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Politifact Names Doubts Over Russian Election Interference as 'Lie of the Year'

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By    |   Tuesday, 12 December 2017 06:13 PM

Fact-checking website Politifact revealed the recipient of its "2017 Lie of the Year" award: claims that Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election was fake news.

"A mountain of evidence points to a single fact: Russia meddled in the U.S. presidential election of 2016," the organization wrote.

Politifact then listed some of the evidence that shows Russia did, in fact, try to influence the election through a variety of methods. Some of that includes congressional testimony by government officials and even web and social media companies admitting that Russia used their networks to spread propaganda.

President Donald Trump has expressed doubt over the U.S. intelligence community's insistence that Russia hacked the election. And he has claimed that no collusion between his campaign and Russia took place.

"When the nation's commander-in-chief refuses to acknowledge a threat to U.S. democracy, it makes it all the more difficult to address the problem," Politifact wrote. "For this reason, we name Trump's claim that the Russia interference is a hoax as our Lie of the Year for 2017."

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Fact-checking website Politifact revealed the recipient of its "2017 Lie of the Year" award: claims that Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election was fake news.
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