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Riding the Rumor

Friday, October 03, 2014

A longtime chronicler of media misinformation creates a real-time rumor tracker called 

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How to Accidentally Start a Rumor About a U.S. Senator

Friday, February 22, 2013

This month, the conservative site suggested that Senator Chuck Hagel, Obama's nominee for Secretary of Defense, had secret financial ties to a group called “Friends of Hamas.” It did not look good: a U.S. politician had allegedly received money from a terrorist organization that's called for Israel’s destruction. Turns out though, it  wasn’t true. New York Daily News reporter Dan Friedman tells Brooke about his theory that he was the source of the rumor.


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