'Fake news’: A guide to Trump’s favourite phrase – and the dangers it obscures

Almost 2,000 times since his role as president, Donald Trump has dubbed media and news organizations "fake news" and during the last four years, has reported more than one regular broadband against the public.

Just after The New York Times published his first article, which chroned the president's tax filings, it emerged that he charged just $750 in federal income taxes in the year he campaigned for president, and that he denied them as "made up" once again during his first year in office.

"This is false reporting," he addressed White House reporters on Sunday.

"The news is absolutely fictional.

Made up. Made up. Making up.

True. True. Fake.

The same experiences we've been before.

Four years earlier, you could have asked me the same questions.

I had to debate and explore this.

Fake news absolutely.

No. "No."

Then he dispersed the blame and sought to put suspicion with his own false assertion on the validity of the study.

"I have already paid tax, but as soon as my tax returns come to you, it will be under investigation," he said.

"For a long period they have been audited."

Yet his own Internal Revenue Service has explained that he does not hesitate before the audit reports are released by the President.

His dismissal fits a common trend in which the press accounts are undermined by rejecting them, deflecting responsibility and making the same arguments that his critics interpreted.

The President said false news 1 906 times, based on transcripts and social networks obtained by Factba.se and the analysis checked by The Independent, after his first statement was released on its Twitter account in December 2016 via the first week of presidential debates.

A quest for the phrase "false" culminated in over 2,500 pages, from the incorrect drive to a plot through which former President Barack Obama created a bogus birth certification that often paints his detractors as "names."

The President has made almost ten times as many misleading statements with all efforts to discredit reports as "fake news."

According to The Washington Post's Fact Checker Website, about 23 lies or inaccurate comments a day over the last year, the President cooked up a "tsunami of untruths" by July, a false or misleading allegations since assuming office.

The president accepted this concept on 2 October 2019.

He said in an interview in the Oval Office, "I label false news corrupt news because fake news doesn't last long."

"And I'm the one who got the word.

But I guess I'll turn to corrupt television. "I'm so proud of it.

In the scope of his study project at the Columbia University Tow Center for Multimedia News, Buzzfeed 's technology editor Silverman started utilizing this concept in 2014.

In an address delivered on 8 December 2016, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was recently defeated, condemning 'the epidemic of fake news and misleading propaganda over the past year that saturated social media.'

Her observation after the election alerted policymakers that unfounded conspiracies circulating online pose a danger to the existence of society and the safety of individuals, in the middle of a "pizzagate" hoax already enmeshed in a huge and strong QAnon deliberation.

"It's now apparent that what is perceived as false news could have real-world implications," she said.

The livelihood is at stake ... the livelihood of normal citizens struggling to do their days, to do their employment, contribute to their societies." "It wasn't about ideology or partisanism.

The president used the sentence for the first time two days later.

In a post on Twitter, he said: "True and false – False NEWS – claims by @CNN that I am going to be focusing on The Apprentice during my job.

The first person who invoked the sentence before the press was Sean Spicer and Mike Pence from the President's office.

Days before the president's inauguration in 2017, press secretary Spicer launched an unverified dossier on Buzzfeed 's reporting, several of which were reported, by a previous British intelligence agent who reportedly associated Trump's campaign with Russia.

"This reform witch hunt by those in the media is focused on some of the worst analysis, which is honestly disgraceful which disgusting in all talk of false news recently," he added.

Moments later, Mike Pence denounced "a few news organisations' reckless decision to publish incorrectly, without any substantiation, while most of them opposed the tentation of propagating this fake reporting."

Mr Trump commented many times over during the press conference stating that BuzzFeed was a 'failure pile of garbage' and blaming CNN for getting 'their way out.' CNN issued a checked article showing that the documents had been part of the content representative of the then representative Barack Obama. Mr Trump echoed this assertion many times during the press conference.

CNN president Jim Acosta has challenged the president elected twice, "You're false news," to address some query before he was shot back by Trump.

"You know, I hear a stuff called false news more and more, and they worry of people who go to tell something of all kinds," then-elect Trump said.

"But some of the mainstream sources I work with are more fabricated news than anything else.

I might name them, but I'm not going to bother, but a couple of you sit right in the front of us.

They're really, really corrupt people, so we're going to have to deal with it I guess.

The day, Facebook users engaged almost 3.5 million times with articles regarding the word "false news."

The President would say that he made the word two years later, but that by then the word had been rendered worthless and pointless by its attacks, as its attacks had converted "false" from a phrase to describe a rising, harmful social networking issue into a concept that would be armed to destroy the very organizations that sought to counteract it.

According to an April survey of Morning Consult that showed 40 percent of Republicans did not deem the most noticeable news media trustworthy during his first couple of years in office, popular views of republicans of news agencies declined by 16 percentage points.

In 2016, the Republicans accounted for 56% of the sum.

In its November to February 2020 survey by the Gallup-Knight in 2020, one in five Americans who classify themselves as "very conservative" and one in ten Republicans felt that the media "tried to kill the government."

Nearly three-fourths (71%) of the Republicans, opposed to 22% of the Democrats and 52% of the Independents, have a "really" and "somewhat" unfavorable perception of the state.

However, nearly 80% agree that news is "essential" or "very significant" for democracy.

While the President used the sentence to discredit media holding themselves and making him responsible, true false news has spread.

Social networking outlets have had a rough time countering partisan hoaxes and the development, from fake Web pages to the obvious withdrew of government officials and even leaders, conspirators' theories and health misinformation since the coronavirus pandemic.

The archive of the DCS showed that the president has made about 1,000 misleading statements to the propaganda storm that were published by Covid-19.

In April 2020, the deadliest month in the United States during the Covid 19 crisis, in the course of which websites promoting disinformation have had around 460 million views across Facebook alone, based on knowledge collection by a global non-profit advocacy group, Avaaz, the biggest public health disinformation in the world in at least five countries has produced an approximate 3,8 billion views on Facebook.

About 4 times as much health material from health authorities, including the World Health Organisation, the Centers and Prevention, Avaaz identified the top 10 websites that propagate health misinformation.

According to a study carried out by the Gallup-Knight poll, the pace and frequency of the internet and the dissemination of disinformation online has increased to almost three quarters of Americans who are finding better protection against misleading or hateful knowledge online.

In the weeks leading up to 2020, political experts are ready for a torrent of false content, and social network outlets are under strain to retrieve details regarding the polls, predicting amongst other things a situation in which the president mistakenly announces victory.

Kristy Roschke, a communications professor at the Arizona State University, and managing director of News / Co Laboratory, which specializes in media literacy, says "There's going to be too many misguided and conflicting theories, and there's going to be people deliberately propagating myths.

"If you don't tell me, 'Today is the last day you can vote, today is how you can,' and who said that, I'm always as shocked as I was, she said.

The Research of Ms Silverman in 2015 ("Lies, Damn Lies, and Viral Information") showed that "news websites commit much more time and energy than work on verifying and/or debunking of viral information and misinformation to propagating dubious and sometimes inaccurate statements."

His report, which was authored before the presidency of Trump, developed a collection of best practices, after finding, through inadvertent chassis, that journalists and media outlets, through their attempts to combat deception, controlled everyday news cycles.

"The consequence is that lies reach well beyond the facts and that news media play a powerful part in bringing this in," he said.

On 29 September, the president immediately introduced his first discussion on democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, and confirmed miscarriages, from charges of broad-based electoral bribery, to lies.

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