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Why Facebook Can't Fix Fake News


Facebook fake news

Facebook is caught in a catch-22; the company drives revenue and traffic by giving users posts they're more likely to "like" and thus remain with in Facebook to continue reading, but it's also in danger of driving an exodus as fake news and bitterness of politics creates a toxic environment.

Credit: Jeff Chiu/AP

Imagine going on Facebook and finding no political posts—just your friends and their updates.

From Newsweek
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