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How Online “Fake News” Hardened America’s Divide | America’s Great Divide | FRONTLINE

As the 2020 election and potential new cyber threats loom, revisit how a 2016 Russian disinformation campaign inflamed America’s divisions — and how then-candidate Donald Trump helped fan the flames.

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For the full story, stream “America’s Great Divide: From Obama to Trump” — a two-night, four-hour FRONTLINE documentary series on how America’s polarized politics came to be that provides new insights and crucial context for the 2020 election year.

“America’s Great Divide: From Obama to Trump” will be available first, in its entirety, at, at and on the PBS Video App. Stream the full two-part, four-hour series there beginning Mon., Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. E.S.T./5 p.m. C.S.T. The series premieres on PBS stations Mon., Jan. 13 and Tues, Jan. 14 at 9 p.m. E.S.T./8 p.m. C.S.T. (check local listings).

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