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1. An unverified assertion that is presented as a fact in the popular press. A term first used in 1973 by the American novelist Norman Mailer (1923–2007).

2. An unverified assertion that has been repeated so often that it is widely assumed to be true.

3. A trivial snippet of information.

Subjects: Media Studies.

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