on Thursday decried the spread of fake news online, calling it an “epidemic” that Congress should take action against.
“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,” Clinton said during a speech on Capitol Hill.
Some Democrats have argued the spread of anti-Clinton fake news online contributed to her electoral loss to .
The issue has received renewed attention this week after a gunman entered a pizzeria in Washington that was at the center of a false viral conspiracy theory that alleged it was home to a pedophilia ring operated by Clinton and her inner circle.Not sure what she means. Discussion of Benghazi, or her rapist husband? If she's upset about rumors on social media, perhaps she'll take action against how most of her younger voters get misinformed? Regardless, any form of expression that isn't libelous, slanderous, or treasonous is protected by the First Amendment, including burning Old Glory. Lies are largely a matter of opinion in the political sphere.