Brian Williams: "Fake News Played A Role In This Election And Continues To Find A Wide Audience"


Brian Williams gives a run down on the news on Wednesday's edition of The 11th Hour on MSNBC and addressed the nexus of "fake news" and the son of Ret. Gen. Mike Flynn. Williams said Breitbart is one of the largest proprietors of "fake news." Williams called out Flynn's son for "passing on fake news."

"Fake news played a role in the election and continues to find a wide audience," Williams said.

WILLIAMS: Another former general in the Trump circle is receiving new attention. His National Security Adviser-designate, Mike Flynn. Flynn's son was fired by the Trump transition today for passing on fake news story via Twitter. But his dad, the retired Army three-star general has passed on some gems himself.

Here are a few, 'Clinton is involved in child sex trafficking and has secretly waged war on the Catholic Church.' As well as charges that the president is a 'jihadi' who 'laundered' money for terrorists.

As we talked about here last night, fake news played a role in the election and continues to find a wide audience. A BuzzFeed news study of of Donald Trump's own tweets where they followed back news stories to their root source found more of them came from Breitbart originally than any other single source.

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