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Fake News on Social Media

Fake News on Social Media

After the US presidential elections two weeks ago, many commentators point towards the role social media played in the outcome. When you have a sizable portion of an electorate who rely on social media as their primary source of news, what is the responsibility of a network like Facebook or search engine like Google to take down fake news websites propagating false information? We speak to Niki Cheong, a writer and lecturer on journalism and digital culture, about the politics of misinformation on social media.