Why Facebook Is the Reason Fake News Is Here to Stay
The Cambridge Analytica scandal appears to be symptomatic of much deeper challenges that Facebook must confront if it's to become a force for good in the global fight against false narratives.
These hard truths include the fact that Facebook's business model is built upon an inherent conflict of interest. The others are the company's refusal to take responsibility for the power it wields and its inability to come up with a coherent strategy to tackle fake news, writes Stephen Buckley for The Conversation Africa.
The Conversation Africa, 4 April 2018
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