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Fake news is nothing new. False stories were even circulated during the American Revolutionary War: John Adams, Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin and other revolutionaries made up stories that made British rule in the colonies sound more brutal than it really was.\n\nToday, however, fake news can spread quicker than ever on social media and internet forums. \n\nMost people think they would never get tricked into thinking that fake news is real, but can you really tell the difference?