No amount of “fixing” Facebook or Google will address the underlying factors shaping the culture and information wars in which America is currently enmeshed.
Google and Facebook Can’t Just Make Fake News Disappear
danah boyd

I’m not entirely sure I agree with this either. If Facebook and Google did only the following, they would fix the majority of Fake News that has a significant impact on society’s decision making process:

  1. Highlight Fake News websites that are classified by credible Fact Checkers AND
  2. Highlight all the Facebook and Twitter profiles owned by the Fake News websites.

It’s true that new sites will be built and existing site owners will create new social media profile pages. But, when is allowed to have a “Verified” Profile Page on Facebook, you know a massive amount of easy work can be done to fix a big part of the problem.

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