A look back at Lie of the Year, 2009 to 2016

PolitiFact’s editors and reporters award the Lie of the Year to the most significant falsehood or exaggeration of the past 12 months. Here’s a look back at the past eight years of "winners." 2016: Fake news Conspiracy theories and hoaxes have always been part of America’s political conversation, but in 2016 they took off online. Fake news found a willing enabler in Donald Trump, who at times repeated and legitimized made-up reports. We defined fake news as fabricated information, manipulated to look like credible news reports, then easily spread online. 2015: The campaign misstatements of Donald Trump From "thousands and … >>More
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