A Call for Cooperation Against Fake News
Jeff Jarvis
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This issue can’t be solved with most of the points described here.

(though I think Snopes is 100% on the mark that this is not about the rise of fake news, it’s about the erosion of trust in “real”

news )

Any set of technically implemented solutions will be targeted using SEO techniques until they are useless or worse. Authority can and will be gamed.

(Ask yourself: how much money would it take to purchase twenty percent of the country’s 100–200 most respected newspapers? Not much these days I’m guessing, and we can assume a few of our country’s most politically motivated billionaires have already been doing this for awhile.)

Source and information transparency is the leading edge of a viable countermeasure.

Unfortunately, commercial news often has competitive goals that make that difficult.

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