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The consequences of Fake News are epitomized by the real news of the collected stories popularly know as "Pizzagate." It became national headlines when the fake news story inspired a man, in Dcember 2016, to attack a pizza restaurant with an assault rifle, based on a complete lie.
- here is a link to a page in which the fact-checker SNOPES details the facts and the fiction.
- It is an example of how you, as a literate media user can diagnose a news story.
How Fake News finds your Social Media
This clip from 60 Minutes All-Access includes a Q&A with one of the persons who helped to circulate the fake accusations that fueled the attack at Comet Pizza, and how he explains what he does.
Can Fake News be controlled?