Sean Hannity Falls For Fake "News" Story

On Tuesday, Radio host Sean Hannity fell for a piece of fake news about President Obama deleting endorsements of Hillary Clinton from his Twitter account. Hannity used the false news to allege that President Obama's legacy could be "jail." Later in the day, Hannity tweeted a correction and apologized. The evolution of events shows how fake news stories can spread from fringe web sites to nationally syndicated radio shows with countless listeners. In this case, the fake story began on a site called "Your News Wire," which publishes a mix of true and made-up news. By the time the story got to Hannity, even the fake facts were incorrect.

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