No, the Redditor who made the Trump/CNN GIF is not 15 years old

While Media Matters is a biased organization, this account of how fake news get propagated fast on the Internet is worth the read.

A false claim posted on 4chan that a Redditor who created an anti-CNN GIF, and who was tracked down by CNN, was just 15 years old made its way to Donald Trump Jr. and on Fox News within 12 hours. According to CNN and the reporter who helped identify the Reddit user, the man is actually middle aged. The fact that the claim (made to smear CNN for attacking a teenager) was able to spread so quickly exemplifies how misinformation from fringe sources can make its way through the “alt-right”/fake news ecosystem and to outlets with a broader reach, such as Fox News.

Source: No, the Redditor who made the Trump/CNN GIF is not 15 years old

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