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Clinton decries fake news in speech on Capitol Hill

Former Democratic presidential nominee speaks at event honoring retiring Nevada Senator Harry Reid

 

Hillary Clinton denounced fake news during a speech on Thursday for retiring Nevada Senator Harry Reid.

Clinton called the rise of fake news an epidemic in her first speech since losing the presidential election.

"It’s now clear that so-called fake news can have real-world consequences," Clinton said at the Capitol.

A recent incident involving a gunman who fired multiple shots inside a Washington pizza shop has become a target of a fake conspiracy story.

Clinton addressed the issue saying it’s "not about politics or partisanship. Lives are at risk. Lives of ordinary people just trying to go about their days to do their jobs, contribute to their communities."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.