August 3, 2018

“Fake News” Now Big News

Facebook Is Failing to Aid Inquiry Into ‘Fake News,’ British Lawmakers Say David D. Kirkpatrick The New York Times July 28, 2018 LONDON — A closely watched British parliamentary committee examining Russia’s exploitation of social media to try to influence elections has called for sweeping new regulations on tech companies, and has accused Facebook of providing “disingenuous answers” to some questions while avoiding others “to the point of obstruction.” A report from the House of Commons panel, which is investigating “fake news” on the internet, cited Facebook’s resistance to disclosing information as evidence of the need for more stringent rules […]