The story, the lawsuit said, was part of an attempt to discredit the US intelligence community’s determination that Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee and obtained a trove of emails released by Wikileaks.
As is known, the story of Seth Rich being a victim of arkancide was a case of fake news that even Fox News decided to put Sean Hannity on a mandatory and temporary vacation that it reserves for its journalists that do not follow its loose standards. Of course, supporters of Mr. Trump do not find any problem with Fox’s actions. Why is that? They are quite willing to criticize MSNBC and CNN for doing similar.
The truth is that the Seth Rich story highlights one of the biggest problems with politics. Low information voters will believe what they want to believe. To conservative low information voters, the Seth Rich story is true because, if true, it would discredit the Russia scandal which is what they want to believe. Unfortunately, many other examples exist on both sides of the political spectrum.
This raises the question, how do we combat fake news without infringing upon first amendment rights?