Friday, December 16, 2016

Did Facebook Just Kickstart the Real Infowar? - The Daily Beast

Did Facebook Just Kickstart the Real Infowar? - The Daily Beast: Facebook detailed a new plan Thursday to target the rapid spread of fake news across its site, a phenomenon that received renewed attention in the weeks following the 2016 election, with accusations that it may have influenced the behavior of voters.

The problem reached a breaking point two weeks ago when a gunman entered a pizza restaurant in Washington, D.C., to investigate an internet-based conspiracy theory about a child-sex ring that does not exist.

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