'Fake News' has become a business model. Websites lure visitors with populist articles that are shared via Facebook. The more visit the website the better, as each click on an ad there makes money for the site's owners.
The social media giant has stepped up efforts to combat disinformation on its platform that could manipulate the outcome of the European Parliament elections. But is it doing enough?
The battle for European Parliament seats isn't just among candidates; facts and lies are facing off too. Teri Schultz looks at whether the EU has shown up for the high-stakes duel adequately equipped — and in time.
Soon after the mass shooting in Las Vegas, conspiracy theories began circulating online that spread much faster than legitimate news reports. The business of fake news appears to be booming.
Facebook has uncovered a potentially Russian-backed campaign advertising politically and socially divisive messages. The company is cooperating with US authorities after identifiying almost 500 "inauthentic" accounts.
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