2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is calling on Congress to take action to fight the “epidemic” of fake news online.
Speaking on Capitol Hill, Clinton said that “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.”
Individuals spreading fake news articles have continued to focus their ire toward Mrs. Clinton, including a high-profile “story” involving a pizzeria in Northwest Washington targeted as the center of a child-trafficking ring operated by Clinton and her top advisors. A gunman from North Carolina recently was arrested for firing an assault rifle inside the pizzeria after driving six hours to see the situation for himself.
Speaking at a ceremony honoring retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, Clinton said “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.