Friday, December 9, 2016
Fake News? How about "Hands up Don't shoot" fabrication the Democrats have been peddling including Obama's coddling of BLM! Of course Hillary wants to regulate your speech, not here lies.
WASHINGTON — In her first visit to the Capitol since her shocking election loss, Hillary Clinton on Thursday called on Congress to address the “epidemic” of fake news that she said was a danger to the nation.
Clinton was speaking at a ceremony to honor retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid when she diverted from her compliments to address “one threat in particular that should concern all Americans.”
She called on Congress to stop the “epidemic of malicious fake news and false propaganda that flooded social media over the past year.”
One such fake news story had Clinton running a child sex abuse ring out of a pizzeria in Washington, Comet Ping Pong. On Sunday, a 28-year-old North Carolina man, Edgar Welch, traveled to the pizzeria with an AR-15 rifle to “investigate” and fired off his weapon.
No one was injured.
“It’s now clear that so-called fake news can have real-world consequences,” Clinton said, though not mentioning that particular incident.
“This isn’t about politics or partisanship,” she said. “Lives are at risk. Lives of ordinary people just trying to go about their days to do their jobs, contribute to their communities.”
Social media sites like Facebook are now looking into labeling fake news stories as hoaxes.
False stories were peddled throughout the election through the help a Russian propaganda campaign aimed at hurting Clinton, the Washington Post reported.
“It’s a danger that must be addressed and addressed quickly,” Clinton continued.
“Bipartisan legislation is making its way through Congress to boost the government’s response to foreign propaganda and Silicon Valley is starting to grapple with the challenge and threat of fake news.”
At the start of the speech — her second public event since her defeat — Clinton quipped about the upcoming inauguration.
“This is not exactly the speech at the Capitol I’d hoped to be giving after the election, but after a few weeks of taking selfies in the woods, I thought it would be a good idea to come out.”