In the Age of the Internet there should not be any "fake" news. As I watch and listen to Donald Trump refer to every piece of news that is negative against him as "Fake" news. I ask myself, "I do NOT live in Nazi Germany" where the "news" was controlled by the government, but I live not only in the freest country in the world, the United States of America where access to information in the "Age of the Internet" and verification of "news" is but a key stroke or two away. the people most vulnerable to being influenced by "fake" news are the under-educated and the lazy who do not have the resources or desire to seek out the truth as I do all the time both at work and at home. My parents, sadly, fall into the category of the under-educated whose sole source is Fox News. When I questioned what Sean Hannity or Laura Ingraham said as not being true, she asked me "How do I know they are lying?" My response was I look up what was said and investigate the truth, finding many sources to confirm the truth, and in many times, it is their own words in the past that confirm the truth.

In the 2016 presidential elections, I came across information I thought was true, and when it was pointed out to me the information was fake, I investigated the information and removed my post. It is time all Americans woke up and stop accepting anyone saying information/news is fake, but be diligent and seek out the truth, via the internet and any other technology, do not take anyone's word for it, especially a pathological liar, Republican Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, Democrat. "Fake news" should be a thing of the past in the "Age of the Internet. Thomas Jefferson said that "Everything yields to diligence", and America's Constitutional Republic depends on a diligent electorate, Wake Up America! Don't allow yourself to be fooled by the Russians or their agents again, even if they occupy the White House.

JOHN BLOOM

CHAIRMAN CONSTITUTION PARTY OF VIRGINIA

NEWPORT NEWS

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