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What Role Should Google and Facebook Play in Addressing Fake News?

In recent months, Google and Facebook have each announced efforts to address the rise of false news reports shared — or wrongly pointed to — by their companies’ algorithms. But how much responsibility should free web browsers or social media sites have for how their products are used? How does “fake news” get proliferated so […]

Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public MediaIn recent months, Google and Facebook have each announced efforts to address the rise of false news reports shared — or wrongly pointed to — by their companies’ algorithms.

But how much responsibility should free web browsers or social media sites have for how their products are used? How does “fake news” get proliferated so widely? To discuss, we chat with Lee Hutchinson of Ars Technica.

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