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Anas Modamani, a refugee from Syria who posed for a selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in 2015, sued Facebook after his photo was shared in posts falsely accusing him of being a criminal and terrorist. This week, he lost his case in court. Some lawmakers argue that cases like this prove there's a need for new, tougher libel laws. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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In A Crucial Election Year, Worries Grow In Germany About Fake News

With elections this fall, Germany is bracing for an escalation of fake news. Trust in the traditional press is waning, but some outlets are fighting back.

Supporters of South Korean President Park Geun-hye stage a rally opposing her impeachment near the Constitutional Court in Seoul on Friday. People gathered ahead of the court ruling on whether Park would be removed from office over a corruption scandal. The sign reads "South Korean President Park Geun-hye." Recent polling showed a 3-1 margin in favor of impeachment. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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South Korean Judges Uphold President Park Geun-hye's Impeachment

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Over seven seasons, Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar) conquered several Big Bads and even death itself. Warner Bros./Getty Images hide caption

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20 Years Ago, 'Buffy' Welcomed Us All To The Hellmouth (aka High School)

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Anas Modamani, a refugee from Syria who posed for a selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in 2015, sued Facebook after his photo was shared in posts falsely accusing him of being a criminal and terrorist. This week, he lost his case in court. Some lawmakers argue that cases like this prove there's a need for new, tougher libel laws. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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In A Crucial Election Year, Worries Grow In Germany About Fake News

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Toni Henson, 53, and her son, Camaran, 23, at StoryCorps in Atlanta. StoryCorps hide caption

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A Grandson And Daughter Recall The Legacy Of An 'Actual Superhero'

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