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VERBATIM: Obama warns against fake news

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If we can't discriminate between serious arguments and propaganda.
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Then we have problems. Because at an age where there's so much active misinformation. And it's packaged very well, and it looks the same when you see it on a Facebook page or when you turn on your television. If everything seems to be the same and no distinctions are made, then we won't know what to protect.
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We won't know what to fight for. And we can lose so much of what we've gained in terms of the kind of democratic freedoms and market-based economies, prosperity that we've come to take for granted.