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Facebook gets introspective after 2016 campaign

Facebook executives are said to be taking some steps to examine their company’s role in news coverage of the 2016 U.S. presidential election after the social media platform got hijacked by all manner of false right-wing news.

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The growing clout of U.S. alt-right and fake news sites`

Columnist Nicholas Kristof writes that for all the U.S. mainstream media’s faults, it doesn’t come close to the offerings of lies and quackery that alt-right and fake news sites do. In the Trump era, those sites are gaining ground.

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