Fake news fails
So much for Mark Zuckerberg’s “pretty-crazy-idea” claim that fake news on Facebook influenced the 2016 presidential election. In October, Facebook, Google, and Twitter execs were called to Capitol Hill to answer for their collective failure to combat Russian-backed propaganda.
In December, Google’s YouTube copped to its own responsibility fail: allowing extremist, child-exploiting, terms-of-use-violating videos to flourish on its platform.
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