Duke students analyze Trump’s take on ‘fake news’

Duke students analyze Trump’s take on ‘fake news’

Duke's Reporters' Lab found that to President Donald Trump, "fake news" usually means "news about Russia's involvement in his presidential campaign."

Above, photo by Paul Sancya for the Associated Press.

What does “fake news” actually mean?

Well, to President Donald Trump, it means “news about Russia.”

The Reporters’ Lab at Duke analyzed five months of President Trump’s tweets and found that, for him, “fake news” usually means “news about Russia getting involved in his presidential campaign.”

You can read more about the Lab’s findings, written by Duke junior Riley Griffin, here.

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