The federal government is the primary retailer of “fake news”

Through an endless geyser of propaganda.  See John Whitehead’s latest article on the topic.

Fake news dragged the U.S. into the Iraq War, the Drug War, and every other program where the result is a pillaging of taxpayers, present and future.

Warnings about “fake news” usually come from those who also despise the internet, and would like to see it controlled, China-style.  Indeed, the term “fake news” is authoritarian Newspeak for alternative opinions.

Also see this wonderful column by Fred Reed from earlier in the year, on the revolution of the internet.