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Can I just declare something Fake News if I don't like it? Do I face any legal repercussions?

As long as I get it out there, I don't see refutations as being not so much of a problem.

Asking for a friend.

replies 6Dec 6, 2017 1:21 PM +00:00

Don't do it in Ireland:

Five years in jail for spreading 'fake news' under FF proposal
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replies 1Dec 6, 2017 1:35 PM +00:00
A tweet by Donald Trump accusing CNN of purveying “fake news” has been seized on by Libyan media to challenge a report by the US broadcaster which suggested modern day slave auctions were being held in the country.
Libyan media question CNN report on modern slave auctions in the country, a sign of US president’s attacks having real world effect
the Guardian
replies 2Dec 6, 2017 1:38 PM +00:00

Governments are using Trump’s fake news claim to hide ‘ethnic cleansing’

“There is no such thing as Rohingya,” said a Myanmar official this week. “It is fake news.”
That’s the sound of a foreign government using the U.S. president’s own rhetoric to excuse ethnic cleansing by denying the very existence of an entire ethnic group. More than 600,000 Rohingya are stateless in Bangladesh; an unknown number have been killed; thousands more face permanent statelessness, famine, and disease; and state-sponsored rape of Rohingya women affects the entire population, according to a report by Human Rights Watch.
“Soon we will all be dead or gone,” one man told the New York Times.
“Fake news” just stopped being funny.
President Trump’s bombastic, self-serving rhetoric is now costing lives
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I do

--DJT. #MostPopularWorldLeaderInHistory
replies 4Dec 6, 2017 1:46 PM +00:00

In the U.S., as long as your fake news isn't libelous, you're golden. To avoid personal repercussions, though, use a dummy account rather than your own personal account.

replies 5Dec 6, 2017 2:56 PM +00:00
In the U.S., as long as your fake news isn't libelous, you're golden.

Not good enough.

replies 6Dec 6, 2017 9:43 PM +00:00