113: Fake-Alt-Tweet

If the Trump candidacy was defined by Twitter rants, the Trump Presidency may be defined by “fake news”. Since his election, the president and others have only intensified their use of the slur to shame journalists they don’t like. 

At the same time, dozens of new social media accounts have sprung up purporting to be run by “rogue” government staffers, intent on tweeting out facts that run counter to White House claims. And it is getting increasingly difficult to tell fact from fiction.