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Distrust in the news media isn't as recent a development as we might think; hoaxes and humbugs go back to the earliest days of human communication. It's only the tools we have at our disposal that allow us to discover and disperse these fake stories that is unique to the digital era. On this episode of Trailblazers, we look back to the earliest, most notorious hoaxes throughout American history and see just how similar they are to what is going on today. 

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