A Third Grader Explains to Trump What Fake News Is in a Kimmel Segment

‘Let me know if you have any questions’

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NOAH: "Hi, Mr. President. Today I’m going to explain fake news. Because it’s not what you think it is. So what is it? Well, the dictionary defines “Fake” as “A thing that is not genuine, a forgery or sham.” So fake news is a news story that is intentionally fabricated and presented as if it were real news. Get it? For example, this headline was widely shared on Facebook. “Cinnamon roll can explodes inside man’s butt during shoplifting incident.” That’s funny but it’s fake. And even though it’s fake, this article was shared 765,000 times. That’s a lot of times. Unfortunately, a lot of the fake news articles misled people about important subjects. Like reporting that the pope endorsed you. Or that ISIS told muslims to vote for Hillary. That’s fake news. But this, don’t let the fake news tell you that there’s big infighting in the trump admin, we are getting along great and getting major things done. It’s not fake news, Mr. President. It’s real news that you disagree with. That’s the important difference. Because when you call real news fake, you undermine people’s trust in the free press to keep us informed. Thanks for listening. Let me know if you have any questions."

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