Facebook could tackle fake news but chooses not to, regulator says

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Ah to be stuck between a rock and a hard place. On one hand, people decry censorship. On the other hand, they decry not enough censorship.


if they tackled it, we’d have articles on here saying “why is facebook trying to censor my news?”


If people could just take 2 seconds to verify a story themselves none of this would matter.


Eyeballs looking at fake news are worth the same as eyeballs looking at real news to advertisers. Probably worth more if we’re honest because we know they are easily persuadable. If your business model is selling engagement and views to advertisers, fake news and those that consume it are a rich vein.


Regulating Facebook for “fake news” sounds like a nightmare no one is going to be happy with