Election 2016

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Joe Biden on Donald Trump and Russia

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Vice President Joe Biden criticized President-elect Donald Trump’s angry tweets in an interview with PBS NewsHour on Thursday, saying, “Grow up, Donald.” Continue reading

A general view of the exterior of the Comet Ping Pong pizza restaurant in Washington, U.S. December 5, 2016. The pizzeria vowed on Monday to stay open despite a shooting incident sparked by a fake news report that it was fronting a child sex ring run by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTSUS6D

Fake news websites lead to real life dangers such as ‘Pizzagate’

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Concern over the spread of fake news has grown since the election, when a number of false reports were circulated widely through social media. Continue reading

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Massachusetts students recreate election reactions with Mannequin Challenge

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A group of students at Somerville High School in Somerville, Massachusetts decided to capture the range of emotions they were experiencing by creating a Mannequin Challenge video. Continue reading

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DACA Dreamers fear Trump’s immigration policy

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Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, President-elect Donald Trump promised to crack down on undocumented immigration, including hundreds of thousands of young people who have obtained temporary legal status under the Obama Administration. Continue reading

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Did fake news influence the outcome of Election 2016?

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The proliferation of fake news sources on social media has raised questions about the duty of sites like Facebook and Twitter to screen content and distinguish fact from fiction. Continue reading

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