[H]alf of Americans view fake news as a bigger threat to the country than terrorism, illegal immigration, violent crime or racism, according to a new study. ... The result, according to the study by the Pew Research Center, is that almost 70% of Americans feel fake news and misinformation have greatly affected their confidence in government institutions, and experts warn of a deepening crisis if the status quo is left unchecked.
Where I live there’s talking smack and there’s smacking.
While I prefer neither, actual smacking hurts.
One can check a story out. But Hidden Bombs on the Subway or Times Square? Run. Where? When?