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WOW: Frank Luntz shows how fast this 'fake news' spread (vs. the correction)

On Saturday we told you about a BBC journo who tweeted that President Trump wasn’t wearing headphones to listen to the translation of a speech at the G7 Summit. That turned out to be false, as it was learned that Trump was wearing a single earpiece in his right ear, but by then the bogus story had spread with the help of NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell and others:

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The BBC journo later tweeted a correction, but the damage was done. Frank Luntz compared the original false info to the correction:

The power of “fake news” and those who help it spread:


https://twitter.com/AaronBlake/status/869184531890397186

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Update: Here’s where the “original tweet vs. correction” numbers stand as of this morning, via @NumbersMuncher:

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