The former Democratic presidential candidate has called for urgent action to tackle the widespread problem of fake news proliferating on sites like Facebook and Google, reports the BBC. Clinton commented on the phenomena days after a man was arrested after going to a Washington, D.C., pizza parlor armed with a gun to "investigate" the bogus "pizzagate" story, which alleges a Democratic pedophile ring is being run from the pizzeria's basement. Speaking to lawmakers on Capitol Hill, Clinton said:
"This is 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. It is a danger that must be addressed and addressed quickly."