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Trump Reacts to Russia Intel Scandal With Series of Tweets

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:57:51 Z)

Yesterday the New York Times accused the Trump campaign of being in contact with Russian intelligence officials (without specifics about what these contacts were about or who initiated them). This morning President Trump reacted with a series of tweets taking aim at MSNBC, CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Hillary Clinton, former President Obama, the NSA and the FBI:

What a time to be alive...

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Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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