Best of AP — Honorable Mention


Trump’s harsh words on ‘squad’ reinforce dark posts online

Jill Colvin, White House reporter, Washington, and Amanda Seitz, fact check reporter, Chicago, for an impactful look at the connection between President Donald Trump’s words and the misinformation as well as sexist and racist content that circulates online. The collaboration between the fact check and White House teams showed how Trump has elevated incendiary rhetoric against four freshman Democratic congresswomen, playing into a conspiratorial feedback loop that has reared its head repeatedly during his campaign and presidency.

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