'Fake news' jokes dominate after best picture flub at Oscars

'Fake news' jokes dominate after best picture flub at Oscars
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"It is true, it's not fake," said Moonlight director Barry Jenkins during his jaw-dropping acceptance speech, which followed a roller coaster of events that led to his movie being named best picture on Sunday night.

And it was maybe the easiest pitch for anyone looking to tee up "fake news" jokes (who hasn't been sitting on a stash of these lately?), and those watching the Oscars with Twitter open got right to the task.

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You can thank Oscars 2017 for taking us one more step in the slow death march of the term "fake news".

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