Fake News

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Facebook’s plan to fight fake news may have a fatal flaw. That’s according to a Yale study on how people read and react to news on the social media platform.

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Earlier this year, Facebook introduced tags that were supposed to warn users when a story could be fake news. But findings from a new Yale University study show that tags don’t do much to convince people.

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Since the presidential election last year, the term “fake news” has been used to discredit news reports, real or otherwise, and to shape public opinion. At times its meaning has become murky.