How much are journalists to blame for fake news?

US President Joe Biden pledged to “defend the truth” as he was sworn into power yesterday.

In any other time his words may have seemed glib had fake news about the election result not led to an attack on the Senate two weeks earlier.

Outgoing president Donald Trump was blamed for inciting the violence at Capitol Hill for “fraudulently” claiming the outcome was rigged against him.

Five people died in the riot, which has been widely judged as a threat to democracy.

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