Even when headlines are false millions of people will click on them. Fake news is big business. It drives web traffic and spreads panic on stock markets. How is it changing the way we see the world?
Officials in Chemnitz said fake news items spread on social media fueled the riots. There are two suspects in custody and police are still looking for at least ten men who were seen making the illegal Nazi salute.
In an attempt to act before it’s too late to prevent fake news and propaganda from influencing US midterm elections, social media giants like Facebook and Twitter have removed pages, accounts and groups that spread misleading information.
Following similar moves by other tech giants, Twitter will not allow Jones to hold any accounts on the site. Jones's show Infowars is known for its inflamatory far-right conspiracy theories.
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