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I'm going to jump in here and point out that this is exactly why the claims in the linked story are impossible.

Both parses of the English that Trump spoke and unfalsifiable.

Even the completely made up posts (eg "The Pope endorses Trump") are going to be extremely difficult to distinguish from a piece of actual breaking news.

An algorithm will end up having to look at the source - and yet many in this election campaign argue that many of the traditional media outlets post false news too.

I disagree with this: they may have their slant on news ("Trump did/not say Mexicans were rapists"), but they generally don't post complete fabrications.

I still aren't at all convinced that actual false news is a real problem - I'd say there was a much bigger issue with differing interpretations of events.

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