How Dangerous Is Fake News?06:04
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Meighan Stone places a support banner with flowers outside the door of Comet Ping Pong pizza shop, in Washington, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. A fake news story prompted a man to fire a rifle inside the popular Washington, D.C., pizza place as he attempted to "self-investigate" a conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton was running a child sex ring from there, police said.  (Jose Luis Magana/AP)
Meighan Stone places a support banner with flowers outside the door of Comet Ping Pong pizza shop, in Washington, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. A fake news story prompted a man to fire a rifle inside the popular Washington, D.C., pizza place as he attempted to "self-investigate" a conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton was running a child sex ring from there, police said. (Jose Luis Magana/AP)
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Fake news and the effect it has on people's actions has become one of the major stories coming out of this year's historic election.

NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) joins Here & Now's Robin Young to share his thoughts on the issue, and the potential danger fake news poses.

This segment aired on December 8, 2016.

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