Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook, at first insisted that fake news stories carried by Facebook “surely had no impact” on the election. But in a very close election it was not crazy at all. Facebook – which wants all the readers and advertisers of the mainstream media but not to be saddled with its human editors and fact-checkers – is now taking more seriously its responsibilities as a news purveyor in cyberspace.
Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook, at first insisted that fake news stories carried by Facebook “surely had no impact” on the election. But in a very close election it was not crazy at all. Facebook – which wants all the readers and advertisers of the mainstream media but not to be saddled with its human editors and fact-checkers – is now taking more seriously its responsibilities as a news purveyor in cyberspace. Li Xin/Xinhua TNS
Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook, at first insisted that fake news stories carried by Facebook “surely had no impact” on the election. But in a very close election it was not crazy at all. Facebook – which wants all the readers and advertisers of the mainstream media but not to be saddled with its human editors and fact-checkers – is now taking more seriously its responsibilities as a news purveyor in cyberspace. Li Xin/Xinhua TNS

Online and scared: There is no stoplight, no cop, no God in cyberspace

January 16, 2017 12:41 PM

UPDATED January 16, 2017 02:18 PM

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