Flowers and notes left by well-wishers are displayed on Dec. 9 outside Comet Ping Pong, the pizza restaurant in Washington. The pizza restaurant in the nation’s capital was the target of fake news stories linking it to a child sex trafficking ring, prompting an armed man to arrive at Comet Ping Pong to investigate the conspiracy and fire several shots into the restaurant.
Flowers and notes left by well-wishers are displayed on Dec. 9 outside Comet Ping Pong, the pizza restaurant in Washington. The pizza restaurant in the nation’s capital was the target of fake news stories linking it to a child sex trafficking ring, prompting an armed man to arrive at Comet Ping Pong to investigate the conspiracy and fire several shots into the restaurant. Jessica Gresko AP
Flowers and notes left by well-wishers are displayed on Dec. 9 outside Comet Ping Pong, the pizza restaurant in Washington. The pizza restaurant in the nation’s capital was the target of fake news stories linking it to a child sex trafficking ring, prompting an armed man to arrive at Comet Ping Pong to investigate the conspiracy and fire several shots into the restaurant. Jessica Gresko AP

You think you can recognize fake news? So does most of the country.

December 15, 2016 12:00 PM

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