Fake news is an epidemic. We see it daily, and it heavily plagued the 2016 US election. The issue has gotten so bad, President Barack Obama actually spoke directly to Mark Zuckerberg.
According to New York Times, Zuckerberg admitted he had talked to the former president about his complaints.
Obama has spoken out about fake news before. Prior to the election, he specifically called out Facebook.
“In an age where there’s so much active misinformation and it’s packaged very well and it looks the same when you see it on a Facebook page or you turn on your television, if everything seems to be the same and no distinctions are made, then we won’t know what to protect,” he said.
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