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Viral image: Says Bernie Sanders once said, "Instead of removing the conditions that make people depressed, modern society gives them antidepressant drugs."

The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Internet graphic says Bernie Sanders slammed antidepressants, but quote is actually the Unabomber’s

Ever since Bernie Sanders announced his campaign for president, journalists have been poring over his writings from late 1960s and early 1970s Vermont, some of which have raised eyebrows. As we’ve noted previously, Sanders back then wrote pieces in alternative media floating such proposals as legalizing all drugs and ending compulsory K-12 education — positions he no longer holds. But we hadn’t heard the quote attributed to him in an Internet graphic that a reader sent our way. Superimposed over a photograph of Sanders, it said, "Instead of removing the conditions that make people depressed, modern society gives them antidepressant …

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