WASHINGTON: Facebook on Thursday (Dec 15) unveiled a tool that allows users to report fake news, a move aimed at stemming a wave of misinformation some claim influenced the 2016 US election. "We believe in giving people a voice and that we cannot become arbiters of truth … [Read more...] about Facebook lets users click to report fake news
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WASHINGTON: Google and Facebook moved on Tuesday (Nov 15) to cut off advertising revenue to fake news sites, after a wave of criticism over the role misinformation played in the US presidential election. The move by the two tech giants aims to choke off funds to an industry … [Read more...] about Google, Facebook take aim at ‘fake’ news
'Fake news' has rarely been out of the news since Donald Trump's unlikely election to the White House. Rarely a day goes by when the president doesn't take to Twitter to accuse, normally in capital letters, the mainstream media of misrepresenting the truth when reporting on his … [Read more...] about Is fake news old news?
Pro-Trump fake stories were shared on Facebook about three times more than pro-Clinton stories -- 30.3 million shares compared to 7.6 million. "Fake news" probably did not change the outcome of the U.S. presidential election, according to a study of news consumption by voters. … [Read more...] about ‘Fake news’ didn’t change US election outcome: study
Former U.S. President Barack Obama personally urged Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to counter the rise of fake news on the social network during a meeting held shortly after last year's election, the Washington Post reported Sunday. The encounter reportedly took place on the … [Read more...] about Obama personally warned Zuckberberg over fake news: report