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"Lügenpresse", a German Compound Word composed of "Lügen" (Lies)[1] and "Presse" (Press),[2] is, according to duden.de, "a keyword for media, especially newspapers and periodicals, about whom it is alleged that they are being politically, ideologically or economically influenced to conceal or falsify information and thus to manipulate public opinion".[3] The English Equivalent of "Lügenpresse" would be "lying Press", or more accurately, "Lies-Press". In modern Times, the Word has been used by Supporters of PEgIdA, a.k.a. Pegidists, and Supporters of Donald Trump, among them Richard Spencer, who called the Mainstream Media the Lügenpresse during Hailgate.[4][5] In Janaury 2015, Pegidists in Dresden chanted: "Lügenpresse, halt die Fresse", that is: "Lies-Press, shut your Face".[6] According to a Poll, one in every five Germans holds the Media to be a Lügenpresse.[7]


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  2. "Presse". dict.cc. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  3. "Lügenpresse". duden.de. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  4. Rick Noack (24 October 2016). "The ugly history of 'Lügenpresse', a Nazi slur shouted at a Trump rally". washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  5. Daniel Lombroso, Yoni Appelbaum (21 November 2016). "'Hail Trump!': White Nationalists Salute the President Elect". theatlantic.com. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  6. Alexander Griffing (20 February 2017). "'Fake News'? Trump's Media Attacks Have an Ominous Precedent in Nazi-era 'Lying Press' Strategy". haaretz.com. Archived from the Original on 21 February 2017. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  7. "Jeder Fünfte nennt deutsche Medien 'Lügenpresse'". welt.de. 31 October 2015. Retrieved 26 November 2016.