Technology leaders have an obligation to call Facebook out on this. It is unethical to profit off a platform that allows the widespread proliferation of lies. Facebook must take steps to curb the spread of fake news on its platform. Facebook should also release its internal numbers on how much fake news has been viewed and shared so that there is transparency around the magnitude of the problem.
Could not agree with this more. Accountability and transparency for social platforms are absolutely vital. Mass numbers of folks being misinformed, misguided, or misled has real life, tangible and sometimes terrifying consequences. We have an obligation to be vocal.