Fake News

Without a compass: politics and information in the social-media age

The outsized, suspect influence of social media in the U.S. election has to be troubling for anyone concerned about democracy.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg initially said it was 'crazy' to think the site had influenced the election but, facing growing outrage, he is now saying Facebook will make an effort to curb fake news.Photograph courtesy of Alessio Jacona

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:00 AM

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