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FxWirePro: ‘Covington students’ case shows dangerous evil of fake news

The recent case of Covington Students and a native-American person shows how dangerous and evil the fake news can be in the digital age and can easily result in some serious fatalities.

It all began, when a video surfaced showing a group of Covington Catholic students’ wearing President Trump’s encounter with a Native American man on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where it seemed that the group of students was mocking Phillips, an elderly native American man, who seemed to protest the rally using his song and drum.

As the video went viral, liberals including top Hollywood celebrities joined the chorus of online insults and even expressing desires to have the students killed. Not only the liberals and celebrities used social media to attack those students but prominent U.S. media joined in too in condemning the students.

However, as a larger video later emerged showing that the students were actually not insulting the elderly naïve American, celebrities rushed to delete their tweets and media houses silently rectified or retracted their stories but almost none issued an apology or present the corrected story in an equal grandeur like the fake news.

Only a few like Fox News’ Tucker Carlson presented the corrected scenario ripping the celebrities and media, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3Zp4ldFC4w   

President Trump has also weighed on the issue, via his favorite social media twitter, “Nick Sandmann and the students of Covington have become symbols of Fake News and how evil it can be. They have captivated the attention of the world, and I know they will use it for the good - maybe even to bring people together. It started off unpleasant, but can end in a dream!”

The students have been invited to the White House and the visit would take place, one the government shut down is over.

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