The True Story Behind The Biggest Fake News Hit Of The Election

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In early July, a website made to look like a real news organization published what would prove to be one of the biggest fake news hits of the US election. was barely two weeks old when it published the hoax story, “Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald Trump for President, Releases Statement.”

It improbably quoted the pope as saying that the FBI’s inability to prosecute Hillary Clinton for her emails led him to endorse Trump. The story also falsely declared that “news outlets around the world” were reporting the endorsement.

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