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The ‘thrill of the chase’ in perpetuating fake news

Clip: Season 2016 | 9m 29s

This election cycle saw its fair share of so-called “fake news.” On December 4, an armed man walked into a Washington, DC, pizza joint, claiming he needed to investigate a story he had heard: that Hillary Clinton and her former campaign manager were hosting a child sex ring there. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with The Washington Post’s Marc Fisher about how and why this fiction spread as fact.

Aired: 12/09/16

Rating: NR

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