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The Life, Death And Rebirth Of ‘Fake News’ On Reddit

There’s been a great deal of chatter about “fake news” in the real news lately, but has that chatter carried over to other forms of media? In the video above, Ritchie King uses our recently updated compendium of Reddit comments to find out how “fake news” is resonating on that platform. Plus, a look at how slang terms like “Yolo” have risen and fallen over time.

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Ritchie King is senior editor for data visualization at FiveThirtyEight.

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