Friday, November 18, 2016

As fake news takes over Facebook feeds, many are taking satire as fact; Guardian, 11/17/16

Nicky Woolf, Guardian; As fake news takes over Facebook feeds, many are taking satire as fact:
"Facebook has a serious fake news problem, a major contributor to what has been called the “post-truth” era...
In a way, the problem is not a new one. Publications such as the National Enquirer in the US have long bent the truth, often shamelessly. But now, a fake story can much more easily masquerade as real because in Facebook’s walled garden all the posts look largely the same.
Even the most savvy news consumers can be tricked this way."

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