has become a national sport, especially in some countries. But FIFA has changed now, we are a new FIFA here and we have new people. We act with facts and not with words. Let me ask you, what did they do? They simply rubber-stamped a sick and corrupt system. Where were all these self-proclaimed gurus and experts. I will, we will, not accept good governance lessons from any individuals who miserably failed to protect football.feedback

Niklas Myhr

It's a way to show the critics they are sincere and trying to take measures to distance themselves from the perception Facebook is basically a channel that can be misused very easily. As long as people are likely to click on headlines that are shocking and curiosity invoking, it favors much of the fake news stories.feedback

Janis Sarts

Misinformation is increasingly used to achieve political ends. Technology helps to amplify that message through fake news sites and social media.feedback

Mark Hurd - Oracle

I think that's fake news. I've seen a couple of reports over the past two weeks, including that we were going to make a big acquisition. There is no merit to that whatsoever. I saw a report that we were cutting our sales force, there is not merit to that whatsoever. We're a big hirer in the United States. We hire a lot of kids fresh out of college.feedback

Ryan Britt

Fake news in 'Star Wars' is probably their number one problem. There's a lack of deep reading and understanding and comprehension. The transference of cultural memory is really, really short.feedback

Tommaso Venturini

There has been an effort to spread fake news, but not to the same extent as we what saw in the U.S. campaign. So far, it's hard to see any evidence of the impact of fake news on the potential outcome.feedback

Kyle Pope

It's telling here that this is in a political ad by the political campaign because it's increasingly clear that this 'fake news' mantra is a political maneuver more than anything.feedback

Stephen Colbert

Trump has repeatedly said that this 100 days is totally arbitrary, okay. Totally unimportant. And to prove how unimportant it is, he took out a TV ad, he cut a cake on Air Force One, and he held a rally in Pennsylvania. The theme of that rally, Promises Made, Promises Kept.' Which is better than the original slogan, Promises made, never mind, never said it, fake news, watch Fox & Friends.' . It's true. He doesn't stand by anything except the dressing room door at Miss USA Pageant. … Who needs a lotion?feedback

George Arzt

This city is the bluest of the blue. That's why he is holding rallies in other places. He's trying to build an image where all reports of his unpopularity are fake news and it's hard to do that when there are thousands of people in the streets yelling epithets at him.feedback

Kelvin MacKenzie

I think the fake news headline that would give this country the most joy would be 'Jeremy Corbyn Knifed to Death by an Asylum Seeker.feedback

Michael Glassner

It is absolutely shameful to see the media blocking the positive message that President Trump is trying to share with the country. CNN "takes issue with the ad's message calling out the mainstream media for peddling fake news and not reporting on the fact that President Trump is making America great again.feedback

Bill Ackman

There was all this news agitated by a short seller. Fake news.feedback

Michael Glassner

This is censorship pure and simple. By rejecting our ad, CNN has proven that it supports censorship is biased and fears an opposing point of view. President Trump's loyal supporters know the truth: The mainstream media mislead, misguide, deceive, and distract. CNN epitomizes the meaning of fake news and has proven it by rejecting our paid campaign ad.feedback

Jimmy Wales

The real impetus for this was fake news. We want people to get behind topics, and then we'll hire staff to cover them.feedback

Gerry McCann

I think in this era of 'fake news' it is extremely topical and I think people just need to think twice before they write and the effects it has. I'm sure it is a very small minority of people who spend their time doing it, but it has totally inhibited what we do. Personally, we don't use social media, although we have used it in Madeleine's campaign. But for our twins who are growing up in an era where mobile technology is used all the time, we don't want them not to be able to use it in the same way that their peers do.feedback

Jeff Mason

The press is still in the White House Briefing Room, and we are still on Air Force One. Nevertheless, we cannot ignore the rhetoric from the president about who we are and what we do. Freedom of the press is a building block of our democracy. Seeking to undermine that is dangerous to a healthy republic. We are not 'fake news, failing news organizations' and 'the enemy of the American people.feedback

Gerry McCann

I don't want to dwell on the negative aspects too long, but I think in this era of 'fake news' it is extremely topical and I think people just need to think twice before what they write and the effects it has.feedback

Richard Blumenthal

The failing @nytimes does major FAKE NEWS China story saying 'Mr. Xi has not spoken to Mr. Trump since Nov. 14.' We spoke at length yesterday!feedback

Suzanne Moore

Companies such as Apple and Facebook are helping female employees put off motherhood in the name of empowerment. But these women are being dealt a dodgy hand. Although you may want one, you do not need a relationship with a man to have a baby. You need money and time. You can buy sperm; sometimes it even comes for free. These are the new facts of life. Or, rather, the alternative facts that we are sold in the name of that moronic catch-all “empowerment”. You can empower yourself as a woman by pretending that you can make any choice you like regarding fertility, when you like. Just like men do. But to think such female autonomy is now the reality is fundamentally disempowering, because it is not true.feedback

Dan Collins

The risk is what happened in America. The top 20 fake news stories in the last three months of the election were shared more than the top 20 most shared stories that were true. The danger is, if for many people the main source of news is Facebook and if the news they get on Facebook is mostly fake news, they could be voting based on lies.feedback

Kellyanne Conway

You're saying it's a falsehood. And they're giving – Sean Spicer, our press secretary – gave alternative facts.feedback

Jimmy Wales

This will be the first time that professional journalists and citizen journalists will work side-by-side as equals writing stories as they happen, editing them live as they develop, and at all times backed by a community checking and rechecking all facts. Someone I know convinced me to give Mr Trump 100 days before making my mind up, but then on day one Kellyanne Conway came out and said her 'alternative facts' line. That was when I really decided to move forward.feedback

Jimmy Wales

If you take a look at Wikipedia, it's noisy and not a perfect place, but for true fake news, there's been almost no impact on the Wikipedia community. The volunteers are experienced enough to know it's nonsense, and have an ethos saying: 'No, we're here for neutral facts': that community knows it from the ground up. If you take as an example the bitcoin community, they're a very active and obsessed community. There's a lot of news that comes out in the field, and I think they'd love to be able to raise money to hire a journalist and put them on the bitcoin/blockchain beat.feedback

Scott Baio

I'm sorry if that's cold, but God gave you a brain, gave you the will to live and thrive and you gotta take care of yourself. This was before the cause of death was announced stating stage 4 cancer. Now it seems every news outlet & tabloid wants to paint a different picture of me and of what really happened. They're stating that I'm saying drugs caused her to die after it was reported stage 4 cancer. This is so wrong! Now I truly understand the meaning of 'Fake News'. This is crazy.feedback

Ben Gomes - Google

Search can always be improved. Today, in a world where tens of thousands of pages are coming online every minute of every day, there are new ways that people try to game the system. The most high profile of these issues is the phenomenon of 'fake news', where content on the web has contributed to the spread of blatantly misleading, low-quality, offensive or downright false information. While this problem is different from issues in the past, our goal remains the same – to provide people with access to relevant information from the most reliable sources available.feedback

Larry Chiagouris

Fake news is careening out of control in some people's eyes, so advertisers are getting very skittish about it. Anything Google can do to show it is trying to put a lid on it and prevent it from getting out of hand, it will be seen as a good thing.feedback

Danny Sullivan - Search Engine Land

The response is definitely happening because of all the attention that's come up in recent months over fake news and problematic search results, answers and search suggestions. Some of the changes are already visible in terms of better results. It's a long way from perfect, nor do I expect the results will ever be perfect for every search. That's impossible. But I do hope we see continued improvement in the weeks and months to come.feedback

Nathaniel Persily

During the 2016 campaign, the prevalence of bots in spreading propaganda and fake news appears to have reached new heights. One study found that between 16 September and 21 October 2016, bots produced about a fifth of all tweets related to the upcoming election. Across all three presidential debates, pro-Trump twitter bots generated about four times as many tweets as pro-Clinton bots. During the final debate in particular, that figure rose to seven times as many.feedback

Cristian Samper - Wildlife Conservation Society

Science is behind the good news and bad news about wildlife conservation . It has nothing to do with the fake news. Science is the antithesis of fake news.feedback

Izzy Jones

I'm marching against the concept of alternative facts because that's something that terrifies me and I want to make my voice heard.feedback

Seth Stein

This is nothing new. This grandstanding shows how out of touch the Trump administration is with reality. Contrary to their alternative facts, New York is the safest big city in the country, with crime at record lows in large part because we have policies in place to encourage cooperation between NYPD and immigrant communities.feedback

Steve Holtzman

If you take certain positions – denying climate change would be an example; questioning the validity of a wealth of evidence that vaccinations don't cause autism; speaking in terms of alternative facts as if facts are things which are merely opinions.feedback

James Alefantis

When fake news collided with reality at my pizza shop, we rallied.feedback

Ann Coulter

FAKE NEWS! @sfchronicle reports vague forces behind UC-Berkeley canceling my speech. (Which will go on.).feedback

Isabelle Bouchard - Dairy Farmers of Canada

To use a phrase that has recently come out of the U.S., Wisconsin farmers are using 'alternative facts'. The Wisconsin people are trying to find an enemy – when in reality, the problem they have is that they're overproducing.feedback

Eric Esrailian

The Associated Press was extremely active during the period of genocide and much of what Americans knew of what was happening was due to the reporting of brave Associated Press journalists. You hear about all this stuff about fake news and people maligning journalists. Then you go back to this era where what we knew about World War I was because of journalists.feedback

Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook

There's a profound lack of empathy in asserting that the only reason why someone could have voted the way that they did is because they saw some fake news.feedback

Chris Keates

It is worrying that over a third of teachers had experienced pupils citing fake news or inaccurate information they had found online as fact in their work or during classroom discussions. This demonstrates the great power that companies such as Facebook and Google now have in shaping public opinion, particularly among young people who have never known a world without internet and who are less equipped to analyse the information they see presented to them online and assess its plausibility.feedback

Andreas Schleicher - OECD

In the past, when you needed information, you went to an encyclopaedia, you looked it up, and you could trust that information to be true. Distinguishing what is true from what is not true is a critical skill today. Exposing fake news, even being aware that there is something like fake news, that there is something that is written that is not necessarily true, that you have to question, think critically, that is very important. This is something that we believe schools can do something about.feedback

Steven Goldstein

On Passover no less, Sean Spicer has engaged in Holocaust denial, the most offensive form of fake news imaginable, by denying Hitler gassed millions of Jews to death. Spicer's statement is the most evil slur upon a group of people we have ever heard from a White House press secretary. President Trump must fire him at once.feedback

Guido Beltramini

The British decided to invent an official portrait. Today we would call it fake news. If he had included a portrait, then it would have been a book by Palladio, but somehow, by not putting in his portrait, it becomes a book that belongs to all of us.feedback

Francine Prose

The uncomfortable fact is that this short-lived fixation will move the conversation away from the administration’s chaotic (or nonexistent) foreign policy. On Monday, at a White House press briefing, Sean Spicer surprised an audience of reporters who must by now have grown accustomed, even hardened, to the press secretary’s gaffes, mistakes and dogged defenses of alternative facts. Extemporizing on Syrian President Bashar-al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons against a civilian population, Spicer explained why the Syrian dictator is more evil than Hitler.feedback

Steven Goldenstein

On Passover no less, Sean Spicer has engaged in Holocaust denial, the most offensive form of fake news imaginable, by denying Hitler gassed millions of Jews to death. Spicer's statement is the most evil slur upon a group of people we have ever heard from a White House press secretary. Sean Spicer now lacks the integrity to serve as White House press secretary, and President Trump must fire him at once.feedback

Connie Britton

People tell me the 50s are the best time – I'm ready. That whole stigma of being over 40 and not being sexy anymore is fake news. We're more vibrant because we have experience, we know our bodies. I have a friend who says that you always want to make sure it's your life that you're living – it's a constant mantra.feedback

Preet Bharara

I had thought that's what Donald Trump was good at. I had thought that's in part how he got to be the president. Beats the hell out of me. Active citizenship is desperately needed now more than ever. There is a swamp. A lot of the system is rigged. And lots of your fellow Americans have been forgotten, have been left behind. Those are not 'alternative facts.' This is not fake news.feedback

Heiko Maas

Social network providers are responsible when their platforms are misused to propagate hate crimes and fake news.feedback

Dana Brunetti - Relativity Media

My first indie film was Mini's starring @AlecBaldwin who knew @NikkiReed_I_Am was 16 (not 17) and he didn't mind. In fact (Reed) was one of four actresses (Baldwin) had approved and her being the only one of those four repped by his own agency CAA. It's a lie. I read it and was like, What the f–. Of course he totally knew how old she was. That's why there's no nudity in the movie. He knew before we even cast the movie. I think he's been method acting Trump too much and he doesn't know difference between fake news anymore.feedback

Don Lemon - CNN

Normally I wouldn't address this, but he has a lot of followers and people are believing alternative facts now.feedback

Jurgen Brandt

It is fake news that Julian has agreed terms with Bayern. Julian has never been in the situation where he had to - or wanted to - make a decision on his future.feedback

Chuck Schumer

Anybody (especially the Fake News media) who thinks that Repeal & Replace of ObamaCare is dead does not know the love and strength in R Party!feedback

Eugene Rumer - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

That Russian effort is before us in plain sight – in state-sponsored propaganda broadcasts on RT (Russia Today) in countless internet trolls, fake or distorted news spread by fake news services.feedback

Clint Watts

On 11 October, President Trump stood on stage and cited what appears to be a fake news story from [the Russian propaganda outlet] Sputnik News that disappeared from the internet. He denies the intel from the United States about Russia. He claimed that the election could be rigged – that was the number one theme pushed by RT, Sputnik News.feedback

Ashley Highfield

The i has bucked the trend of declining national newspaper sales. We will see growth from our investment in the i from both the newspaper and website [this year]. Amid ever-growing concerns from advertisers, both big and small, about the placement of their brand alongside unacceptable content, and increasing uncertainty around fake news, we believe our strategic focus on providing readers and advertisers alike with news platforms that serve as a trusted source of truth and insight, put together by teams of professional reporters who know their communities, is becoming ever more important.feedback

Claudio Bravo

It's all false, that I'm looking for another place to play, because I want to leave, things that are not true. I'm happy in England and so is my family. The issue that I was not playing came out, many examples of fake news have come out. Things that, above all, have no information about them. Many things also come out from this country that are not true - that I have a psychologist, or an English teacher to have a faster adaptation.feedback

Charlie Sykes

We destroyed our own immunity to fake news while empowering the worst and most reckless voices on the right.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Despite what you have heard from the FAKE NEWS, I had a GREAT meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Nevertheless, Germany owes vast sums of money to NATO & the United States must be paid more for the powerful, and very expensive, defense it provides to Germany!feedback

Charles Chao

Whatever you heard recently, like what Facebook started to do, and all these social problems, [people became aware] that they need to vet information: All these, we have been doing this for many years actually. I think the views of U.S. counterparts, I mean, they don't believe that you should actually manage social platforms because users can manage the social platforms themselves – the fake news can be corrected by the system. But in China, I think we have more experience in dealing with the issues, and I think we are also more aware that this could be a problem if we don't deal with that.feedback

Tommaso Debenedetti

The war against fake news is a good idea, but the reality of social media will remain the same.feedback

Tommaso Debenedetti

It's so interesting for me to discover personalities that are not on Twitter and create an account. I did something similar in 2012 with a Philip Roth account and in 2013 with a Bob Dylan account. And last summer with Don DeLillo. Social media and fake news are the same thing, but now some people believe that social media are more reliable, believe that the war against fake news is successful, and the effect is that more people is fooled by hoaxes. It's incredible, but the war against fake news is a real opportunity for hoaxers.feedback

Marc Goldberg - YouTube

Between non-human traffic and fraud, fake news and hate speech, brands are more concerned than ever.feedback

Yannick Bollore - Havas

I think the more there's complexity in the space around measurement, fake news or the more recent problem with Google, the more our clients will have to rely on media agencies to drive trust and help them invest wisely.feedback

David Shepard Smith Jr.

CNN's reporting was not fake news. Its journalists follow the same standards to which other news organizations, including Fox News, adhere.feedback

Arsene Wenger

It is a false rumour, that is what you call 'fake news'. I formally deny it, it is not true.feedback

Rick Wilson

I think we're going to test the outer limits of the Trump 'fake news' cult. The central contention that Barack Obama wiretapped Donald Trump in Trump Tower was blown out of the water and utterly dismissed.feedback

Johannes Loew

Trump called all of this fake news. This answers the question. People like you aren't worth more of a response!feedback

Jennifer Rubin

Before FBI Director James B. Comey began his testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, President Trump was back, compulsively tweeting - and underscoring the growing perception that his allegation that President Barack Obama had Trump’s “wires tapped” is nonsensical, his attachment to reality fleeting and his concern about Russian interference in the election on his behalf is palpable. He tweeted: “James Clapper and others stated that there is no evidence Potus colluded with Russia. This story is FAKE NEWS and everyone knows it!” (Interestingly, he limited the denial of collusion to him, POTUS, only.) Certainly, he had been rattled by a parade of Republican lawmakers affirming there was no evidence of wiretapping. He was right to be anxious.feedback

Claire Wardle

What [Trump] is essentially saying is: 'don't trust anyone else, follow my Twitter account and trust me'. That is why it is so dangerous. In a democracy we have to have a free press. We we can joke about the term 'fake news' but he is doing it deliberately and he's been very successful.feedback

Howard Schneider

People call me and say, Wow, isn't it great that you came up with this course to fight fake news? It's like those actors who get discovered overnight when they've been working for 10 years. We've been fighting fake news since 2007.feedback

Carmen Amador

We started news literacy even before people started talking about fake news. But something we always asked students to do, think critically, now has new importance.feedback

Hamish Nicklin - The Guardian

In a world where the most powerful people on the planet are using fake news and alternative facts as weapons to undermine truth and those values so many of us hold so dear, it is clear that the truth itself needs some protection.feedback

Patrick Walker - Facebook

We take fake news very seriously – we appreciate that people's reliance on Facebook for news has increased dramatically.feedback

Larry Summers

I think that making policy based on facts, advancing issues based on analysis, is central to the effective functioning of government. And so I'm very concerned by the repeated tendency to engage in alternative facts and to assert things that are not supported by reality. And I think over time that will do great damage to credibility, and in many ways in governing, credibility is the coin of the realm.feedback

Nina Pillard

What if this is really a case where we are dealing with 'alternative facts?feedback

Jeff Jarvis

[Advertisers] have to cut off the air supply to fake news. They need to understand the signals of distrust and learn that they don't want their brand over 'digital urinals'. They've got to understand that quality matters. What programmatic advertising does, what individualized data and remarketing does, is cut the value of context and the value of placement. But that doesn't mean you should cut out the value of quality and the value of trust. And we've got to figure out in the advertising industry how we do that.feedback

Whoopi Goldberg

Before we left, something came out on a website – a fake news website – about me. And it endangered my family's life and it endangered my life. It turns out the entire website was created by a guy who just wanted to see how quickly stories he made up would spread.feedback

Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook

There have been some accusations that say that we actually want this kind of content on our service because its more content and people click on it, but that's crap. No-one in our community wants fake information. We are also victims of this and we do not want it on our service. We don't want any of it. It's not always clear what is fake and what isn't. A lot of what people are calling fake news are just opinions that people disagree with.feedback

Tim Berners-Lee - World Wide Web Consortium

It creates a chilling effect on free speech and stops the web from being used as a space to explore important topics, like sensitive health issues, sexuality or religion. There are suggestions that some political adverts – in the US and around the world – are being used in unethical ways – to point voters to fake news sites, for instance, or to keep others away from the polls. Targeted advertising allows a campaign to say completely different, possibly conflicting things to different groups. Is that democratic?feedback

Tim Berners-Lee - World Wide Web Consortium

And, they choose what to show us based on algorithms which learn from our personal data that they are constantly harvesting. The net result is that these sites show us content they think we'll click on – meaning that misinformation, or 'fake news', which is surprising, shocking, or designed to appeal to our biases can spread like wildfire. But, we're missing a trick. As our data is then held in proprietary silos, out of sight to us, we lose out on the benefits we could realize if we had direct control over this data, and chose when and with whom to share it.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Don't let the FAKE NEWS tell you that there is big infighting in the Trump Admin. We are getting along great, and getting major things done!feedback

Adam Rendle

There is an expectation, particularly following the fake news controversy, that platforms have a responsibility as media companies rather than neutral tech companies to ensure that what goes on their platform is appropriate, tasteful, just like a broadcaster or a newspaper.feedback

Dan Collins

Should there be an offence [for a failure] to act on a referral? That would create a massive incentive. If their sites are full of fake news, bullying … people will go to other sites. Facebook was in breach of its own community policy. Are regular users bringing complaints not being looked at? Facebook is a major media platform … Just to say this is a technology platform isn't good enough anymore … Social media is a mature industry that takes the lion's share of advertising.feedback

Dan Collins

If we reach a tipping point where the level and virality of fake news is such it is crowding out [real] news it is a challenge to democracy.feedback

Norman Lamb

The prime minister now has serious questions to answer after she stood at the despatch box and called suggestions of a sweetheart deal 'alternative facts.feedback

David Kaye

Fake news' has emerged as a global topic of concern and there is a risk that efforts to counter it could lead to censorship, the suppression of critical thinking and other approaches contrary to human rights law.feedback

Bill Bishop

The easiest sell of President Trump’s life is that a “corrupt” media produces “fake news.” After all, fewer than 2 in 10 Americans have “a lot” of trust in news organizations, the Pew Research Center has found, and we live in a “Matrix”-infused “conspiracy culture,” according to social scientists, where one is thought to be [].feedback

Patrick Poon - Amnesty International

Although mainland Chinese mainstream media always accuse Western media coverage of China's human rights record and cases as biased, it's very rare to see them use the term 'fake news' to describe Western media reports. Some party publications might have used the term but it's just very rare in mainstream media. As Donald Trump has been discrediting some major Western media reports as 'fake news,' it seems that the mainland mainstream media might be borrowing this term from him to attack Western media coverage of human rights cases in China.feedback

Erik Wemple

Days before taking office in January, then-President-elect Donald Trump shouted down CNN correspondent Jim Acosta after his news organization had reported that the highest officials in the U.S. government had been briefed on a dossier outlining alleged contacts between Trump World and Russia. “You are fake news, ” said Trump in a combative posture that made no shortage of headlines.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Russia talk is FAKE NEWS put out by the Dems, and played up by the media, in order to make the big election defeat and the illegal leaks!feedback

Donald J. Trump

I love the First Amendment; nobody loves it better than me. Nobody. But as you saw throughout the entire campaign, and even now, the fake news doesn't tell the truth. I say it doesn't represent the people, it doesn't tell the never will represent the people, and we're going to do something about it.feedback

Sean Spicer

FAKE NEWS media knowingly doesn't tell the truth. A great danger to our country.feedback

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