How Facebook Killed Fake News

On Facebook, misinformation and disinformation are the bane of Facebook. Is Wikipedia the answer?

Image: Patrick Tomasso

It’s static, but it’s interesting. I get Wikipedia’s stringent rules for what is or isn’t legit. If the almighty wiki overlords sanction a button to rid the world of fake news, then bring it. Question is, where will it go? Facebook is riddled with tap-traps. Try tapping a pic and instead you’ve opened pandora’s box of pop-ups. Tags, filters, emojis—everything but the kitchen sink.

Adding Wikipedia to the FB clutter grenade without pulling the pin will take focus. And that’s a problem. Focus is the one thing Facebook doesn’t have.

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