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Mark Zuckerberg on Why Facebook Won't Remove 'Fake News' and 3 Other Takeaways From His Recent Interview

He opened up about regulating 'fake news,' monitoring content, his mentor and tech's next frontier

“We’re not kids in a dorm room anymore, right?”That’s what Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Kara Swisher, co-founder of Recode, in a recent podcast interview. The full transcript is available here, but we pulled out some of the key takeaways -- including the ...

by Hayden Field  | July 22, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

Fake News Spreads Faster on Twitter Than Real News, Study Says

People share fake news over Twitter because they find the content novel, according to the MIT study

Falsehoods spread faster on Twitter than real news, and the problem can't be blamed on bots, a new study finds.Fake news tends to have the real news beat in one area: novelty. That's why Twitter users can't help but share half-truths and unchecked rumors ...

by Michael Kan  | March 14, 2018 02:00:00
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How to Avoid the Danger of Fake News

'Post-truth' attacks don't have to cause harm if you enact a strategy of transparency and positivity

When a new word enters the dictionary, it usually means some new concept has forced its way into our collective vocabulary. In that context, the Oxford English Dictionary declared “post-truth” an adjective, which it defined as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective ...

by Erik Huberman  | April 15, 2017 10:00:00
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