What Facebook and Google Can Learn From the First Major News Hoax

The original American penny press told readers that horny bat-people lived on the moon. The year was 1835. Even in 2017, its lessons are more relevant than ever.

Derek Thompson
Oct 16, 2017 · 7 min read
Library of Congress

In the age of the platform, how can anybody be sure that the news they read is true?

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