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Journalists are trying to trademark 'fake news' so President Trump can't use it


President Donald Trump is well known for labeling reports that don't agree with him as "fake news." And while the term may have originally been coined to refer to bogus articles that made ridiculous claims to get clicks, it's now being used by world leaders and politicians to dismiss actual reporting. 

In 2018, President Trump even went as far as to hold the "Fake News Awards" on the Republican National Committee website. The poll asked President Trump supporters to rate news organizations based on how much they distrusted them. 

But now, a group of journalists is hoping to curb the term's use.