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An Idaho state lawmaker urges her constituents to submit entries for her "fake news awards".Donald Trump's campaign to discredit the news media has spread to officials at all levels of government, who are echoing his use of the term "fake news" as a weapon against unflattering stories.Experts on the press and democracy say the cries of "fake news" could do long-term damage by sowing confusion and contempt for journalists and by undermining the media's role as a watchdog on government and politicians.In the last year, at least three political figures have been implicated in physical assaults on reporters asking questions, while journalists have been attacked in dozens of other incidents by protesters, according to the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker.The routine labeling of factual reporting as "fake news" comes as actual fake news proliferates on the internet.Now the news media editor at BuzzFeed, he wrote recently that he cringes when he hears anyone use the term, which he said became a partisan weapon after Trump's election in 2016 .Silverman wrote that political figures are manipulating social media to "literally brand real things as fake" and manufacture reality for their followers.
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