A Brief History of How Fake News Spreads So Easily on Facebook - Mother Jones

What role did Facebook-fueled fake news play during the election? We don't yet have all the answers, but one BuzzFeed analysis found that largely pro-Trump fake stories received more "engagements"—shares, reactions, and comments—than the top ...

'Fake news' is changing the way we see the world. We have to face up to what that means - The Independent

Labour is to set up an inquiry into fake news and recommend ways it could be managed. Social media could create a code of ethics for sharing news, for example, and we could even see the emergence of online communities like Wikipedia to check news.

Facebook in crosshairs as fake news battle heats up - Phys.Org

Hillary Clinton was about to be indicted, Pope Francis endorsed Donald Trump: the battle over fake news is heating up after a White House campaign in which the misinformation industry may have swung the outcome of the vote. Last week, Google and ...

Facebook drone accident under investigation - CNET

The social network's mission to connect more people to the internet via drones has hit a snag, right as the broadband space... Play video. Video: Airbnb wants to be your travel agent. Airbnb wants to be your travel agent. 1:34 November 18, 2016. As a ...

Facebook will crack down on fake news after all - New York Post

Facebook says it is taking fake news seriously, and has announced steps it is taking to crack down on its dissemination on the social network. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's co-founder and CEO, responded to a wave of post-election criticism at how ...

Facebook Attempts To Combat Fake News - MediaPost Communications

Facing relentless criticism for failing to curb “fake” news, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is calling for patience and understanding. “We take misinformation seriously,” Zuckerberg writes in a new blog post. “We've made significant progress, but there ...

Harsh truths about fake news for Facebook, Google and Twitter - Financial Times

To judge by the headlines being passed around on social media during her campaign, Hillary Clinton was often in serious trouble. Sample the FT's top stories for a week. You select the topic, we deliver the news. Select topic. Select topic, Top Stories ...

How The 2016 Election Blew Up In Facebook's Face - BuzzFeed News

As Facebook attempted to capture the fast-moving energy of the news cycle from Twitter, and shied away from policing political content, it created a system that played to confirmation bias and set the stage for fake news. posted on Nov. 21, 2016, at 8 ...

Did Facebook and Twitter Really Help Donald Trump Win the Election? - Guiding Tech (blog)

Everyone was so happy when Election Day finally came around so people would finally stop talking about it. Yet, that has not been the case so far. Social media hasn't been flooding with Trump vs. Clinton posts, but instead it's now a flood of ...

Why Facebook Can't Stop the Fake News - Fortune

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg on Friday night posted a message on his Facebook page about so-called fake news and the controversy over his company's role in carrying it to hundreds of millions of users. “The bottom line is: We take misinformation ...