Chief Justice John Roberts Warns Against Fake News

Politico reports:

“In our age, when social media can instantly spread rumor and false information on a grand scale, the public’s need to understand our government, and the protections it provides, is ever more vital,” Chief Justice John Roberts declared in his annual New Year’s Eve message summing up the work of the federal judiciary.

Roberts was not explicit about whether his call for increased civics education was intended as a rebuke of Trump, although some quickly read it that way. Trump has been widely criticized for repeating false information released online and for retweeting messages posted by conspiracy theorists and racists.

Roberts will preside over Trump’s Senate trial.