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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.

by Anonymousreply 612/06/2017

Don't do it in Ireland:

[quote]Five years in jail for spreading 'fake news' under FF proposal

by Anonymousreply 112/06/2017

[quote]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.

by Anonymousreply 212/06/2017

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

[quote]“There is no such thing as Rohingya,” said a Myanmar official this week. “It is fake news.”

[quote]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.

[quote]“Soon we will all be dead or gone,” one man told the New York Times.

[quote]“Fake news” just stopped being funny.

by Anonymousreply 312/06/2017

I do

by Anonymousreply 412/06/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 512/06/2017

[quote] In the U.S., as long as your fake news isn't libelous, you're golden.

Not good enough.

by Anonymousreply 612/06/2017
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