It’s not clear how many of the 1.7 million fake news stories that have appeared on the web in the past month originated in the United States, but the rise of President Donald Trump has certainly contributed to the problem.
“I don’t think it’s a new phenomenon,” said Jonathan Rauch, chief executive of the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit watchdog group.
“The American people have a very strong aversion to fake news, and we don’t want them to get fed it.”
So far, the Trump administration has been accused of not doing enough to combat the spread of fake news.
Trump has accused news outlets of peddling “fake news” and “dishonest propaganda” in an attempt to influence the 2016 election.
But that’s not necessarily the case.
The president has frequently cited his Twitter account as a major source for news stories, and he frequently uses it to share tweets.
In February, Trump tweeted about a CNN report on how the president had “declared war on CNN.”
The president also tweeted a link to an article by the New York Times on how he had called CNN “fake” and called for the network to “be ashamed.”
That prompted a tweet from the president, in which he wrote: “You can rest assured, when I am president, I will fight against the New England media!”
The president’s comments came after CNN reported that Trump had told a group of reporters at a private White House event in February: “I hate to use the word ‘fake,’ but they’re fake news!”
“I’ve never called the press fake, and never will,” Trump told reporters during the White House briefing on May 14.
The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Raup said the spread is especially troubling given that Trump’s own tweets are mostly from the United Kingdom.
“We are in the midst of a crisis of information,” Rauhach said.
“And that information is now being spread through the Internet.”
Rauck added that the spread has not been limited to the United State, and the threat is not limited to just Trump.
“If it’s true that Trump is spreading misinformation in the U.K. and other places, that’s going to have an impact,” he said.
The problem of fake media in the US is not unique to the U: in May, The New York Post reported that fake news websites have been popping up in Australia, Canada, India, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, and Turkey.
Raucch said that there is no evidence that any of these fake news sites are linked to specific groups, but he believes that they could be used by politicians and other officials to push their own agendas.
“It’s not just Trump,” Raux said.
For example, “if you want to use fake news in Australia and other parts of the world, you could make a case that this is just the tip of the iceberg.”
Raux pointed to the example of former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke.
In 2005, Hawke became a strong advocate for his country’s traditional mining industry.
Hawke is now considered one of the “fathers” of the mining industry in Australia.
He has spoken out against coal mining and has been criticized by the mining community for a series of statements he has made in support of coal.
“That’s the real story here,” Raulch said.
And Rauach added that “fake media” could also be used to manipulate opinion.
“People could try to make the case that they’re actually not doing any of the reporting,” he added.
In the past, Trump has cited his own Twitter account to back up his claims that “many” people were supporting his campaign.
And Trump himself tweeted on May 10 that he had “a total of over 2.7m people” supporting his candidacy.
The tweet came in response to a story from Axios that reported that he was not getting the support he wanted from his supporters.
“Trump supporters are the most passionate, passionate people I’ve ever met in my life,” Axios wrote.
Trump responded to the story, saying that he did not have the numbers he wanted.
“Now that they have me so close, they’re going to come back to me,” Trump wrote in a later tweet.
The New Yorker published an article in May that said Trump was in “a free fall” and that the president was suffering from “an anxiety disorder.”