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Guest post by David Middleton

There has recently been an uproar about “fake news stories.”  Since the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of these nominally United States many have called for the censorship of fake news stories…

The war on ‘fake news’ is all about censoring real news

By Karol Markowicz December 4, 2016

Scrambling for an explanation for Donald Trump’s victory, many in the media and on the left have settled on the idea that his supporters were consumers of “fake news” — gullible rubes living in an alternate reality made Trump president.

To be sure, there is such a thing as actual fake news: made-up stories built to get Facebook traction before they can be debunked. But that’s not what’s really going on here.

What the left is trying to do is designate anything outside its ideological bubble as suspect on its face.

In October, President…

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