Group applies to trademark ‘fake news' to stop Trump from using it
Added 10-22-19 01:18:03pm EST - “Nothing fake about this news. The Florida chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) has applied to trademark the term "fake news," chapter president Emily Bloch writes in?” - Nypost.com
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The Florida chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) has applied to trademark the term “fake news,” chapter president Emily Bloch writes in Teen Vogue.
Bloch argues in her piece that President Trump’s “hefty use of the term — and the way it’s caught on among his followers — threatens the livelihood of healthy discourse within a democracy,” adding that he has referenced the term over 1,200 times since taking office.
The op-ed highlighted a Knight Foundation/Gallup study which found American trust in the media to be at an all-time low.
That same study also found that “40% of Republicans say accurate news stories that cast a politician or political group in a negative light should ‘always’ be considered fake news.”
“No one can really trademark a generic term like “fake news,” which started being used long before Trump even took office. What we do hope is that this idea is outrageous enough to get people to stop and think about what fake news is, and what it means to them.”
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