Online lies and internet spin paralyze Congress


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As an American journalist, I have been threatened with violence, fired and canceled for what I’ve written and for what I had to say on the airwaves since social media has gone wild. There’s no way to forget the flood of threats and harassing calls I received when my personal contact information was released in a WikiLeaks data-dump of stolen emails belonging to high-level government sources. My life was threatened after the last Republican president went online to slam me for criticizing his trade policy on a Sunday talk show. These ugly memories surface now because Antony Blinken, the Secretary...