It is a good thing that both Facebook and Google, the technology companies that act as gateways to the world’s online information, have acted to stem the spread of internet “fake news” by targeting how phoney content producers make money: advertising. These two giants control almost half of the worldwide digital ad business. So there’s little doubt of their influence. There’s also a wealth of information to suggest that social media is where the world increasingly gets its news. This trend is particularly pronounced in America, and the fear is that people are seeing – and believing – a fake …
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