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Trump and the rise of ‘Fake News’: How powerful is the media?

Everyone is talking about ‘fake news’. The Democrats and the left use it to describe alt-right newsites, whilst Trump uses the term to describe all those who oppose him. Yet the concept of ‘fake news’ assumes that mainstream news, controlled by billionaire conglomerates like the Murdoch press, are always truthful. Since the beginning of capitalism the mainstream media has pumped out lies to suit the interests of the 1%.

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