Clinton Tells Congress To Take Action Against ‘Epidemic Of “Fake News”

Clinton Tells Congress To Take Action Against ‘Epidemic Of "Fake News"

Hillary Clinton has called on Congress to take action against the “epidemic of malicious fake news” and propaganda on social media.

The defeated US Democratic presidential candidate claimed that the “fake news” stories represents a “danger” to the “lives of ordinary people.”

Some Democrats have argued that the online spread of anti-Clinton “fake news”contributed to her electoral loss to Donald Trump.

This week saw renewed attention to the worrisome “fake news” stories after a gunman entered a pizzeria in Washington that was at the center of a theory alleging it was home to a child sex abuse ring involving Clinton and her inner circle.

Press TV reports:

“Let me just mention briefly one threat in particular that should concern all Americans,” Clinton said on Thursday speaking at a ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, honoring retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. “Democrats, Republicans, and independents alike — especially those who serve in our Congress.”

“The epidemic of malicious fake news and false propaganda that flooded social media over the past year — it’s now clear the so-called fake news can have real-world consequences,” she added.

Some Democrats, including President Barack Obama, have argued that Clinton lost the presidential election to President-elect Republican nominee Donald Trump because of the spread of fake news online against her.

Obama had been worried about cropping up of multiple pro-Trump fake news websites in the run-up to Election Day and spoken about it with his advisory team before the presidential election, The Independent reported on November 18.

According to reports, hundreds of invented articles had surfaced which promoted Trump and slandered Clinton, and her husband, former President Bill Clinton.

This week, police said a gunman entered a pizzeria in Washington, DC, after he read online that it was tied to a pedophilia ring linked to the Clintons.

“This isn’t about politics or partisanship,” Clinton said during her speech Thursday.

“Lives are at risk — lives of ordinary people just trying to go about their days, to do their jobs, contribute to their communities. It’s a danger that must be addressed and addressed quickly,” she said.

Clinton’s speech was the second public appearance she has made since suffering a crushing defeat at the hands of Trump in the November 8 election.

 

  • Kieron

    Eh, pot calling the kettle black me thinks.

    Bernie Sanders seems to ring a ding dong here Hillary. If there is anyone on this planet who should be complaining about fake news it shouldn’t be the Clinton family. You have used it to the max, and by the way, still lost. You’ve been found out..give it a rest..take your stolen millions and leave while you can..By the way, don’t take any holiday stop overs in Haiti.

  • tomatoman

    and all this from crooked Hillary…lol.. oh my goodness,…at least she is going to die soon…. everybody have a little sniffle for crooked Hillary.. sniff sniff boo hoo.. lol

  • SpidermanVitamin

    Sorry bitch, youre not the president. You dont get to tell congress shit. Besides your whole losing campaign was reliant upon and based on fake news.

    • Skullburn

      Why are we still hearing from this worthless cunt? Why can’t she just go crawl back under the slimy fucking rock she came from under? Why can’t we see a headline that says “Hillary took a bullet to the head”? Fuckin cunt needs to fuck off and die!

  • alethophobia is real

    ill just leave this here,.. lol
    fake news,.. umm,.. that’s what is on tv isn’t it? when are they going to take these networks off the air? i’ll just hold my breath and wait.. lol
    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/07/31/364678/-Fox-News-wins-in-court

  • Kieron

    If you work in a school, join the military, or even work in the media,and at some stage in your career have to interview royalty or senior politicians,you will have to be vetted. So for those that are vetted our ‘everything’ is there to be seen and recorded..This will involve interviews with family and friends, record any minor crimes, have you ever mixed with who are considered undesirables.

    • Amaris

      the only vetting these ppl need is to belong in secret societies like the Bilderbergs , scull and bones etc, and be involved in Satanic rituals. They have sold their souls a long time ago for power and money, but the devil will claim his own.

  • Kieron

    My point being, we have individuals looking to put themselves in places with unbelievable power, but we know nothing about their qualifications to represent us. Because they don’t allow it. Great this democracy.

  • freemind

    lol funny people. the usa is the worst and was always the worst country in the world. what they have done to countries and people in this world. when its gone in the hour it will take thirs prob not going to be much remorse from the rest of the world. and for good reason.

  • Black Swan

    De-generate psychopaths have no remorse or shame in the Demon-ocracy called the United States.