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Filter bubbles not the root cause of Facebook’s fake news problem

Fake news was ample and abundant on Facebook during the recent U.S. presidential election campaign, but it’s more complicated than blaming it on “filter bubbles,” says R. Kelly Garrett.

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Confessions of a Facebook fake-news scribe

Paul Horner has been deceiving people, sometimes effectively, for years. But he had a particularly good run during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. Here are some excerpts of an interview he conducted with the Washington Post’s Caitlin Dewey (“Facebook fake-news writer: ‘I think Donald Trump is in the White House because of me’“):

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Obama denounces fake news trend

Subhed: “The U.S. president denounced the spate of misinformation across social media platforms, including Facebook, suggesting American politics can be affected.”

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MPs question Facebook on fake news problem

MPs on the House of Commons’ heritage committee questioned a Facebook representative about the plethora of false and misleading news circulated on the social media giant. In return, they got the stock line uttered earlier by Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO.

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