You didn’t say it was their duty, but the original article explicitly stated as much. That is what I was quoting.
As for hardship, how would you suggest to discriminate between verified and unverified news. Or, for that matter, how would you discriminate between news and everything else?
I agree with your point.
I disagree that this was clickbaity. This was an op-ed published by a well established magazine. It was an opinion that I thought warranted some resistance, as it’s not an idea I am fain to see spread.
There’s a difference between clickbait and an opinion published through a highly visible medium (pun intended).
The original article sets up facebook and Google as journalistic platforms, places an arbitrary standard of morality upon them, and then declares that they have “failed us” for not adhering to it.
I comment because I see the first two items as fallacy, and as such thinking that they have failed us is ridiculous.