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America Praise Other Nations for Combating Fake News, Asks for News Regulation Laws

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 21, 2019

The spread of fake news isn’t just a problem in the U.S., but in other nations around the globe as well.

Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah El Sisi is also cracking down on his country's mainstream media, most recently enforcing guidelines to block fake news accounts. As a result, he's issuing hefty fines on news outlets and journalists that do not avoid a specific list of banned topics including discrimination or racism among citizens as well as anything that incites the violation of public law.

Russia is also adopting the term with President Vladimir Putin signing a number of bills into law. Those bills criminalize the spreading of fake news and also penalize any outlet displaying “blatant disrespect for the country.” In the meantime, President Trump has promised to take on the fake news media and has vowed to get to the bottom of the issue.

Tackling fake news has become one of the many focal points of President Trump's administration. During a news conference at the White House Tuesday, he highlighted his support for other countries using his favorite term and for taking control of the spread of disinformation in their own countries. Specifically referring to his Brazilian counterpart Jair Messias Bolsonaro who used the term while visiting the president in Washington DC, President Trump said he is “very proud.”

"You look at the networks, you look at the newscasts. I call it fake news," Trump said. "I’m very proud to hear the president use the term fake news."

The praise comes as Brazil’s president earned the nickname “Trump of the Tropics” for offering vocal disapproval of biased tech companies and broadcast networks. President Trump himself has taken aim at various social media giants for their alleged anti-conservative bias.

President Bolsonaro said Brazil stands side by side with the US on certain values he believes President Trump also espouses.

“In conclusion, may I say that Brazil and the United States stand side-by-side in their efforts to share liberties and respect to traditional and family lifestyles, respect to God, our creator, against the gender ideology of the politically correct attitudes, and fake news,” Bolsonaro said.

Trump also noted, "When you get the back scene, back office statements made by executives of the various companies and you see the level of, in many cases hatred, they have for a certain group of people that happen to be in power — that happen to have won the election — you say, 'that's really unfair.' Something's happening with those groups of folks that are running Facebook and Google and Twitter”.

“I do think we have to get to the bottom of it,” Trump said, One America’s Elma Aksalic reported.

On Monday evening, Facebook temporarily blocked the White House Social Media Director’s account, USAReally reported. Dan Scavino Jr. is also an assistant to the President, so Facebook in fact interfered with his governmental duties.

The next day Trump tweeted he'd be "looking into" the issue with Scavino's account, which has already been restored.

Many Americans are cheering this global trend which President Trump has set for other countries after the 2016 Presidential elections and his demand for news media regulation laws.

“News media needs to held accountable for what they say because so many people don’t question what they hear. ‘Oh I heard it on CNN so I’m sure it’s true,’” one commenter said.

Another commenter added: “Time for certification, put out some of this swill and have your license suspended for 6 months - do it again and you are done as a writer.”

However, someone argued: “Are you so used to fake news that you don't know the truth when you see it backed with evidence? The problem is not only with fake news but also sheep mentality of un-educated people. I don't mean educated in the sense that you may have spent 10 years in college run by the people who think just like you. I am referring to educated people who know how to do research and write, read and think critically. The term once coined "common sense" is lost on the Democratic Party.”

TheYodaIAm said: “Agreed. They should be held accountable. Maybe then they will be more inclined to tell the truth. I just don't think they should be censored. Honestly, letting them hang themselves with lies then fining and suing them into bankruptcy might do the trick. They will either learn or die. Anyone who is corporate owned is fake news, including Fox.”

“This is long overdue. Fake news has run totally insane for far too long and they should be held accountable immediately,” said Linda Brawley.

“If they were truly concerned about fake news CNN MSNBC and many others would be out of business. They are pure propaganda. Wikileaks proved it,” John Grist emphasized. “When you have so called news media and journalist sending stories to Clinton for approval before printing or airing they lost all credibility as a news source. Can't wait till the Covington kids put a dent in all of these fake news outlets wallets.”

USA Really reported in January on the Covington Catholic high school incident, exposing fake reporting from the MSM.

“The reason is because the Deep State is worldwide, and the media IS their propaganda arm...so obviously the fake news issue is a worldwide problem,” Diane Watson remarked.

Michael Buchanan commented: “Journalism has become anti American, college idiots are turned out yearly, told what to say not represent the truth, such a shame, I remember when truth was the most important and integrity!! Real journalists are dead!!!”

“Trump is right about fake news. The people knew it was fake news. We need the same rules here for fake news. They are democrat cheerleaders for the Democratic Party. They do some mean stuff to people who are not democrat. Americans are not stupid. We know fake news,” added Patricia Ashley.

“If you work at a social media company and are Republican, you keep your head down and your mouth shut. Liberal extremism rages through the hallways at the places. 70% of the networks are owned by liberals, and they dictate what news you will see and hear. They won't air stories about illegal immigrants murdering Americans. They will not air stories when an armed individual prevents crime. It's all lopsided snowflake dogma, and the majority believe it,” Ghaz Man said, sharing his thoughts on the matter.

USA Really is tirelessly combating bias and exposing fake news in American mainstream media. In our special project “Media Defamation Monitor” we analyze cases of intentional or accidental distortion of facts by the mainstream US media and we call on every honest media to do the same. If you see a fake and have evidence, please report it to us so we can add it to our base.

Author: USA Really