Which is the bigger threat to a nation: fake news, or the millions of people who believe it and spread it around?

Fake news, much like corrupt elected officials, don’t exist in a vacuum; each relies upon the support of hundreds, thousands or millions of people who lack the intellectual discernment to figure out when something is true or not. Yes, it is a threat to our democracy that so much false information has been spread about over the past few years online, but such “news” would never have gotten the traction it did without so many online collaborators who literally lacked the wits to check...

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